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Helping the Animals in Crisis

As cyclone Yasi was about to hit Cairns, I received notification via a friend of a friend of a friend who had lost their dog in Cairns and was desperately trying to locate him before disaster struck.

I did my part in forwarding on this message through my own circle of friends, and it wasn’t long before someone on the wonderful electronic bush telegraph managed to locate the lost labrador and return him safely home.

In a time when there are so many stories of heartache, ones with happy endings like these bring a huge smile to not only my face, but to all that were in that chain to help him be found.  So today I want to highlight that animals also need our help to recover from the floods and now Cyclone Yasi, and we can help by supporting the RSPCA QLD in three ways:

RSPCA QLD often activates Crisis Recovery Appeals, click HERE to donate.

If you can help in any way here is an idea of the type of things they need, as per a list that was once on the RSPCA’s site.

  • 30 Witches hats @ $9.00 each (total cost $270.00)
  • 20 Bottles Horse Shampoo -Tea Tree/Insect Repel @ $15.00 each
    (total cost  $300.00)
  •  25 Safety Vests @ $35.00 each (total cost $875.00)
  •  20 Shelving Partitions – Free Standing @ $100.00 each (total cost $2,000.00)
  • 2 Decontamination Kits @ $220.00 each (total cost $440.00)
  • 1 Riobi circular saw – electric @ $375.00 each (total cost $375.00)
  • 2 Ride on Mowers @ $3,500.00 each (total cost $7,000.00)

The Animal Welfare League Queensland or AWLQ also has some wonderful resources check out this link for Disaster Preparedness. They also have an Emergency Boarding Program.

All links current as of May 2023

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