Severely emaciated and weak, Happy was at death’s door when her rescuers found her. They were responding to a complaint that Happy had been abandoned and appeared ‘lifeless’ where she had collapsed amongst the long grass in her owner’s backyard.
Happy did not have access to any food or water and her hip and rib bones were visible and protruding. Her rescuers attempted to give her some dog food and water. In a desperate struggle to eat or drink Happy tried standing up, but was so weak she fell onto her face.
She was carried out of the backyard and to the RSPCA Ambulance.
The next day Happy was taken to RSPCA Wacol and given a body score of 1, meaning she was severely emaciated, her bones were clearly visible and she had lost nearly all of her muscle on her pelvis and back legs.
Sadly, vets confirmed it was likely these issues had been present for at least one month and were caused by total neglect.
Happy’s owner was taken to court and was issued with penalties including being prohibited from owning any other animals for 10 years.
The best news is that Happy is now just as her name describes. She is healthy, happy, and cheeky. She also loves her food! Happy has found a loving forever home where she can play with toys, run around her backyard and be spoiled with lots of yummy food.
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