|Lady shortly after being seized by RSPCA Inspectors.|
|Inspector Claire Kendall with Lady on their way to Victoria. Thanks Jetpets!|
The dogs were seized and transported to the RSPCA clinic at Yagoona and presented to a veterinarian. Examinations revealed that the dog (Lady Woo - a Red Cattle Dog) showed advanced signs of malnutrition, was very underweight at 8.5 kilograms, with a body score of 4 out of 5 on the Tufts Animal Care and Condition Scale; where 1 is ideal and 5 is emaciated. The veterinarian stated that Lady had no body fat, easily visible ribs and boney prominences. Both ear tips were ulcerated as a result of fly bite, she also had fleas and was infested with whipworm and tapeworm.
Over the course of her lengthy stay, Lady gained back her physicality, increased her body fat and went from strength to strength. Ms Woo had beat the odds! She got so well in fact that she was eventually allowed to be placed for adoption in a chance to find her fur-ever home.
With the help of the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue team, it wasn't too long before Lady Woo was discovered by Gail Fawcett and her husband. Whisked away with the assistance of Jetpets, Lady Woo was flown from Sydney to Victoria to be with her new family.
Lady Woo is now simply called 'Lady' and has found a wonderful pair of "hoomans" in the Fawcett family and also has a new playmate in the Fawcetts other dog, Bailey. Ladys new family love her so much. She is a gentle loving and affectionate dog and has definitely become part of the family in the short time they have known her. Gail and her husband don't like to go on holidays because it means leaving Lady behind. If the Fawcetts ever have to board her at a kennel, Lady gets to sleep on Gails and her husbands bed when she gets home from vacation.
Congratulations Fawcetts and Lady and for sharing your story. Best wishes to you all!
You can view more pics of Lady and her playpal Bailey at our Facebook page here!