Helping the animals in crisis

Image 040As 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:

1. RSPCA QLD has set up a Crisis Recovery Appeal, click HERE to donate.

2. If you can help in any way with the RSPCA Wish List, please email  wishlist@rspcaqld.org.au. To give you an idea of the type of things they need, following is the list that was on the RSPCA’s site.  As of today (7/2/11) they are in desperate need of:

  • 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)

3. Lastly RSPCA QLD still need Foster Carers for some of the animals. If you feel you can be a Animal Foster Carer then check  out their Foster Care Form HERE.

 

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