BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY PHOTOS
Oliver the day we found him near death. Oliver 3 weeks later, treated for worms, fleas and antibiotics fo any
He had to be syringe fed as he had all but given up infections. As can be seen he has blossomed and put on weight.
Rhubarb used to be fearful Rhubarb never stops smiling now
Sweetpea used to have chronic tear duct infections Much happier now her eye has been surgically removed
Lucas-Bear when he arrived March 2011
Lucas-Bear June 2011
CheekyChops as she was at the shelter CheekyChops as she is now at the Sanctuary
Naughtytrousers as he was at the shelter CC (left) and NT (right) in late February 2011.
Mialto the day after she arrived 2008 Mialto in January 2011
Wims when she arrived in February 2011 with scaly face
Wims May 2011 her scaly face has been successfully treated
Above - Katie as we found her in 2007, she had been left unattended for several months and had jumped into an area that had no food or water. She was skin and bones when we found her and she was also unable to moo as she had lost her voice trying to get attention. We arranged with her owners to take both her and Roxy and they have been living with us ever since.
Above - Katie December 2010, with her good friend Milton
Above - Sophie in 2008 when she arrived she had urine scald on her fur and legs from being kept in a dirty cage.
Above - Sophie 2011, her yellow fur is long gone as is the pink skin that had been irritated and "scalded" from lying in urine.
Above - Applesauce 2009 after she was rescued
Above - Applesauce January 2011
Angry and another rooster were dumped on a property in the Hobart region. The people who then looked after them noticed that Angry was missing a large number of feathers and all of his tail feathers. He was scared of humans and appeared to the people to be ‘angry’. Unfortunately they were unable to keep both roosters due to the noise and asked Big Ears to take them, The picture was taken in February 2011
The second picture was taken June 2011 and already the difference is evident, not only in feather growth but he is not worried by human interaction now.
Above -Connor when he first went into foster care 2010
Above -Connor January 2011
The Sanctuary welcomed Connor to the family all the way from NSW. He has had a terrible start to life involving starvation and physical abuse. Here is Connor's story.
Connor was surrendered to the RSPCA in the Hunter Valley NSW. A volunteer named Helen describes Connor
Connor only had a day or so to go before he was euthanaised. thank you so much for keeping in touch - I just can't believe he has so much hair now. You can not imagine how he looked when I saw him in his kennel at the RSPCA - just skin and bone and about 10 centimetres wide in the hip. Ghastly. If ever a dog needed a second chance it's Connor.
Helen contacted a foster carer named Pauline and she rehabilitated Connor for 3 months. When he arrived at Pauline’s he weighed 15 kilograms (he had put on 4 kilos at the RSPCA).
Connor was further described
Connor's past has been a sad one, severely neglected, starved and ill treated this beautiful looking shepherd came into care from an animal shelter in Sydney.
Connor came to his carer emaciated, flea ridden and with sunken eyes and the poorest coat we have ever seen and weigh in at 15 kilos. He was within days of not surviving
After 3 months in foster care Connor weighed 30 kilos and was ready to find a forever home.
Connor now calls Big Ears home and is settling into a life full of love. He has taken to the comforts of life with great enjoyment, sleeping inside most of the day and night. He is always ready for a meal and then likes to spend his evenings on the couch with me cuddling.
The good news doesn’t end there. As a result of all the wonderful work that went into rehabilitating Connor and finding him a new home, the RSPCA at the Hunter Valley has scheduled a meeting to look at setting up a “Rehabilitation Unit” to save more of the ‘Connors’ that come into the facility.
Annie in March/April 2011 after being rescued from death row in Mildura by Brightside. Picture courtesy of Brightside.
Annie in May 2011, learning to adjust to life full of love and comfort.
Kelly 2008 Kelly 2011
2009 Major Tom Major Tom 2011
Twiggy 2009 Twiggy (mum cat) 2011
Clarence 2008 Clarence 2011 (and 80 kilos lighter)
Pebbles 2010 Pebbles 2011
Humphrey as the small kitten we had to bottle rear Humphrey 2011
(after being dumped and left to die) 2008