Supporting the bushfire recovery period
RSPCA Victoria is one of the agencies that forms part of the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan. We supported the initial
bushfire emergency and now we’re helping Victorians get back on track by
providing practical help and support to care for their animals during the
bushfire recovery phase.
We’re helping by
providing pet food, essential pet supplies, fodder for horses and livestock on
hobby farms, subsidising essential vet care and other assistance required at
We know that animals are vitally important for people
– especially at times like this – and we want to do everything we can to help people
keep and care for their pets.
We’re concerned that people who are recovering after
the bushfires now have the added stress of the COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition to helping
individuals, RSPCA Victoria is working with other organisations
on community projects and initiatives that help with the bushfire recovery and
increase preparedness for future disasters.
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the Youth Affairs Council Victoria’s Rural Young Activators Program. The program annually supports young people (aged 16-25) from rural and regional areas to develop or accelerate their advocacy work on an issue important to their community. This year’s program will support Young Activators to deliver animal welfare projects that help animals living in bushfire affected areas recover and help communities build resilience for the future. Read more
about this exciting partnership.
Reach out to us if you, or somebody you know needs a hand caring for
their animals as they get back on track after the bushfires. Contact us by
submitting the contact form online
, or calling the RSPCA Victoria bushfire
support line on 03 9224 2222.