Rottweiler's condition horrifies
SERIOUSLY emaciated, flea and tick burden, and needing a blood transfusion.
This full-grown Rottweiler may not survive after being seized from a house block in Mount Morgan on Friday after reports of the dog being neglected.
The dog was rushed to Rockhampton for veterinary treatment.
Weighing 26kg, the poor dog looked more like a puppy with RSPCA regional senior inspector Shayne Towers-Hammond saying a dog of this size and age should be 35kg to 40kg.
“The dog's situation has been decreed to be consistent with inappropriate food and water,” he said.
“The condition of the animal is such that it may require a blood transfusion due to the amenia.
“We have our fingers crossed for the dog and should the animal survive we will have the dog cared for by one of our animal foster carers.”
Mr Towers-Hammond said they were waiting to speak to the owners of the dog to explain the animal's condition, and would consider the possibility of taking court action.
“Penalties in this type of matter may result in a substantial fine or even a custodial sentence of up to a year.”