The homeowner offered her food, water and a blanket to keep warm through the night, but when the poor girl was still there in the morning, weak and despondent, the RSPCA was called to the rescue.
When Rescue Officer Krista arrived, she was struck by the sad sight of Rosie lying helplessly on the step, her eyes seeming to plead for help. The first thing Krista noticed was a large mass of inflamed tissue protruding from Rosie’s vulva, known as prolapse. She was also suffering from swollen eyes and a leg injury that made her limp when she tried to stand.
It was a team effort to carefully lift and carry this big girl into the RSPCA animal ambulance on a stretcher. Despite being scared and in pain, Rosie stayed calm and sedate, as if she trusted that we were there to help her.
She was not microchipped or desexed, and no-one in the area recognised this sweet girl. Who knows how long she had been doing it tough living on the streets, soldiering through pain and discomfort, without a home to call her own.
Rosie was in such a bad state that it was deemed best to take her straight to an animal emergency clinic open during this public holiday. Here, veterinary staff administered fluids and pain relief, performed initial tests, and provided urgent treatment to reduce the prolapse.
Rosie is now in the safe hands of the RSPCA vet team, and is already starting to look brighter, but she still has a long way to go. Will you help us give Rosie the care and love she deserves?