They lost everything - even their beloved pets

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Winmalee Vet Hospital
Winmalee Village Centre, 14 Whitecross Road
NSW 2777

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02 4754 4333

Faulconbridge Vet Hospital
453 Great Western Hwy, access via Coomassie Ave
NSW 2776

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02 4751 6388


At the recent Winmalee Bushfire Community Recovery Picnic we spoke to many devoted pet owners about their experiences through the fires.  We heard of many happy reunions and stories of pet owners who - even though they may have lost their homes - were overjoyed to find their pets still alive.  


Sadly, there were also some heartbreaking stories of tragic loss.  Sarah* lost her house and everything she owned was destroyed but it was the loss of her 6 beloved cats which was the most devastating:


Last thursday hell was unleashed upon me and I lost my entire world.. my house, my possessions - literally every single thing that I had worked hard to achieve was ripped away from me and vaporised. My house that I had bought only a couple of months ago is nothing a but a mound of bricks and a hole in the ground. But nothing could prepare me for the loss of my sweetest babies.  My cats were my life and there isn't a day now where I am consumed by a darkness that knows no light. I am told that in time, things heal.. which I know, as I have felt the sadness that goes with losing a much-loved furry family member.. but to lose your entire family.. there are no words. 


Sarah has long been a supported of many animal rescue organisations, even going over to Japan twice after the Fukushima disaster to help with animal rescue efforts.  


Lisa*, another pet owner who lost everything to the fires, grieves for her beloved family dog.  Sadly,  Lisa does not even have her precious pet’s remains to have a burial and say goodbye.


Dr Chris and the team at PetFriends know that losing a beloved family pet can be devastating, and we will support Sarah and Lisa in any way we can.  


Can you help Sarah and Lisa?  If you would like to give a donation towards a memorial gift for their pets, please visit our Shopify website and make a note at the checkout that your gift is for them.  


*names have been changed. 

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