‘SO SAD’: Emaciated pup found abandoned at Goodna
AUTHORITIES will likely prepare to investigate a second possible case of animal cruelty to occur in the Ipswich area in recent weeks.
It comes after a badly emaciated dog, believed to be abandoned, was found at Goodna this past Thursday.
The distressed animal, understood to be a male Staffy, was discovered alone and in serious need of medical attention.
Good Samaritan Adonis Habchi made the tragic find not too far from his home on Arkins Crescent about 2pm.
He took to social media in the hours following to reveal the frightened pup was in such bad shape that it could "hardly walk and was riddled with fleas."
Images he posted online further highlighted the pup's horrific condition - gaunt and with his ribcage and hip bones protruding.
Heartbroken and in shock, Mr Habchi said the animal's "eyes were so scared."
"I can't believe my eyes, this is so sad," he wrote.
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He said he provided the animal with a small amount of food, water, and a towel to lie on as he awaited the arrival of RSPCA officers.
Mr Habchi said he attempted to comfort the animal while the pair waited.
It is understood the pup was taken to RSPCA's Ipswich facility where he received urgent medical treatment.
A spokesman for the RSPCA is expected to comment on the matter in coming days.
The cowardly act comes little more than a week after a litter of six puppies, believed to be of a similar breed, were found dumped in a shopping bag under a bridge at Walloon.
Tragically, two of the puppies have since died.
The four surviving animals will be ready for adoption in about six weeks after they are desexed.
It is unclear at this time whether the two incidents are related.
Anyone with information should contact RSPCA QLD on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625), by emailing email@example.com or online at www.rspcaqld.org.au/cruelty
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