Fundraiser for Clementine
Highfields Pioneer Village are raising funds for the ongoing care of their Miniature pony Clementine (and her friend Charlie the Clydesdale) who were viciously attacked by dogs in the morning on Monday 5th of November 2018.
Charlie is fine but Clementine who is the knee-high to a human was mauled horrifically by two Great Dane- Arab cross dogs both bigger than her.
In the morning on Monday 5th of November 2018 they chased her and Charlie down for several yards before pulling Clementine to the ground, one held her down by the throat whilst the other one viciously attacked her face, nose, jaw, chin and under her elbow and shoulder. Volunteer Manager Ray Ashford OAM ran after them kicking the dogs away whilst fellow volunteers yelled at the dogs chasing away from Clementine who lay lifeless in shock.
Volunteers stopped the bleeding until Veterinarian Chris Hagan from Highfields Plaza Vet Surgery attended the scene. Volunteer Animal Carer Carol Kleinschmidt said “It was horrific, she is so small she couldn’t get away from them, if the volunteers weren’t here early that morning to defend her she would have been dead, her neck was completely mauled but thankfully missed the jugular vein”. The volunteers have become very attached to Clementine who was purchased as a companion animal for Charlie, Carol comments “Charlie was so lonely before Clementine came to live here”.
The Council has been alerted to the dog attack and are searching for the dogs’ owners. The Volunteers of Highfields Pioneer Village are raising money for the ongoing care and protection of their animals, “We need help to pay Clementine’s vet bill and she will need ongoing care and protection” Carol says, “not only against stray dogs but our poultry need protection against foxes too”.
Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum & Park Inc. is a not for profit organization run entirely by volunteers and have set up a fundraising page for the community to reach out and help with animal care. “We would also welcome practical help as well”, Carol says “If you have a spare couple of days to volunteer and help to feed and water the animals would be appreciated”. More details can be found on their facebook page or go fund me page:
Immediate Vet Bills- $360
Maremma puppy- Bodyguard- $1000
Ongoing Care- $3640