A Christmas gift from Animals in Need

It was a dream come true when the single mother and her two young children adopted Ziggy from an animal shelter just six months ago. They were then devastated by the recent phone call that multiple dogs had attacked the one-year-old Cocker Spaniel in his own backyard. A good samaritan neighbour who had witnessed the terrifying event rushed Ziggy to Uni Vets Camden. It was all hands on deck to save Ziggy's life; he was rushed into life-saving emergency surgery and then stabilised so he could transfer to a nearby hospital for after-hours critical care and monitoring. Ziggy has since been discharged from hospital, and although the recovery is expected to take some time, he is eating, drinking and in good spirits.

Unfortunately, through no fault of her own, Ziggy's owner has now been left with a hefty vet bill two weeks before Christmas. The team at Uni Vets could see the unexpected expense was putting Ziggy's owner under a lot of pressure in an already very stressful time. One of our admin team members kindly applied to the Animals in Need (AIN) fund; when we called Ziggy's mum to advise her Ziggy's bill was taken care of by AIN, she broke down in tears. You could hear the relief lifting from her as she thanked the whole team and AIN profusely.

Thanks to the generous donations from the community to the University of Sydney's Animals In Need fund, we were able to make Ziggy's family Christmas a bit brighter.

Give the gift of giving this Christmas; all donations we receive go directly to treat the pets of those who can't afford vet care.

Visit give.sydney.edu.au/ain to donate online today.

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