STELLA - Staffy Lab X


The RSPCA asked NRAS to take Stella and her siblings into care at only six weeks of age due to extreme neglect.


Stella was originally named Rocks-Anne by NRAS volunteers as she was so hungry she had been eating rocks to fill her belly.  The rocks caused major internal problems, so much so that the pups required emergency surgery for them to survive.


Together with her sister, Bonnie, Stella found her fur-ever home surrounded by lots of love.

NRAS works with similar animal groups within the Northern Rivers region as well as local Councils to assist with fostering and re-homing companion animals.

Whilst NRAS has a rescue Shelter in Ballina, the organisation will continue to operate on a fostering basis where voluntary carers provide temporary housing, shelter and comfort for its animals before they are ready or able to find a new family.

A strongly-held belief in the animal rescue community is that the only way to stop the high volume of surrendered and abandoned animals is to educate people on de-sexing.


NRAS provides a subsidised de-sexing program through its Subsidised De-Sexing Partners to those suffering hardship, illness or difficult personal circumstances.

Click here for contact details of Northern Rivers Vets committed to being part of the NRAS Subsidised Desexing partnership.


To view animals that are currently in NRAS' care, go to:

To discuss further the ways you could assist the work of NRAS, please call:  (02) 6681 1860 or email: