Mulberry Court Vet Surgery is hosting a fund-raising evening in support of a terminally ill vet and her ongoing mission to help endangered animals.
Lisa Milella – a European specialist in animal dentistry – embarked on an extraordinary mission to accomplish a list of lifelong ambitions after she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in August 2013.
Miss Milella ticked off bucket list items such as performing surgery in Borneo on abused primates that suffer from having their teeth clipped by poachers in perpetration for sale, as well as a return trip to India and the International Animal Rescue (IAR) dancing bear project.
Miss Milella is a trustee and supporter of IAR, and has volunteered for the past 10 years in places like India and Indonesia; however, due to her condition she is no longer able to operate and assist in a practical way.
She is now devoting her time to helping raise funds for the charity and encouraging others to support its work.
Gerhard Putter – veterinary surgeon at Mulberry Court Vet Surgery in Sudbury, East Anglia – volunteered with Miss Milella in Indonesia treating slow lorises and orang-utans.
“Fundraisers, volunteers and supporters play a vital part in the work of IAR,” he said.
“As a dental vet, Lisa was able to relieve suffering and this is why we would like to support her mission to raise money to continue to give veterinary care for vulnerable animals.
“The success of the evening depends on the generosity of people willing to support Lisa’s mission to raise as much money as possible.”
The event will be held on Saturday, March 14 at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, with tickets available to all those wanting to attend for £25, which includes a buffet meal, entertainment and prizes.
- For more information, or to find out how to donate money and/or prizes for auction or raffle at the event, contact Mr Putter on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01787 881888.