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Animals in Need Fund

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
217 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 15, at 05:00 PM AEDT
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Animals in Need Fund

Our new goal

Thanks to our generous donors we have exceeded our initial $5000 goal. We've decided to reach for a stretch goal of $6000 to assist even more animals in need. Your gift today will go directly towards helping more animals that need urgent care.

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.


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Antibiotic injection

Can provide an antibiotic injection for a homeless person’s dog struggling to fight off an infection.


Intraocular pressure reading

Can be used for an intraocular pressure reading to find out why an abandoned cat is losing its eyesight.


Pain relief

Can give 24 hours of pain relief to an injured wallaby.


Endoscopy of oesophagus

Could help diagnose an ailing horse through an endoscopy of the oesophagus, including anaesthesia and hospitalisation.


Specialist surgery

Could give a koala injured in a bushfire one hour of surgery with a specialist surgical team, plus hospital care and pain relief.

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