Your Donations at Work

How the RSPCA is helping Australian animals and people survive and recover from bushfires.

During the devastating bushfire crisis of 2019-2020, thousands of Australians generously supported the RSPCA to help protect animals impacted by emergencies like this.

Already, a significant portion of these funds has been used to deliver urgent services for animals on the ground, including providing:

  • emergency support and financial aid for evacuees and their pets and livestock at relief centres or in the field,
  • food, water, equipment and accessories to pet and livestock owners,
  • medical supplies and veterinary treatment to pets and livestock,
  • transport and shelter for affected animals of all kinds (including farm animals),
  • assistance to help locate, assess and treat injured wildlife.

But it’s crucial to remember our work to protect Australian animals will continue long into the future.

That’s why we’re also funding the delivery of a number of important initiatives specific to the 2019-2020 bushfires in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the ACT, with a focus on native animals.

These projects will protect Australian animals now and into the future – whether it’s upgrading wildlife care facilities, creating specific resources to rescue, triage and treat animals affected by bushfires, or working collaboratively with other partners to help address the needs and gaps we’ve identified.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing further details of these projects as well as keeping you up-to-date with progress and the latest news. But for now – it’s a big thank you to all of our supporters from us here at the RSPCA. We have the chance to not just help animals on the ground today but protect many more Australian animals into the future.

Latest Updates from RSPCA Member Societies

Bree, RSPCA NSW’s Animal Transport Officer, shares her story

  • Monday, 9 March 2020

Bree, our Animal Transport Officer, is one of many RSPCA NSW staff deployed to fire-affected regions to help our state’s animals. Her presence in the field, and the supplies, food and medicine she handed out, was all because of the support from animal lovers like you.

RSPCA NSW community relief visits Nimbin, Eden, Clarence

  • Saturday, 7 March 2020

On March 7 RSPCA NSW continued its community outreach with relief points at Zig Zag in Clarence, Supply Central in Eden, and the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre. The teams provided supplies, feed, and veterinary advice to help each community continue to provide care for their animals.

RSPCA QLD and the rescue of Penny the Koala

  • Tuesday, 18 February 2020

September 2019 saw the bushfire crisis begin in Queensland. Animal lovers within our community have been a tremendous lifeline in helping save animals. Penny was one of the first koalas rescued from the Peachy fires. She was terrified and stuck high up in a tree.

RSPCA ACT continues to provide local support

  • Monday, 17 February 2020

RSPCA ACT is working to support animals where possible during the current crisis including emergency boarding for fire affected families, providing donated food and medical supplies to local rescue groups attending fire affected areas.