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My cause is Animals Australia. Animals Australia is internationally respected for its commitment to investigating and exposing animal abuse. As Australia's foremost animal protection organisation, Animals Australia works to protect the most vulnerable and abused animals in our society, focusing on the areas of greatest need such as factory farming and live animal export. Your support will underpin critical public awareness initiatives and help to send experienced investigators to where animals need them most. Learn more. Watch a video
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A personal message from Lyn:
My target: $ 4,750
So far I've raised: $ 4,290

It's Buddy's birthday. Please donate in honour of all animals who need our protection. Look at that face! A year ago I saw this beautiful border collie for the first time and my life hasn't been the same since. When I adopted Buddy from an RSPCA shelter in Brisbane, it was a new beginning for both of us.

He's clever, loving, funny and sweet. When I see him bounding along the beach, or throwing himself... into the waves, it is impossible not to feel and share his joy... And it's only because of human kindness, and a chain of helping hands along the way, that he is here today to live his life to the fullest.

I don't know much about Buddy's early days, except that he has forgiven the world for them. He trusts and loves completely. Each day is a new adventure. This is the kind of life all animals deserve.

But when I look at Buddy, he is also a bittersweet reminder of all the other animals still suffering needlessly right now: the pigs and chickens in factory farms, the pups and their mums in puppy mills, the sheep and cattle shipped over rough seas to face cruel deaths far from home.

Bud and I would like to celebrate the anniversary of his adoption day by giving other animals some much-needed hope and kindness.

Maybe you have a 'Buddy' of your own? Or maybe you just love animals and feel that they all deserve a chance. I’d be so grateful for any small donation to our ‘birthday’ gift registry. Together we can share the gift of kindness with animals who need it most.

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From Donation Date Comments
Alain Thibert $50.00 24-09-2020  
Emre Rothzerg $4.00 21-08-2019  
Acelin Arturo $10.00 12-05-2018 "Lyn, thankyou for what you and your staff are doing in helping Animals and lets hope Life Export gone from this face of the earth. 
Louise Bonomi $1.00 14-08-2015  
Floriane Le Marchand Lee $100.00 14-05-2015 animal cruelty must end, thank you to Animals Australia 
(Name witheld) $25.00 25-03-2015  
colin margin $50.00 07-11-2014 animal's cannot speak for themselves 
(Name witheld) $50.00 05-12-2013  
(Name witheld) $435.00 09-10-2013  
Christine Blakers $200.00 01-05-2013 Lyn, thankyou so much for all you do for the animals.  
(Name witheld) $50.00 08-04-2013  
Roza wyatt $50.00 18-03-2013 Hi Lyn, I commend you for the fantastic work you do. I donate to Animals Australia and 9 other animal charities on a monthly basis. Like you I believe all animals need someone to speak up for them. Happy Birthday Buddy from all my previous rescue dogs and my current rescue dog Dylan. 
patti judd $50.00 15-03-2013 keep up the good work Lyn, and Happy birthday Buddy from Lucinda and Oscar Birman cats 
Lyn Kohl $50.00 10-03-2013 Happy Birthday Buddy. Thank you, Lyn for all the wonderful work you do in helping the animals. 
Siobhan Waterford $25.00 09-03-2013 Thank you for your amazing work. 
mel reidy $50.00 09-03-2013 I also adopted a dog called Mallie who changed my life. I would encourage anyone thinking of having a dog in the family to visit the shelters and give a loved home to an animal who needs it. 
Ruth Weston $50.00 08-03-2013 Happy Birthday Buddy. I'm sure you are a great source of happiness for Lyn who is my hero. Love from Tan, Red and Sable - Australian Kelpies 
Penny Allen $50.00 08-03-2013 You are an inspiration! You have opened the eyes of ordinary Australians, to show them the cruelty inflicted on animals by agribusinesses aided and abetted by our so-called political representatives. Thank you from a compassionate farmer. 
Ruth Walwyn $25.00 07-03-2013 Dear Lyn and Buddy, Hope you had a wonderful birthday Buddy. I look at Buddy and see my rescue dog Harry, a border collie/kelpie cross. He has enriched our lives so much. Lyn, your work, the honesty of your approach and your level of commitment are truly remarkable 
Rheanne Long $50.00 07-03-2013 Lyn you are a true hero. Your work is so inspiring and life changing for many souls on this earth. Thank you for bringing awareness to these issues and for helping to keep those in power accountable. I am a massive fan of yours. 
D Harvey $100.00 07-03-2013 Thank you Lyn and everyone working with and supporting Australi. Happy birthday Buddy ( and Tony!!)Animals Australia  
Cynthia Jennings $50.00 07-03-2013 God Bless you Lyn. Keep up the good work. 
stephanie jacques $35.00 07-03-2013 Thank you Lyn, i'm so greatful for what you do & Happy Birthday Buddy. I have looked after one 'like you' & you are special dogs. Thank you again Steph 
Susannah Thomas $25.00 07-03-2013 Have followed your progress since first seeing you on Australian Story. For my rescue dogs, Robbie and Harvey. 
MARK LINCOLN $25.00 07-03-2013  
John McConnell $15.00 07-03-2013  
(Name witheld) $50.00 07-03-2013  
John Reid $50.00 07-03-2013 You have changed our lives forever and made us more aware of the plight of all animals. Thankyou. 
Faye Fletcher $50.00 07-03-2013 What a wonderful human being you are Lyn. I have watched your work for our glorious 4 legged in this world and commend your selfless work. If ever you need volunteers I would put my hand up. Like one of your donators said "we should only be able to buy animals from shelters" and I feel that Pet Stores too should only sell those darlings from shelters. There is a Pet Store in Tweed Heads that does just that. Again, many thanks. Faye 
Jan Andrews $25.00 07-03-2013  
Emer O'Gara $25.00 07-03-2013 I am in awe of brave and harrowing work that you and your team do. As they say in France bon courage et bonne continuation!  
Nemo Kalish $50.00 06-03-2013 Lyn you are a remarkable human human being, Nemo and I are so very much inspired by your enormous dedication to free animals from human inflicted suffering 
Dawn Blair $25.00 06-03-2013 Hi Lyn, in 2008 we adopted our beautiful border collie, she had a very bad life before we got her but she has put so much trust in us and is a loving companion. She is now 14years and 3months. I know that you are going to have a great life with Buddy the Border by your side. Love the work that you do Lyn. Happy birthday Buddy. Love Dawn, Darryl and Jenie the Border Collie. 
(Name witheld) $50.00 06-03-2013  
(Name witheld) $50.00 06-03-2013  
Karen Jones $25.00 06-03-2013 Thank you Lyn- you are fighting the good fight for all of us. Love from George, Elroy (the Chihuahuas) Walter and Keiko (the cats) xx 
Vicki BARNES $50.00 06-03-2013 How could I refuse a border Collie, nice one Lyn ! For my Border Collie babies Kelly R.I.P. 2011 and Bella Happy B 
Sue Estment $25.00 06-03-2013 Lyn, you are my HERO!! You're amazing. Thank you. 
Joan Bucknell $50.00 06-03-2013 Admire you greatly, Lyn, for your wonderful commitment to all animals! My wish is that dogs and cats could only be purchased through shelters. Our dog and cats have come from a shelter. 
vic palmer $50.00 06-03-2013 hi bud happy birthday you have a great caring mum 
Marie Glover $50.00 06-03-2013 Happy Birthday Buddy from Finn and Baxter 
Judy Addison $50.00 06-03-2013 Yeah for Buddy!!! Love my BC, rescued from Mildura pound.Fantastic dog, we love him dearly. 
Jasna Slebinger $50.00 06-03-2013  
Carol Crunkhorn $25.00 06-03-2013 Happy Birthday Buddy, love and good luck in your fundraising, from Houdini and Carol 
Barbara O'Casey $50.00 06-03-2013 Good on you Lyn, it's something special adopting from a shelter 
(Name witheld) $25.00 06-03-2013  
Annette Doughenehy $25.00 06-03-2013  
Alex Shawcroft $15.00 06-03-2013 You're such an inspiration Lyn, keep up the great work! 
Jacqui Will $50.00 06-03-2013 You give me hope Lyn. Thank you from our family and Hamish our border collie adopted from Animal Welfare League. 
Vivien Thomas $25.00 06-03-2013 From Heidi, Achilles and Harvey who have happy loving lives! 
(Name witheld) $25.00 06-03-2013  
(Name witheld) $50.00 06-03-2013  
Joy Wagner $40.00 06-03-2013 All animal causes are dear to my heart. 
Helen Bealey $10.00 06-03-2013 Well done Lyn. From my budgies, Bob and Snow 
Margaret Leahy $25.00 06-03-2013 You are wonderful Lyn - you are my inspiration! 
Janet Baker $15.00 06-03-2013 Thank you Lyn and Team for all the good work you do on behalf of animals everywhere. 
Clare Mann $100.00 06-03-2013 Great work Lyn! Looking forward to seeing you in Sydney at Animal Matters. Keep up the inspiring work. 
Kathryn Harper $25.00 06-03-2013 Well done Lyn & Happy Adoption Day Buddy! 
Philippe Doneux $50.00 06-03-2013 Good work 
Wendy Hage $100.00 06-03-2013 Great work Lyn! 
Lena Martens $60.00 06-03-2013 For Minty and Inky. Thank you Lyn and Animals Australia for what you do. 
Chantelle Straton $10.00 06-03-2013 From Rusty and Ruby my two border collies! 
Nareen Nardi $50.00 06-03-2013 what a wonderful inspiration you are, you are certainly a gift from for all animals 
Leena Leon $50.00 06-03-2013 From Jeza & Tebby. Thank you for being that strong voice and not giving up.  
Stephanie Kennedy $25.00 06-03-2013 Lyn you are an amazing human being 
ann tulett $50.00 06-03-2013 grateful for the work you do-thank you 
Ann Johnson $50.00 06-03-2013 For Tess, my companion for 15 years 
Heli Iso-Aho $50.00 05-03-2013 'The Greatness Of A Nation Can Be Jugded By The Way Its Animals Are Treated'. -Gandhi 
(Name witheld) $25.00 05-03-2013  
Signe Lawrence $20.00 05-03-2013 You have amazing kindness and dedication Thankyou! 
Régis MAS $25.00 05-03-2013  
Carolyn Nicholas $25.00 05-03-2013 The work you do is amazing thank god for people like you  
Alison Egerton $50.00 05-03-2013 From my dogs Sid & Scamp 
Raelene Harrison $250.00 05-03-2013 For Angus and Ruby 
(Name witheld) $25.00 05-03-2013  
James Walshe $100.00 05-03-2013 From George, a beautiful Border Collie to all dogs 
MARIANNE acreman $50.00 05-03-2013  
Mardi Malone $50.00 05-03-2013 Thank you for the work you are doing.  
Sue Tester $50.00 05-03-2013 My Sweet Lucy (Chihuahua) turned 17 4th March 
Julie Coleman $25.00 05-03-2013 For my beautiful dog Shiloh 
(Name witheld) $50.00 05-03-2013  
(Name witheld) $50.00 05-03-2013  
(Name witheld) $125.00 15-02-2013  

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