Latest Updates from RSPCA Member Societies

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.

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.

RSPCA SA deploys volunteer teams on Kangaroo Island

  • 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.

RSPCA SA: A day rescuing animals on Kangaroo Island

  • 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.

RSPCA SA volunteer teams begin important work on Kangaroo Island

  • 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.

RSPCA SA conducting food drops to save wildlife on Kangaroo Island

  • 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.