Tuesday February 24 7:30pm
This week on RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE, inspectors wonder what happened to Leo the hero dog; an Irish wolfhound needs some love after a car accident; and endangered flying foxes face an uncertain future after being abandoned by their mother.
In Melbourne, the RSPCA are called to investigate a report of animals abandoned at a burnt-out house. Only a few days earlier, Leo the terrier had been hailed a hero for rescuing a litter of kittens from the blazing house. Inspectors Natalie Linney and Shannon Walsh inspect the property and find the kittens and their mother still living in the burnt-out shell with Leo nowhere to be found.
Still in Melbourne, inspector Stuart Marchesani is called to a property on the outskirts of Melbourne where an Irish wolfhound has been left on his own while recovering from an operation after being hit by a car. The owner has no relatives or friends who can help her and the dog needs urgent treatment.
Meanwhile, in Sydney, the RSPCA join WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) to save a group of orphaned grey-headed flying foxes. Inspector Slade Macklin harnesses up to climb the tree in a tricky operation to bring down the endangered species.
Narrated by ANTHONY FIELD, RSPCA ANIMAL RESCUE follows Australia’s RSPCA inspectors as they rescue, protect and prevent cruelty to the animals of Australia.