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Cute Rocky Car Crash Victim Up For Adoption

Digit. Image Credit: RSPCA 

Digit, the eight week old blue healer pup that was hit by a car in Rockhampton, will be up for adoption this weekend.

The poor pup was taken home, left for days without treatment, and allegedly provided potentially fatal human drugs in place of veterinary expertise.

The human drug in Digit’s system led to suspected poisoning and a concern from vets over organ failure. She sustained a list of injuries unthinkable for a puppy of only 8 weeks:

  • Broken back legs – one requiring pins, and one plates.
  • Exposed bones in her toes – losing 2 digits on her front left paw.

After extensive treatment Digit ( now called Rio), will be travelling to Brisbane from Rockhampton for the massive Pop Up Adoption event this Saturday.

Digit. Image Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA Pop Up Adoption event is returning for its fifth year on Saturday 12th January at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The event will bring together dogs, puppies, kittens, cats plus for the first time guinea pigs from RSPCA shelters right across Queensland. Staff and volunteers are hoping to break the record set last year when a staggering 432 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens were rehomed on the day.

Rio (formerly Digit). Image Credit: RSPCA

“It was exhilarating and so encouraging. Everyone was over the moon,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty.

“Animals currently in foster care will also be coming,” continued Mr Beatty.

“The whole day will be very family orientated. We will have information for pet owners and pet items available for purchase, as well as displays by RSPCA QLD Reptile adoptions, the foster team and School for Dogs. It will be a great day out for all and we can’t wait to see you there and help you find your forever pet.”

Rio (formerly Digit). Image Credit: RSPCA

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