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$2,611 of $7,000 goal
Given by 65 generous donors in 4 weeks

We saved Onyx from euthanasia. He has come through his surgery and recovery. We now need a van for he and his homeless dad to live in.


When Onyx needed emergency surgery for a severe facial laceration, our loyal and new supporters were amazing. Within a week, they had rallied to pay his vet bills of over $1,000. 💖

Scroll down our Facebook page to learn more about his operation and rescue: https://www.facebook.com/share/p/9f8KMuSLQxx2CJQd/

Because he and his dad are homeless, Onyx came into our care for his recovery, medications, drainage removal, and progress checks. His stitches will come out on Tuesday 25th June.

Onyx has missed his dad terribly and his heartbreaking howls have brought complaints from neighbours, council, and the landlord. He must be reunited with his dad after suture removal, but they have nowhere to go. We have tried camping grounds, landlords and WINZ... but, sadly, no-one will offer accommodation to this big dog and his distressed dad. It was brutally suggested that "the dog is put down" so that his dad can be housed without his beloved companion.

We are asking the public to rally once again to help us purchase a low-cost van. Onyx will then be warm, sheltered and, most importantly, alongside his dad during the bitter winter months.

Please open your hearts and help us to complete Onyx's happy ending. 🙏

About us

Animal Re-homing rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals of all species. We run a home-based animal shelter and provide education on de-sexing and welfare issues. We were founded in 2001 and have literally saved thousands of animal lives since then.

Use of funds

A van will be purchased so that Onyx and his dad have somewhere safe to lay their heads each night.

If we are fortunate enough to raise excess funds, they will be put towards our $7,000 vet bills.

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We are so close to a happy ending. Due to the generosity of 76 amazing people donating to our Givealittle page and to our charity account, we now only need to raise $2,064 more for the van, plus $506.16 for insurance.

If you, or someone you know, is able to help us to raise the final $2,570.16, please alert them to our campaign for Onyx and his dad. Huge thanks! 🙏

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Sue on 05 Jul 2024
Sandra on 04 Jul 2024
Leanne on 04 Jul 2024
Margie on 04 Jul 2024
Teresa on 04 Jul 2024

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This campaign started on 22 Jun 2024 and ends on 22 Aug 2024.