Friday, October 18, 2013

NSW Bushfires 2013 - RSPCA assists animals of those affected by bushfires

RSPCA NSW is providing assistance wherever possible to assist the pets, livestock and wildlife that have been affected by the current bushfires throughout the state.

RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector David OShannessy said the RSPCA acts as a support agency to the Department of Primary Industries in these crises.

“Our Inspectors’ involvement has been liaising with people in fire-affected areas who haven’t been allowed back to their properties.  We’ve been allowed into the areas and have been checking on people’s animals, ensuring they’re safe and providing food and water where required,” Chief Inspector OShannessy said.

The RSPCA is also assisting pet owners at evacuation centres. For example last night at the Kings Park evacuation centre at Raymond Terrace, local RSPCA shelter staff assisted 56 animals on-site with health checks, veterinary assistance, blankets, water bowls, leads and food, as well taking in another 20 animals via the RSPCA Ambulance for emergency boarding.

RSPCA NSW has launched an appeal for donations to help it continue to assist animals throughout the bushfire crisis. To donate visit our donation page here or call 1300 777 221.

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