Animals in Need Fund
What is the Animals in Need Fund?
What happens to a sick or injured animal without an owner who can pay for its veterinary care? It could be an elderly person’s much-loved cat, a stray or abandoned dog or an injured wombat that needs medical attention.
The Animals in Need Fund makes sure that any animal, bird or reptile needing veterinary care will be well looked after. The fund also helps homeless animals to find loving new owners, relying on generous support from people like you to give the best possible care to vulnerable patients.
What type of care does the fund support for animals in need?
It covers a range of specialist services for treating animals with injuries and chronic diseases, including cancer. It also provides for desexing and vaccinations.
To ensure animals can be cared for in urgent situations, the fund also supports programs like the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Sydney after-hours Veterinary Emergency Service (SAVES), which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How did the Animals in Need Fund get started?
Launched by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2012, the fund supports work done by the University’s specialist teaching hospitals in Camperdown and Camden, where the critical medical needs of all sorts of animals are assessed and treated.
What can you do to help animals in need of veterinary care?
The best way of helping is to make a contribution to the fund. Every dollar you give goes towards making sick and injured animals healthy again so they can either return to their homes or be given new loving homes.