Maria's Fund

Maria's Fund

Earlier this week, a 10-month-old stray kitten was found caught in an illegal steel-jaw trap in Alberton.

Maria (named by our vet team because of her sweet nature) suffered severe injuries to her foot – the trap’s serrated jaws ruptured ligaments and cut off circulation. By the time she was found, infection had set in.

Your loving gift is needed urgently to help cover the costs of Maria’s vital surgery and rehabilitation.

Steel-jaw traps are illegal in every Australian state. There have been a spate of horrific incidences recently, including an echidna, and a Pomeranian whose case is facing the courts this week.

These barbaric traps regularly maim pets and wildlife, sometimes leaving euthanasia as the only humane option, but Maria was rescued just in time.

Our vet team promptly conducted xrays and determined that amputation was the kindest course of action, to give Maria the best chance of a full and happy life, free of pain.

In emergency situations like this, we need to act fast in the best interests of the animal. But we are left with an unexpected bill – around $2,500 in this case.

We depend on big-hearted animal-lovers like you to help cover these costs. Your kindness today will ensure we can continue to be there for animals in need of critical care.

With you on her side, Maria’s prognosis is strong. She’s just a baby with her whole life ahead of her. Will you shower this brave kitten with love, and help her get back on her feet?

*The goal for Maria’s fundraiser includes the cost of xrays, leg amputation surgery under anaesthetic, anti-biotics, pain relief, post-operative care 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 $2,500 goal

Campaign progress

  • Goal: $2,500
  • Achieved: 139.2%
  • Days left: 0
  • No. donors: 101
  • Av. amount: $34

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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To anyone that reads this, find it in your soul to donate whatever you can. These babies need our help and can’t do it alone. If everyone donated just $1.. imagine how much could be raised for creatures that only ever ask for our love and care. Be selfless, be generous, be the best form of human you can be.