Junie's Fund

Junie's Fund

Viciously attacked by a dog three times her size, poor Junie was absolutely terrified when she arrived in our care just a few weeks ago.

Found roaming the streets, the 7-year-old Terrier X was spotted mid-attack by a member of the public who called our rescue line for help.

RSPCA Rescue Officer Krista rushed Junie by animal ambulance to our Lonsdale Shelter for treatment, where our vets discovered that a deep bite wound around her neck was just millimeters from damaging her jugular vein, windpipe and vital nerves. They immediately operated to drain and clean the wound.

If Junie hadn’t come to us when she did, she wouldn’t have survived.

Happily, Junie is showing strong signs of recovery from the wound on her neck – but the poor thing is far from out of the woods.

Our vets have no way of knowing just how long Junie has been suffering with a balloon-sized mass on her groin, but it’s likely – given its size – that this abdominal hernia has been present for several years, causing poor Junie excruciating pain.

A congenital defect is the probable cause of Junie’s massive hernia.

Hernias in dogs require medical treatment as soon as possible - they do not heal themselves.

This darling girl has lived too many of her seven years in pain, left to suffer without the treatment she needed. She has trouble toileting, breathing, and moving – all because of the pain caused by the weight of this enormous hernia.

The severity of Junie’s dreadful hernia requires us to seek the additional help of a specialist Adelaide veterinary surgeon.

Will you help ensure a brighter future for this gorgeous girl by contributing to her treatment?

We want to do everything we can for Junie – including protecting her from infections and medical complications once her painful mass is removed. This will give her the quality of life she truly deserves. However, as a charity 91% funded by community donations, we simply don’t have the funds to do this on our own.

Our vets estimate the total cost of Junie’s treatment will be $2,000.

Please donate today to help give her the new start to life that she deserves.

* The goal for Junie’s fundraiser includes surgery to treat her initial neck injury, then treat and remove her hernia as well as post-operative care and monitoring, including the ongoing costs of antibiotics, pain relief, medication and rehabilitation. If her medical and care costs are less than is raised in her name, additional funds will provide care for other animals in need.


raised of $2,000 goal

Campaign progress

  • Goal: $2,000
  • Achieved: 335.4%
  • Days left: 0
  • No. donors: 153
  • Av. amount: $44

Thank you for your donation!

Your kindness will make a huge difference to the safety and wellbeing of animals in South Australia.

Do you have friends, family or colleagues who might also want to help? Why not share news of your donation via social media. Every donation we receive goes a long way to expanding the work of RSPCA South Australia.

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Here's to your forever home Junie, may your life be blessed from now xo