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Vets helping pets

For some of the most marginalised people in our communities, a pet can be the one safe and close companion they have in their world. Yet people who are experiencing homelessness or housing stress and living with limited finances, struggle when their furry friends become ill or injured and need expensive veterinary care.

Since 2016, our BaptistCare HopeStreet Inner City have been teaming up with the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital and providing a free monthly pop up clinic to treat the community’s beloved pets.

In August this year, one of the lucky dogs to receive care at the HopeStreet Pet Clinic was Lobby, a Red Staffordshire Bull Terrier starred on ABC News Breakfast alongside her owner, Janine.

Through the BaptistCare HopeStreet Pet Clinic, Lobby was able to receive a diagnosis and treatment for her worn knee joint.

“Some people have to make horrible decisions to give up their pets or take out loans,” she shared. “I am so thankful for the service; the team at BaptistCare HopeStreet understand how important pets are.

You can support our HopeStreet social workers who facilitate the Pet Clinic and other services that strengthen the Woolloomooloo community with a donation hereherehere.