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Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary Inc.

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Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary Inc.

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Gobur VIC, Australia

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About this organisation

The name Gunyah was chosen because ‘Gunyah’ means ‘place of shelter’, and the Founder thought it was beautifully apt. 
Although rescue work has been going on at Gunyah for more than a decade, the charity was officially formed in July 2010 after overwhelming public support for one miniature pony rescue who Kathy longed to save and who needed life-saving surgery, IF the money could somehow be found! Fortunately one small ad. in a local paper was soon picked up by other media, and the saving of little Midget the miniature pony touched the hearts of many Australians. 
It had been the Founder Kathy Munslows’ life long dream to set up an animal healing sanctuary, having rescued and cared for animals all her life. She especially wanted to create a safe haven for animals that would not have been given a chance elsewhere because they needed unlimited time, lots of love and personal interaction, and extra veterinary and therapeutic help to heal. With so much public support for Midget bringing about a growing awareness of all the rescue work Kathy was doing, this seemed like the perfect time and opportunity for her to begin to fulfil her vision! 


* Gunyah relies solely on donations and support from the wider community to help pay for the upkeep of the animals currently in care, and to enable Kathy to rescue more of the others in dire need. Your financial help is greatly appreciated – as without it Kathy cannot continue to make this beautiful, life-affirming ‘difference’ in the lives of so many animals.


Gunyah Animal Healing Sanctuary is a non-profit animal welfare charity located in the lush Yarck region of Victoria, Australia. It lovingly helps animals that need safe, longer term care due to neglect, abuse, illness or trauma including special needs animals.


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