16 Apr 2024

The positive power of the internet, helping a poorly pet

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 16 April 2024

In February Debs Sim's new puppy - a Cavoodle named Ivy - started getting sick.

After some tests Ivy was diagnosed with the canine equivalent of Crohn's disease.

Throughout this very stressful time Ivy's main source of comfort was her favourite toy, a carrot shaped carrier bag from a promotion New World ran years prior..

That is until she chewed through it.

In desperation Debs turned to social media site reddit. What eventuated is a heart-warming story of a community coming together to help each other - and a sick dog - out.

Ivy the dog looks up at a strawberry shaped shopping bag

Photo: Debs Sim