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
- 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.
- 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.
- Tuesday, 3 March 2020
As a part of RSPCA NSW’s promise to help support as many fire-affected communities as possible, they are continuing to set up community relief points to provide feed and supplies people may need to help care for their animals.
- Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Together we are stronger. We received word from BlazeAid Bruthen about a property that had been burned out twice (yep, the fire went through TWO times), destroying everything in its path except for a single tree and a small patch of grass.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sunday, 16 February 2020
Our teams distributed pet food, fodder, flea, tick and worming treatment products and a bunch of other pet supplies to community members who have been affected by the recent bushfires.
- 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.
- Wednesday, 12 February 2020
RSPCA Victoria were at Ensay Community Hall and the Recreation Reserve at Swifts Creek Community Hall today handing out pet supplies and offering assistance to members of the bushfire affected community.
- Tuesday, 11 February 2020
RSPCA NSW are continuing to assist animal owners across the state who have been affected by bushfires. Over the weekend, RSPCA NSW teams faced the extreme weather to assist bushfire-affected communities in Nymboida, Lithgow and Cobargo.