Fundraising appeal for dog attack victim

A fundraising appeal has been launched to help the 7-year-old girl mauled by dogs in Murupara.

Japanese girl Sakurako Uehara remains under sedation in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Middlemore Hospital.

She was attacked by four dogs at a Murupara property on Monday.

Her family does not qualify for state-funded care and it's expected Sakurako faces a long journey to recovery.

The Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation guarantees every cent donated will go directly to the cause.

To make a donation go to www.middlemorefoundation.org.nz.

Cheques can also be sent to Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation, Private Bag 93320, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640, or payment can be made into Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation's bank account: ASB Hunters Plaza, 12-3113-0002022-00. Use the reference 'Japan'.

For a receipt email Sandra.Penny@middlemorefoundation.co.nz with payment details and your address.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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