Emergency Wildlife Bush Fire Relief

By Surf Coast Animal Rescue Services

Surf Coast Animal Rescue Services is urgently raising funds (generously auspiced by Winged Horse Equine Inc) to  attend to the needs of wildlife affected by the Christmas Day Lorne/Wye River bushfires in Victoria, Australia, which has hit hardest in one of the most densely populated wildlife areas in the Otway Ranges, also home to one of few Victorian koala populations. Millions of native animals have perished, with many thousands more injured and needing immediate attention. The worst of the fires are now contained, but emergency services have warned these fires could last for weeks and flare up again over what is forecast to be a hot, dry summer with record breaking temperatures.

As the centre of the bushfire zone is opened up in coming days, hundreds of native animals will require rescuing and we anticipate that the rescue efforts will continue for weeks, perhaps months. We are seeking assistance for the purchase of medical equipment, fire-suitable rescue gear, transportation costs, professional veterinary costs, species-specific burn creams and bandages. These items are required urgently and all donations, no matter the size, are most welcome. We are also hoping to provide wildlife rescue kits to all our active volunteers so that no animal is left without the immediate care they require.

We are a volunteer organisation with volunteers who have been rescuing wildlife in the Surf Coast region for 25 years.

By supporting us, you help us to:

- provide immediate veterinary care to injured wildlife

- transport wildlife out of the fire zones

- provide ongoing rehabilitation of wildlife until they are ready to be returned to the wild

- place orphaned wildlife in long-term foster care

- supply wildlife rescuers with efficient wildlife rescue kits

- supply wildlife carers with ongoing medical supplies

- provide public awareness and educational programs specific to the rescue of wildlife in the region

Donate generously and thank you for your support

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 21:48:06
Thank you for your grace and love of God s precious animals.
Self 2016-01-19 19:27:39
Gillian Collins 2016-01-10 22:01:18
Jodie To help with the wildlife you are rescuing, wish I could do more, let me know where I can help. Its a wonderful contribution you and your helpers are making
Anonymous 2016-01-10 12:47:11
Thank you for the crucial work you do to help the wildlife affected by the fires.
Anne Serato 2016-01-06 12:18:04
Grace Wemyss 2016-01-04 19:28:24
Libby Eyre 2016-01-04 09:57:55
Gabriella Nelson 2016-01-02 17:51:09
Please let us know what else we can do to assist. Volunteers to help out, perhaps
Lynda Harding 2016-01-02 17:45:38
Cathy Audley 2016-01-01 20:38:08
Keep up the great effort guys.
Anonymous 2016-01-01 18:38:55
Elizabeth Brookes 2016-01-01 15:07:31
Jane Mummery 2015-12-31 13:26:06
Jo Mummery 2015-12-31 13:09:43
Your kindness, generosity, eagerness to help, and work ethic is a wonder to behold.
Anonymous 2015-12-30 21:56:17
Jodie McFarlane 2015-12-30 20:18:55
Diane Lane 2015-12-30 15:57:21
Thank you for all you do to protect our wildlife.
Anonymous 2015-12-30 15:53:35
John Bentley 2015-12-30 14:35:20
Vivienne Ortega 2015-12-30 09:22:42
Anonymous 2015-12-29 21:38:40
You re all amazing xo
Tara Podhaski 2015-12-29 20:43:39
Lauren Crute 2015-12-29 19:45:42
Thank you
Suzanne Stinchcombe 2015-12-29 19:09:53
Keep up the good work guys
Louise Boronyak 2015-12-29 18:59:00
SCARS are awesome
Jenny Baker 2015-12-29 15:35:59
sorry it can not be more, Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing.
Surf Coast Animal Rescue 2015-12-29 14:21:39
Thank you!
Angela McAninly 2015-12-29 13:47:20
Trish Mackin 2015-12-29 12:59:47
My little bit to help xx
Marilyn Nast 2015-12-29 11:03:15
Michael Beverland 2015-12-29 11:02:12
Alan Schwartz 2015-12-29 10:45:40
Thank you for all you do for Wildlife x
Anne Hodgson 2015-12-29 09:44:32
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