Help Save Tank

Hi pets lovers, 

As we know, pets become part of the family and if anything were to happen to them we would be devastated. I have never used Go Fund Me for anything before but I believe this is a story that must be heard.

My family friends Carl and Sam Bence with their family of 3 beautiful children recently had their beloved English Staffy “Tank” brutally mauled by an aggressive and obviously uncontrollable American Staffy (twice Tanks size) on Monday the 11/03/19. 

The event happened when Carl was walking Tank on a lead on the footpath in Rutherford. He passed a house not far from his home where this dog was (apparently) tied up. The dog had seen tank and attacked tank on his blind side. Neither Carl or Tank saw the dog attacking. 

Upon impact the dog ripped into tanks throat (see pics), tore into his front paws and broke his hind leg so visicously the vets said “there was an 80% chance that we have to amputate”. 

Walking was Tanks favourite thing. 

Once Carl was able to free Tank, he was limp in his arms. Carl thought he had lost him. He went straight to the vet and heard the news. The bone was broken in 6 spots borderline amputated and now will live in a crate for 12 weeks with a metal splint attached. Not to mention, Tank is acting like a completely different dog from all the truma. He wouldn’t even let Carl touch him. 

The owner of the attacking dog is unemployed with nothing to his name. There is no way that Carl isn’t getting any compensation from him. 

This has happened at such a terrible time for Carl’s family. Sam, Carls wife had to be amitted to hospital a day after the attack due to a serious health issue and having 3 kids has made this a very stressful time for Carl’s family both emotionally and financially.

The bill was $4200 so far. This is not including rehab to walk again, which Carl cannot simply afford.

All I’m asking for is a small donation from anyone who has a little bit to give.

Just imagine if you were in a situation like this, where a beloved family pet has been brutally hurt and feel like they have nothing to help fix them. 

It’s very sad but with as much as it cost for a couple of cups of coffee you can help. 


Donations (33)

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  • Jodie Palozzi
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Kasey Lynnette
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs
  • Rhiannon Parr
    • $40 
    • 5 yrs
  • Jason King
    • $150 
    • 5 yrs
  • Michael Charlton
    • $55 
    • 5 yrs
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Fundraising team (2)

Jeremy Allwood
Raised $475 from 6 donations
Kotara East NSW
Sam Bence
Team member
Raised $290 from 4 donations
This team raised $910 from 23 other donations.

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