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PURINA Pound Pups To Dog Stars


Season 1 Ep 7 - Rikki

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Episode 7 - Rikki

Rikki is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier X who was rescued by the Auckland SPCA. Rikki was living a horrendous life, constantly beaten by his owners; his story is a very sad one, he lost an eye, had a broken jaw, fractured leg and missing teeth. Rikki's case was one of the worst cases of animal neglect reported in NZ. His owner was prosecuted and received jail time.

When Mark and his team took on Rikki from the SPCA, although a lot of his obvious physical injuries were heeling, he still had some neurological and skin issues that needed to be sorted before he could begin any training.

Despite his horrific start to life and the mistreatment he had suffered at the hands of humans, Rikki still had a lovely, friendly nature and loves people; he's very kind and gentle, which made him a great ambassador to go into schools and help educate children on how to behave around dogs and how to treat them kindly.

Rikki was found a loving new home and is now living the good life with his new family.

Due to the skin issues Rikki was suffering he is fed Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach