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Lort Smith Hospital needs your help

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 14 November, 2012 - 11:11 AM
Neil and Macca

An iconic Melbourne institution needs some help and to help all you have to do is pay your bill.

The Lort Smith Animal Hospital is owed 4-million dollars in unpaid bills over ten years and they're launching a recovery program to recoup the money.

CEO Liz Walker joined Neil Mitchell in the studio this morning with her mischievous pooch Macca. 

Macca is one of many dogs whose owner had to give up for adoption because of high veterinarian bills.  Three weeks ago Macca underwent life-saving liver surgery that his owner could not afford.

"Macca wants you to know that every dollar we recoup means we can help more dogs like him," Liz Walker said.


NEIL MITCHELL: Time to hit the kick for animals in Victoria.

A Victorian institution is struggling.

It does great work, does a lot of it for nothing.

But it is now owed around $4 million going back as far as ten years, owed $4 million by 10,000 people.

If you are one of those people, try to pay something.

If you care about animals, and believe it or not i do, we have to do something about this.


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Neil Mitchell Neil Mitchell is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. He sets the Melbourne news agenda every day from 8:30am to 12pm.



Blog comments Your Say

  • NEIL you and Macca looked so cute together, I think you should adopt him.....

    Kell Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 10:45 AM
  • I hope these people get many donations, they are wonderful compassionate people, the fact that they trust people to do the right thing and pay off the treatment they have provided, is a wonderful help to people and their pets, shame some people got their animals treated and stopped paying the bill. this makes it hard for people who need this sort of help again. and what a beautiful dog Macca is, I hope he gets a loving forever home. Please donate if you can afford to do so, a very worthy cause.

    Victoria Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 3:58 PM
  • I sympathise with Liz and The Lord Smith Hospital, I have previously given donations to them as I despise the RSPCA who only do anything if they are going to get publicity from it. I know this firsthand as twice we have called them re injured animals, not ours, and they didn't want to know about it. But this does highlight just how prohibitively expensive it is to have your animals treated by a vet.

    Willow Wednesday 14 November, 2012 - 11:32 AM

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