25 May 2012
The Labrador cross puppy left for dead in a bin at Bolivar is out of hospital and beginning a new
The seven week old has been fostered by a caring home, until he is ready to be adopted.
RSPCA (SA) Chief Inspector Simon Richards says with the adoption process still several weeks
down the track, it’s the best solution for the pup.
“The puppy will need a lot of TLC and will be much better off in a home, where he can socialize
with people and other animals,” he said.
“This is an important step in his development and will ensure he grows up healthy and happy.”
The RSPCA is focused on finding the person responsible for dumping the puppy and two others in
a sealed plastic bag, at the Caltex Service Station on Port Wakefield Road last Friday.
A male and a female puppy had died before the crime was discovered.
Mr Richards said a post mortem revealed they both had fractured skulls.
“An examination of the surviving pup also revealed evidence of head trauma,” he said. “His left
eye and ear were injured, and he appeared concussed.
“Thankfully it does not appear as though he sustained permanent damage.
“To survive not only a head injury but being dumped in a sealed plastic bag shows incredible
strength and spirit.
“He is definitely a little fighter.
“We are calling on anyone with information about this crime to call the RSPCA. They can be
assured this will be treated confidentially.”
If caught and convicted, the culprit faces up to two years behind bars or a $20,000 fine.
Subscribe today and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest campaigns, events and news.