A young family called out to the online community for support after their beloved dog got into a fight with a snake. Boxer dog Mack was bitten by a tiger snake on December 8th in the Shaw family's backyard in the suburb of Tarneit in Victoria. The brave dog managed to kill the snake but the snake venom caused damage to his kidney.
Given 48 hours to come up with $6000 for emergency pet bills, the young family started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the funds.
"This has broken our lil family's hearts and many tears are being shed as he has touched a lot of people's hearts as he is so friendly and playful to all, he is always just so happy to see n meet any new face, he is our world and a massive part of our family," Leigh and Jo Shaw wrote on the page.
"4 years ago we got Mack as a pup when we lost our twins and he has been our rock ever since. He has a bond unbreakable with both our children ages 2 1/2 and even our 3 month old and we can't loose him to this."
Their heartfelt plea has been heard with $5,775 raised by the time of publication. Mack has since survived surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.
"We are so thankful and love u all so much we couldn't have done this without u all your support and generosity has been so amazing and our family and Mack are indebted for life," the Shaw family wrote.