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Behind Lylah’s gorgeous Amber eyes lies a pain that only a mother can understand. Please read Lylah’s story, and help us honour Lylah and her kitten – the baby she never got a chance to raise.

 It was midday on a Thursday late last month when the call came in. A young female cat had been brought into the emergency vet on Magill road the previous night as a stray. She was pregnant, but it didn’t take long for the vets to determine that something was wrong.

Lylah had lost her baby, and was at severe risk of infection and even death without an emergency cesarean.

Thankfully the vets acted quickly and without delay. They knew that despite the fact that Lylah was a stray without an owner, RSPCA would cover the cost of her surgery.

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By the time we got the call, Lylah was out of surgery and recovering well. Without hesitation we accepted the  bill for Lylah’s surgery, and took her into care. Despite the trauma she had experienced, Lylah recovered, and we’re proud to report that last week she found a loving forever home.

Lylah never got a chance to raise her beautiful baby. But thanks to the emergency care she received, she now has a second chance at a long a healthy life herself. This emergency care is not possible without the generous support of people like you.

Please make a gift today in honour of Lylah and her kitten. By making a gift, you can ensure we never have to hesitate when a homeless animal like Lylah needs emergency surgery.


Answers to your frequently asked questions

My animal needs surgery and I can’t afford it. Can I add them to this list?

Unfortunately, no. This website is to raise funds for animals that are in RSPCA South Australia’s care and custody. If you have financial trouble and your pet is in need of medical treatment or surgery, please contact us on 1300 4 777 22 so we can talk to you about your options. It is important that all animals receive the medical treatment they need.

Is my gift tax deductible and will I get a receipt for it?

Yes, any gift over $2 that is made to RSPCA South Australia is tax deductible. You will receive an official receipt emailed immediately to the email address you supplied when making your donation. If you have any further questions or if you haven’t received your receipt, you can also contact us directly on 1300 4 777 22, or send an email to

Will you keep my information secure?

RSPCA South Australia is committed to the protection of your personal information and handles all personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) prescribed in the Privacy Act 1988. Our privacy policy explains how RSPCA South Australia collects, uses, discloses and holds your personal information, and your rights of access to the information that we hold about you.

Why have some animals already had surgery?

Sometimes animals come to us with such serious, life-threatening conditions that require immediate treatment. Fundraising for these animals is still just as important as we need recover the funds we spent on the animal’s treatment so we can continue to care for others who need our help.

Why can’t RSPCA South Australia pay for this treatment themselves?

RSPCA South Australia is a non-government, community based charity. We rely on the generous support of the community for 90% of our funding. Without donations from the community, through campaigns such as the Animal Emergency Fund, we simply could not be there for animals in need.

What happens to the animals if the fundraising target isn’t reached?

We are committed to providing the best possible care for all creatures great and small. As a result, we will provide each and every animal with the care and treatment they need even if we aren’t able to reach the total fundraising target.

What happens to the funds if more is raised than what is needed?

If there are any funds leftover after medical treatment is provided to the animal, it will be directed back into the Animal Emergency Fund to help pay for treatment for the many other animals that need our help.