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Meet Thandi

Kenya stopped eating and drinking and after x-rays showed up nothing it was decided that he may have swallowed something that caused a blockage. He was opened up and they found that he developed Gastroenteritis which is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines (the gastrointestinal tract). It caused extreme vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite which lead to dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. Kenya was put on a drip and monitored for 7 days and by then had lost a lot of weight. There was a great fear that his kidney and other organs were going to fail as he completely stopped eating and drinking. He is such a fighter and had the will to live so on day 8 he turned the corner and started drinking on his own and ate a little. He is now well and truly on the mend and is putting on weight slowly..

If you are able to help us by sponsoring some of Keny's additional vet costs, which have so far come to around $1,811, please call Megan on 9627 2767 or email


Thankyou to Lesley, Eleanor, Katie and Nicole for their generous donations towards Thandi and Kenya

Thandi was adopted on 18 August 2012 after 1 month in foster care

  • Ridgeback x
  • female
  • 20 December 2011
  • $450 each
  • 04 July 2012
  • 18 August 2012

Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

All dogs and cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Also have a look at our Dogs in Care pages for more dogs available for adoption.

Last updated: 04 July 2012