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 - www.petsinthepark.org.au)
Dr Mark Westman BVSc (Hons) MANZCVSc (Animal Welfare), PhD Candidate