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

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.