How the RSPCA is helping Australian animals and people survive and recover from bushfires.
Total funds received through the national and state/territory appeals: $8.4 million (approximate as at 18 February)
Funds raised are being used to deliver on-the-ground assistance to bushfire-affected regions and communities, including:
- Providing emergency support and financial aid for evacuees and their pets and livestock at relief centres or in the field,
- Providing food, water, equipment and accessories to pet and livestock owners,
- Providing medical supplies and veterinary treatment to pets and livestock,
- Providing transport and shelter for affected animals of all kinds (including farm animals),
- Helping locate, assess and treat injured wildlife.
It’s crucial to remember the RSPCA’s vital work will continue long after the fires have receded.
We’ll be working in communities across affected parts of the country to identify, treat and help to protect pets, livestock and wildlife for many weeks, months and even years to come.
Latest Updates from RSPCA Member Societies
- Monday, 1 June 2020
Domestic pets and farm animals, including livestock, are set to receive even stronger emergency support in future disasters thanks to the RSPCA NSW’s new state-of-the-art Animal Welfare Response Unit.
- Saturday, 23 May 2020
Little Hugo was left orphaned when his mum was hit by a car in late 2019. A caring member of the public stopped to assist when they saw what had happened.
- Friday, 15 May 2020
RSPCA NSW was able to respond immediately and effectively in this crisis – $1.
- Tuesday, 5 May 2020
It’s now been three months since our volunteers started their recovery efforts for bushfire-affected animals on Kangaroo Island. The team has achieved a lot in this time including: -The set up a total of 89 feeding stations across the island. 63 of which remain active on the island.
- Thursday, 9 April 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RSPCA NSW is taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and community members. As a result, we are moving our one-day physical community relief points to an online alternative.
- Friday, 3 April 2020
Are you in the Bermagui, Kundabung or Mudgee area? RSPCA NSW want to continue to help provide you with supplies for your animals after the recent bushfires.
- Wednesday, 1 April 2020
After two months of our supplementary feeding program to support wildlife on Kangaroo Island, we begin to refocus efforts to encourage native animals to forage for themselves. Amid this global pandemic, our volunteer work on the island still continues.
- Sunday, 29 March 2020
Our wildlife recovery efforts are still being carried out on Kangaroo Island since the devastating bushfires in January. See a video update. The temporary feeding stations (seen at 1:00) set up by our fabulous volunteers continue to get regular visitors as they are replenished.
- Friday, 27 March 2020
COVID-19 restrictions mean we are moving our one-day physical community relief points to an online alternative. This change will give people greater access to our bushfire relief assistance.
- Thursday, 19 March 2020
Do you or someone you know need help caring for your pets due to the bushfires? RSPCA Victoria is here to help.