The devastating fires burning much of the New South Wales and Queensland east coast is impacting a number of communities and in large numbers the wildlife.
To assist in a small way the Yarrawonga Vet Clinic have been collecting donations to send “care packages” north to help the completely overwhelmed wildlife volunteers caring for the animals effected in this disaster.
On the Rescue Collective Facebook page is a list of suggested items needed, but the staff at the Yarrawonga Vet Clinic believe these volunteers would be happy for any animal medical first aid and rehabilitation aids.
“Initially after the first shout out for support we collected four boxes of first aid supplies which we have managed to send north,” Yarrawonga Vet Clinic Veterinary Nurse Nell Duffy said.
“We are currently gathering our final donation to hopefully organize to again send north, this can be logistically difficult.
“We are then asking anyone that would like to assist to donate directly to the cause “the rescue collective” (details of how to listed below).
“We are also in preparation to support our local wildlife carer who is facing a difficult season ahead, by raffling a “fur baby” goodies basket to the value of $100+.
“Call in to purchase a ticket and help support this fantastic shelter, $2 each or 3 for $5, chocolates also $2 each.
“The motivation for the care packages came about to help due to one of our own staff members being sent north to help fight the fires and seeing the environmental devastation first hand.”
If you are able to assist in donating any items or money for the wildlife of the NSW east coast who are also losing their homes, please contact this not for profit volunteer run organization directly at 0424 450495, email: [email protected] or by visiting www.therescuecollective.com/.