A life line for the furry family members
In 2009, Jed Hunt, an eight-year-old border collie and his best friend James (4 years) were chasing seagulls on the beach when Jed ruptured several discs.
The bills for Jed's extensive veterinary care totalled $30,000. Fortunately, Jed's family were able to afford his treatment. But the experience inspired Jennifer Hunt (mum to James and Jed) to create the Pet Medical Crisis Fund for other families, who loved their pets just as much as they loved Jed yet can't afford the sometimes costly treatments.
"I'd hate to think of a family losing their best friend because they couldn't pay for treatment" said kind-hearted Jennifer. "Jed is a part of our family and he was worth every penny" she said.
Because of Jed's injuries, James now walks his friend with the help of a Dog-Along Walking Harness. The harness supports Jed's back legs and spine and means he hasn't lost the pleasure of his daily walk with his best mate.
"I love Jed, he's my best friend" said James.
The Pet Medical Crisis Fund is supported by Westpac (see Donations to find out how to contribute) and Vet's All Natural by Dr Bruce Syme. 100% of any donation goes into the fund.
Be one of the first 1000 people to donate $30 or more and you'll receive your choice of Vet's All Natural healthy dog treats.
Proceeds from the sale of the Dog-Along Harness also go into the Fund.
"We've had wonderful support so far and hope the community gets behind the idea and the Fund is able to save the lives of all kinds of pets," Jennifer said.