Chip the Dachshund, after six months in RSPCA NSW care where he receivedcritical veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and a very tiny wheelchairfitting, is now looking for his perfect forever home.

Chip is one of almost 30,000 animals who turn to RSPCA NSW for help each year.

Last November, Chip was found living in a garage with paralysed legs and noaid to help him walk. His back limbs were ulcerated from getting dragged alongthe floor.

RSPCA NSW later located Chip’s owner who was homeless and struggling at thetime. RSPCA NSW’s Community Programs worked closely with her to try and helpher give Chip the life he needed. In the end, she made the decision tosurrender him to the organisation.

Chip’s foster carer Katie Jarvis provided him round-the-clock care for threemonths. She helped him eat, helped him get around, changed his nappies, kepthim warm and stayed with him so he would not become anxious.

“I loved Chip at first sight. Such a small boy with a big personality, Iwanted to take him into my home and help heal him immediately,” she said.

His next owner will need to tick the following boxes to adopt him:

  • Must have experience with a special needs animal
  • Must have breed experience
  • Must be only animal

Due to Chip’s disability and separation anxiety, he cannot be left alone forextended periods of time. His new owner will need to be around for most of theday in order to toilet him, help him get around and offer the unconditionalsupport he requires.

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