Stitch's Fund

Stitch's Fund

In a horrific act of cruelty, 15-year old Stitch was found dumped on the side of the road, trapped inside a tied garbage bag, and left to suffer a slow and agonising death.

By a life-saving stroke of fate, he was found by a diligent SAPOL officer on patrol who thankfully chose to investigate after seeing the bag lying in dry grass. When Stitch came into our care, this elderly cat was noticeably traumatised by his ordeal. Severely underweight and starving, he eagerly gobbled up the food we offered him.

Poor Stitch had a large, deep, open wound on his lower stomach, inside his left hind leg. Badly swollen and infected, he had likely been suffering with this painful injury for a while.

Our vet team wasted no time in performing surgery to repair the wound, and we are happy to report the procedure went well. Operating veterinarian Lauren prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection, and medication for extended pain relief, and advised he may need further surgery, depending on the healing process.

Despite all he has been through, every volunteer and staff member who has met Stitch describes him as a lovely-natured, friendly cat. We believe he will thrive in a foster home environment, and with lots of TLC, should make a full recovery.

Will you donate to Stitch’s emergency fund to help us cover the costs of his surgery, treatment and foster care, until he is fully recovered?

At RSPCA South Australia, we never turn our back on an animal in need. But as a community-funded organisation, we need your help. We want to give Stich the safe, comfortable golden years he deserves, in a home where he is treated like family, not garbage.

Let’s combat cruelty with compassion. Show Stitch there are humans out there who care, and help us give him a second chance.


*The goal for Stitch’s fundraiser includes the costs of surgery to repair his wound (including potentially revision surgery depending on how it heals), antibiotics to treat the infection, dental work, blood tests, pain relief and foster care. If his medical and care costs are less than is raised in his name, additional funds will help us cover the urgent veterinary costs for other animals in our care. These currently include a cat with a badly broken leg, a Heeler X with cystic growths all over his body, and a small dog who is lame from cruciate ligament damage.

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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