IT has been about a year since two RSPCA inspectors responded to a report of an emaciated dog in a Willagee backyard where it was deprived of food and water.
Happily though, the young female boxer cross dog has gone from the 10kg it weighed at the time of being seized to the healthy and happy animal it is today.
RSPCA staff recently enjoyed a visit from the dog they named Spot and its new owner Michelle Gaynor of Currambine.
Mrs Gaynor renamed the dog Billie ‘Boo’ Bear and helped transform it from a scared, timid dog into the strong, confident dog it is today.
RSPCA spokesman Tim Mayne thanked Mrs Gaynor and her family for the wonderful work they have done with Boo.
‘Michelle has not only transformed her beloved pet into the healthy and trusting dog she is today, but Michelle has also managed to raise awareness about cruelty and neglect in the wider community,’ he said.
‘Spot’s story is just one of many cases of horrific cruelty and neglect that RSPCA Inspectors deal with on a daily basis and that is why we need the help of the animal-loving public of WA.’
RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event, Million Paws Walk, is next month and people can register online at www.|millionpawswalk.com.au to attend the event at Sir James Mitchell Park on the South Perth foreshore on May 19. Discounts are available for people register before May 12.