Latest Updates from RSPCA Member Societies
- Thursday, 2 July 2020
The decommissioning of the last RSPCA South Australia feeding stations on Kangaroo Island this week marks a milestone in the gradual scaling back of our Emergency Response to January’s devastating bushfires.
- 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.
- 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, 6 March 2020
These are the first images from motion-activated cameras on the 62 feeding stations our fabulous volunteers have set up in the wake of the bushfires on Kangaroo Island. So many animal survivors are turning up for a free meal! Find out more about the RSPCA's bushfire relief on K.
- Friday, 14 February 2020
Working under the direction of National Parks and Wildlife SA, our volunteer team entered Flinders Chase National Park on Tuesday this week.
- Monday, 10 February 2020
RSPCA South Australia have now deployed our first volunteer teams to Kangaroo Island to begin feed and water drops for wildlife that survived the bushfires. They have joined our veterinary, rescue and Inspectorate teams who have been on the island since early January.
- Thursday, 6 February 2020
RSPCA South Australia’s Chief Inspector, Andrea Lewis was on Kangaroo Island for four days assisting with animal rescue efforts in the aftermath of the island’s bushfires. She worked with two RSPCA colleagues – veterinarian Lauren and animal handler Justin – to assess and care for injured animals.
- Wednesday, 5 February 2020
RSPCA South Australia has begun coordinating its volunteer teams for bushfire relief efforts on Kangaroo Island as part of its Emergency Response Plan. The three teams are led by experienced animal handlers and rescuers selected from RSPCA South Australia staff.
- Tuesday, 28 January 2020
As we continue to respond to the bushfire situation on Kangaroo Island, it’s becoming clear that a “second wave” animal welfare disaster is looming. With little feed or water available in devastated landscapes, many native animals that survived the bushfires are now at risk of starvation and dehydration.