RSPCA regional inspector Alistair Hills and the puppy Roxy.
RSPCA regional inspector Alistair Hills and the puppy Roxy.

Miracle pup finds new home

A PUPPY found brutally bashed and close to death under a pile of rubbish at the Woodenbong tip has a new home.

And the RSPCA has revealed the puppy's new family is the one who found her more than two months ago.

The puppy, named Roxy, has spent the past couple of months under close observation by carers and a Killarney veterinarian while she recovered from serious injuries inflicted when she was bashed over the head and thrown into a garbage bin on the tip run to Woodenbong.

The bin Roxy was dumped in was picked up by a garbage truck and taken to the Woodenbong tip where the truck was emptied, puppy and all.

For weeks after she was found, it was thought Roxy would likely have to be put down. She arrived at the veterinarian suffering significant swelling to the brain, leaving her blind and deaf.

Since then, the swelling has receded, restoring her hearing and eyesight and last week the vet gave her a clean bill of health.

RSPCA Far North Coast inspector Alistair Hills said, despite her ordeal, Roxy was a quiet, soft-natured dog, with no signs of timidity or distress from her trauma.

Mr Hills said the family who adopted Roxy wanted to avoid publicity but would give her a good life. Mr Hills said the family already had another "nice dog" and children who would love playing with their new pup.