Get to know the vet who knew Red Dog

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - Leah Roberts

LOOK­ING af­ter the cheeky yet leg­endary dog “Red Dog” was just part of Mos­man Park vet Dr Rick Fenny’s ca­reer.

Dr Fenny, who be­gan his ca­reer in the Kim­ber­ley, will feature in the one­hour spe­cial feature Desert Vet on the Seven Net­work on Jan­uary 10.

The an­i­mal lover who knew Red Dog his en­tire life said he had many sto­ries on the beloved an­i­mal.

“I have lots of sto­ries about that dog; he was a real party an­i­mal,” he said.

“That dog al­ways lived for par­ties and gath­er­ing, no mat­ter where it was.

“Bar­be­cue, cricket matches, any com­mu­nity event, he would just ma­te­ri­alise.

“Red Dog was the al­pha male roam­ing around the coun­try­side.

“He just carved out his own life and we all just let him do it. He was a love­able stray.”

Dr Fenny, who grew up in Albany and has built up a large net­work of vet prac­tices in Aus­tralia, said the show was a good way to pro­mote ev­ery­thing WA.

“I grew up in Albany, so go­ing to the coun­try wasn’t too out of my com­fort zone,” he said.

“I moved to West Kim­ber­ley when I just fin­ished vet school.”

“I have worked with all these an­i­mals in my 50 years and this ca­reer is in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing.”

“Desert Vet has given me the op­por­tu­nity to tell my per­sonal story and my life. If I can con­vince 100 peo­ple from the eastern states to visit WA it will be a suc­cess.

“WA is such a unique place and it is great I have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case that.”

The show will air on the Seven Net­work on Jan­uary 10 at 7.30pm.

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