Your Donations at Work

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

Hugo's story, from rescue to release

  • 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.

Update from Kangaroo Island

  • 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.

RSPCA NSW reaches out to Glen Innes, Mogo, Bilpin

  • 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.

Update on Kangaroo Island from RSPCA SA

  • 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.

Wildlife recovery on Kangaroo Island

  • 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.