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An RSPCA supporter recently called RSPCA NSW in regards to a distressed dog that had found it's way into a nearby canal and was unable to climb the steep canal banks to get back out. Responding to the call, RSPCA Inspectors arrived and entered the canal to calm the weak and cold German Shepherd cross Rottweiler.
Once calmed and reassured by Inspector Gillian, the poor dog was carefully stretchered out of the canal to safety, toweled off and reassured with lots of hugs and pats. Unfortunately, however, the male German Shepherd cross Rottweiler does not have an ID tag on his collar and has not been microchipped by his owners, so cannot be reunited with his family. He is currently in the care of the RSPCA NSW.
If anyone has information relating to a male German Shepherd cross Rottweiler lost in the West Hoxton/Austral or surrounding areas, please contact the RSPCA on 02 9770 7555.
This story demonstrates the vital importance of microchipping your pets and having identification tags attached to their collars in case they become lost. Microchipping and ID tags are available at your local RSPCA Shelter - CLICK HERE for contact details.