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.