Summer's Fund

Summer's Fund

Summer was hit by a car, resulting in a broken leg and fractured skull.

Update 4/8/22: Summer’s surgery was a success and after two months of challenging crate rest, she is well on the road to recovery.
But the reality is that we are still significantly out-of-pocket, falling well short of our target of $6000 needed to cover her medical costs. If you haven’t yet chipped in and have the capacity to do so, we would be so grateful – every little bit counts!

She was lucky to survive. Now she needs your help to make a full recovery. Following the accident, Summer was rushed to an emergency vet centre where they took x-rays and provided pain relief and IV fluids.

She is now in the capable hands of our vet team at the Lonsdale shelter. Summer will need surgery to repair her fractured leg and careful monitoring to ensure her injuries heal properly.

At just two years old, we are confident that with the right care, Summer can have a bright future ahead of her. But we can only make this happen with your support.

As a community funded organisation, we already rely on generous donations to run our day-to-day animal care operations.

On top of this vital daily work, sometimes an animal like Summer comes into our care in a critical condition, and we find ourselves in urgent need of extraordinary funds for their medical treatment. That’s where you come in. (Click below to read more…)

We estimate the costs of vet treatment and care for Summer will soar into the thousands.

With already stretched resources, and record numbers of animals in our care, we simply can’t shoulder this cost on our own.

This brave girl has shown incredible resilience so far, and Summer’s beautiful nature has shone through the pain.

Fortunately, there don’t seem to be any signs of neurological damage. We are hopeful that she will make a full recovery within 6-8 weeks, and be ready to find a loving forever home.

Will you help bring the sunshine back into Summer’s life? Please chip in what you can to her emergency fund today, to help cover the costs of her vital surgery and long-term recovery.

Thank you for helping us provide critical care for animals like Summer when they need it most. We couldn’t do this life-changing work without you.

*The goal for Summer’s fundraiser includes the cost of x-rays, surgery to repair her fractured leg, removal of a fractured tooth, desexing, pain relief, post-operative care, monitoring 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 $6,000 goal

Campaign progress

  • Goal: $6,000
  • Achieved: 83.7%
  • Days left: 0
  • No. donors: 82
  • Av. amount: $61

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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Dear Summer, Sending you our best wishes as you recover. Our friend Andrew told us about the RSPCA SA. We are very grateful to all the wonderful people helping you