Izzy’s second chance

Foster carer Sam Whyborn with Izzy.
Foster carer Sam Whyborn with Izzy.

An animal lover found the 10-week-old dog with a broken leg and immediately took her to Midland Vet Clinic.

RSPCA WA chief inspector Amanda Swift said the prompt action taken by the pup’s rescuer meant the dog received urgent medical attention.

The pup, named Izzy by RSPCA staff, later underwent specialist surgery at Perth Veterinary Specialists and is now recovering in foster care.

“It was quite a sophisticated operation to repair her leg due to the nature of the injury, which initial examinations indicate may have been caused by a strong impact such as a kick, as the rest of her body was in healthy condition,” Ms Swift said.

“She will be in rehabilitation with her foster family for quite some time, but is expected to make a full recovery.”

The RSPCA was unable to trace the owner of the puppy because she did not have a collar, microchip or any other form of identification.

She will be rehomed when she has recovered from her injuries.

Anyone who witnesses animal cruelty or neglect should call RSPCA WA on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589) or www.rspcawa.asn.au.