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
- Tuesday, 28 January 2020
RSPCA Victoria sent emergency animal care packages to the East Gippsland Rotary Club Fire Aid, which is a group of Clubs from Orbost, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Mitchell River and Bairnsdale Sunrise.
- Monday, 27 January 2020
RSPCA Victoria have a dedicated bushfire hotline available seven days a week to provide assistance for pets, horses and hobby farm animals who have been affected by the fires.