Animal Welfare League NSW continues to provide assistance in bushfire affected areas.
In late 2019, the Animal Welfare League NSW Mobile Vet Service traveled to the NSW Mid North Coast to provide care for those that had been affected by catastrophic bushfires. Read more here
As the NSW bushfire crisis continued to devastate more areas, the mobile service was again deployed on 1 January 2020 to provide assistance in the South Coast region. As the first ‘animal responders’ on the scene in Bega, we actioned three teams to assist with the care of companion animals, livestock and wildlife for the communities directly impacted. Stationed at the Bega Emergency Operations Centre and Bega Sale Yards with a third team visiting local farmers throughout the district, we were able to offer care and respite.
During this time, teams of AWL NSW veterinarians and vet nurses traveled to Moruya and surrounding areas to check on livestock and provide critical care. AWL NSW Inspectors also traveled to Cobargo to work with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services to distribute feed and assist with rescue efforts.
These catastrophic fires have already destroyed over 4 million hectares of land. And not only have large numbers of animals been lost or injured, but there will also be long-term food, water and habitat shortages for surviving animals. Animal Welfare League NSW is committed to the ongoing support of these affected communities and is continuing to provide assistance to help rehabilitate animals and provide supplies to those who have lost so much.
How can you help?
You may be feeling a little helpless and wondering what you can do to assist animals across the devastated state of NSW. Your support – whatever you can afford – will go a long way towards keeping our ‘vet-team-on-wheels’ active in the field.
Did you know? Animal Welfare League NSW is a registered charity that relies on the generous support of the community to help provide aid and relief to areas that need us most. If you would like to support the work of Animal Welfare League NSW during these recovery efforts, please consider making an online donation here or contact Animal Welfare League NSW on (02) 8899 3333.
How your donation will help:
- A $20 donation will provide 4 animals a week’s worth of pain relief.
- A $50 donation will provide 5 animals a course of antibiotics.
- A $100 donation will place 20 animals on a life-saving IV drip.
- A $150 donation will provide 10 animals with specialised burn treatment.
- A $500 donation will provide our mobile service with 340 litres of fuel and travel approximately 680kms.
Every little bit helps. Please help us to help them.
Chief Executive Officer
Animal Welfare League NSW