Ruby update: help still needed! ✈️

A quick update about Ruby (see article Please help us bring Ruby home). We have raised a little under half the amount needed, we still have a couple of weeks to go and for Ruby everyday counts. For the charity getting Ruby to the UK means a lot, it means she is safe, loved and with her family. The bigger picture - an older dog won't be passed around from foster to foster and probably never homed. Every organisation ends up with so many older and often unhomeable dogs. We will always do our best for them but they aren't always lucky.

If you'd like to help PLEASE make a deposit, transfer, cheque, Paypal or cash. Please remember amounts over $200 we will issue a tax deductible receipt. HSBC 848 525382 838 Kirsten's Zoo Ltd. Ways to donate can be found here. Please note "RUBY" with your transaction.  

For those of you who have given thank you - Kat & Rob, Aditi, Jonathan, Dawn, Jennis we are eternally grateful! For those of you who would like to help: we can offer you a tax deductible receipt and our sincere thanks.

Please feel free to call me for further details - 55951933 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please help us bring Ruby home! ✈️

Ruby was adopted a good few years ago, she's 9 years young and from us at the Zoo. She's been with her family ever since, seen the kids grow up and go to school and waited for them to come home every day. She's had a happy, blessed life, been loved, cuddled and cared for and we are desperate for that to continue.

Life as we are all very much aware throws things at us from time to time leaving us reeling and bewildered. Ruby's family have found themselves in the middle of a terrible situation and are doing all they can to resolve it. When a close family member is struck down with cancer and you are close you make life changing decisions and fast. We all have only one mum, one dad!

Ruby's family didn't ask for help, they've just got on and done what they had to. However when I saw a post I realised that they were having to leave Ruby behind. I felt sure this wasn't what they wanted, but more what they felt they had to do. I called and had a short conversation and offered help. These are good people and a loving family who need, deserve and will receive help.

I want you to help me raise the money to get Ruby to England, then Scotland. If we can get her to London on the flight with her dad, dad will hire a car and drive to Glasgow to be reunited with the rest of the family. It's a 9 hour drive from London and after flying from Australia to Hong Kong to London. I think a bed for the night might be needed before heading North, and home!

I'm waiting for George, our pet travel lifesaver, to give me a quote and then we start ..............We have until the 11th August, she's had her health check, update and is in great shape for a middle aged dog.

If you'd like to help PLEASE make a deposit, transfer, cheque, Paypal or cash. Please remember amounts over $200 we will issue a tax deductible receipt. HSBC 848 525382 838 Kirsten's Zoo Ltd. Ways to donate can be found here. Please note "RUBY" with your transaction.  

I'll be 60 this week (YIKES) and as a rule don't celebrate birthdays, however this is a big one and I've been given some $$ to spend on myself, that'll be a change. I'd like to make my birthday special and for this I need to get Ruby to the UK. I pledge $2,000 to get Ruby started!

Go Ruby Go! 

Please note, the family did not ask for help or money to get their dog to the UK. In fact they asked to rehome Ruby. I told them how difficult it would be at her age and I asked if it was the money that was preventing her going and if yes then I'd rather raise the money to get her back to the U.K. That's where it started!

To give up, pack up everything with kids to relocate to a place you haven't lived for many years is tough. When a family member is terminally ill it's far worse of course. 

They are good people, if you'd 'like to know more please feel free to email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Yudo's Story - A Miraculous Recovery!

Our friend and volunteer found this unfortunate creature. He was soaking wet from the rain, covered in fleas, sores and dirt. His skin was bleeding and his eyes were firmly closed with puss streaking over his face. Many people passed by and probably felt sick, but didn't stop. Thankfully, someone did - thank you Clif for being a Superhero!

He scooped him up in a box and went to the nearest vet, where he was put on a drip after blood tests and a clean up. Nobody expected Yudo to last the night - we all prepared ourselves for the worst! And yet, he did indeed survive the night and the next and the next!!

He has eyes, he can see (we were worried he was blind), and his threadbare fur is looking healthier, as is he. He's been on a drip and he's now rehydrated, his kidneys are functioning too,  though still not 100%. His blood tests are all normal again, he's eating and drinking, plus using his litter tray.The progress is visible in the photos - what a difference! 

 

We couldn't be happier and we are really looking forward to him having a future which looked so unlikely just a few days ago. He's now in a foster home and improving every second.


He has, of course, racked up a large bill across two clinics and we are hoping to raise some funds to help cover his costs. He will go back to Acorn in 3 days for more tests. Every day is a new day for him and we can't say how long he'll take to full recover.

If you can help with ongoing costs please donate using any of the methods here. We can of course issue tax deductible receipts for amounts over $200. Thank you for helping us help Yudo, a quiet 3 year old male who we look forward to homing somewhere down the line 🐱   

 

Jessie & Kirsten need your help!

A message from Kirsten:

On the 12th of March, I went on a long overdue holiday. It was lovely and the batteries recharged. However, on my way to the airport at 6.30am on the 20th March to get my flight home, I had a car accident. The taxi I was travelling in hit a large truck with no tail lights, it was dark, and we were going 90 in a 120 zone.

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