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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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Thank you

January 15, 2016

We are delighted to announce the final amount raised for the Animals In Need crowdfunding campaign has reached $11,037, 220% of our goal!

Thank you to all of the 217 donors who supported this project, and to the many more who helped to spread Brooklyn and Ranger’s story. Your passion for our beloved furry friends is truly inspiring.

Your gift will enable more animals in need to receive life-saving treatment.  Thank you! 

There's still time

December 23, 2015

Thank you to all of our donors so far – we sincerely appreciate your overwhelming response to the Animals in Need Fund. While we have reached over 100% of our initial goal, we’re not done yet.  

We’ve decided to reach for a stretch goal of $6000 to see if we can provide even more support for the animals that truly need life saving care.

In 2015, the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital was able to assist with one case of specialist treatment per fortnight through the Animals in Need Fund. We are hoping with additional funding and support from campaigns like this, we can increase this to at least one case per week.

You can continue to help animals in need by sharing Brooklyn’s video and inspire other animal lovers to join the campaign. Simply visit the project page and use the sharing buttons below the video or share the project page link directly with your networks

Thank you again for your generosity. We know Brooklyn definitely appreciates it.

Tina's Story

December 17, 2015

We are very excited to share that we are 80 percent of the way towards reaching our goal of $5000 for the Animals in Need Fund. Thank you so much!

Seven year old Fox Terrier, Tina is one of a number of animals who has benefited from the Animals in Need Fund. She endured chronic pain in her ears for months before her owner brought her to a Pets in the Park clinic at St. John’s Church, Darlinghurst. Tina was found to have cauliflower-like growths filling both of her ear canals, likely as a result of chronic allergies. The only option to relieve Tina of her suffering was expensive, invasive surgery that her owner could not afford. Fortunately, the University of Sydney’s Animals in Need Fund came to the rescue!

Within a week of Pets in the Park contacting The University of Sydney, specialist surgeon Dr Laurencie Brunel had operated to remove both masses which extended deep into Tina’s skull. The surgery required a high level of expertise due to the proximity of the major facial nerve which supplies both sides of the face. As a result of this lifesaving initiative, Tina will live a long and pain-free life by her owner’s side.

With your support we can reach our goal of $5000, the approximate cost of just one complicated procedure like the one Tina underwent. Together we can help more animals in need.

(Pets in the Park is an independent registered charity dedicated to helping Sydney’s homeless by caring for their pets -

Dr Mark Westman BVSc (Hons) MANZCVSc (Animal Welfare), PhD Candidate 


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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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