Patsy, an Australian kelpie, has been a wonderful companion to Ms Alja Brown, who adopted her at three months. But life hasn’t always been easy for Patsy. In 2013, she suffered a chronic Achilles tendon rupture, which resulted in an inability to bear weight on the affected leg.
Surgery was clearly the solution, but this was likely to result in substantial costs that Alja could ill afford on her pension.
Friend and neighbour, Dr Peter Snowdon, stepped in to help.
He drove them to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS) where Patsy received treatment. It was here that Alja became aware of the financial support available through the Animals in Need Fund, which paid for Patsy’s surgery and recovery.
The Animals in Need fund was launched by the Sydney Faculty o…