Donations pour in for dog attack victim

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Sakurako Uehara
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A fundraising appeal for the 7-year-old girl who was mauled by dogs has already raised $65,000.

Japanese girl Sakurako Uehara remains in intensive care at Middlemore Hospital following Monday's attack by four Staffordshire bull terriers in Murupara.

The hospital set up a public appeal to raise money to help her family in what is expected to be a long recovery.

TV ONE's Breakfast programme appealed for viewers to text 'Japan' to 2923 to make an instant $3 donation to the public appeal this morning.

A Middlemore spokeswoman confirmed $65,000 had so far been raised.

You can text the number to make a $3 donation or go to www.middlemorefoundation.org.nz to donate.

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

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