When Margaret Fulton’s partner, Michael McKeag, saw an advertisement to “walk with a dingo” at the Dingo Sanctuary in Bargo they jumped at the opportunity.
For Margaret, their outing became a lifetime commitment to dingoes generally and one special dingo in particular.
Each year an event that came to be known as DingoFest was held at the sanctuary. Margaret would be there along with other members helping to organise and run the event. She patiently took time to allow visitors to have their photos taken with her and a dingo.
Despite the many scraps, we all survived, but Meri met her 'Waterloo' at thirteen years of age, when she picked on another elderly dingo, nine-year-old Jedda. Berenice desperately tried to separate them, but fell over many times due to weakness. Meri became disorientated, and although neither Dingo was really hurt, Meri collapsed. Actually, it was this distressing occurrence that finally led to Berenice’s weakness being diagnosed as Motor Neurone Disease.
At twelve years of age, Kalang's face actually looked quite elderly although physically she was absolutely beautiful, and active. We felt our only chance of giving her life was to take her in as a house dog, along with Sheila and Jarrah if they would accept her.
Kalang never imposed on anyone; she was there but never intruded - an ever faithful and trusting companion.