Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scooby's RSPCA Rescue attempts

Picture courtesy brisbanetimes.com.au

We are being inundated with calls of support for our rescue efforts to save deaf dog, Scooby who is currently trapped in cave near Cessnock. Scooby was walking with his owners when he was distracted by something in the bush, he ran after it and ended up entering a cave which he couldn't get out of. He has been there since Sunday.

Four RSPCA Inspectors are onsite and are being ably assisted by the local fire brigade. The inspectors report that they can hear Scooby and have been able to get food to him. The problem is that the cavity in which he is suck in is very difficult to get to. We are currently using specialist small drilling equipment to try and get closer to Scooby.

Check out the coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Telegraph

Also check out our very own Inspector Slade Macklin contorting his body to squeeze through a space no bigger than a rat hole. This story was broadcast on Today this morning.

This is also a solemn reminder of the importance of our work and why we so desperately need support. We don't receive government funding to support these rescue attempts. In fact, some of our inspectors are so passionate about the work they do, they personally purchase specialised and expensive equipment out of their own pockets to enable them to help dog's like Scooby. If you would like to make a donation to help us fund these rescue attempts, click here.

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