Posted by: kcdisasteraid | February 14, 2009

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE RESCUED FROM FIRE NEED YOUR HELP NOW

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2/12/09: Victoria, Australia Fires – Ways To Help
IN THIS ALERT:

  1. KC Directory: Animal Relief Efforts You Can Help. Millions Died…
  2. Nigel’s Animal Rescue: Send Money & Supplies ASAP
  3. Wildlife Victoria: Overwhelmed With Fire Victims
  4. Help For Wildlife: Long Recovery Ahead For Animals
  5. RSPCA: Emergency Aid For Companion Animals
  6. Wildlife Burning
  7. IFAW: Team On The Ground For Animals In Victoria
  8. Survivors Of The Fire – Symbols of Hope

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Please review resources below to see WHO and HOW to help.
PHOTOS: Help For Wildlife, Victoria (Australia) —
http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/photos.html

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1. Animal Relief Efforts You Can Help. Millions Died…

EYEWITNESS TO THE FIRES — VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
2/12/09, Katie, Lake Nagambie – Victoria, Australia,
beachside64@optusnet.com.au
It feels like the whole of Victoria is up in
flames. We expect [human] fatalities to climb over 300 when they get around
to more isolated areas. [It is estimated] well over 1 million wild and
domestic animals have perished… Animals lucky enough to be rescued will
need months of care and rehabilitation. There are still 31 fires burning…

Kinship Circle Directory
HELP FOR WILDLIFE
WEBSITE: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/
WILDLIFE IN FIRES: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/how_to_help.html
DONATE BY MAIL:
Help For Wildlife, PO Box 181
Coldstream, VIC 3770, Australia
ph: 0417 380 687

WILDLIFE VICTORIA’S URGENT BUSHFIRE APPEAL
WEBSITE: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=43
BY MAIL:
Jon Rowdon, President, Wildlife Victoria
Reply Paid 84688
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
DIRECT DEPOSIT:
Account Name: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Account
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 063 806
Account: 1007 7387

NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE
WEBSITE: http://www.animalrescue.com.au/
DONATE BY MAIL:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue, PO Box 1096
Hartwell 3124
ph: 0427 533 083
ONLINE INFORMATION:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

RSPCA – INJURED/DISPLACED COMPANION ANIMALS
WEBSITE: http://www.rspcavic.org/index.htm
DONATE ONLINE:
https://wic032p.server-secure.com/vs138364_secure/Default.aspx?ReferredFrom=rspcavic_header
BY MAIL:
Bushfire Appeal, RSPCA Victoria
3 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151
ph: 03 9224 2222
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
BSB 083-153
A/c 868326451
Email your contact info to: accounts@rspcavic.org.au
(name, address, date, amount donated)

IFAW / ASIA-PACIFIC
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/donate_now/index.php?msource=DR090202001

WILDLIFE RESCUE & INFORMATION INC
WEBSITE: http://www.wrin.asn.au/
EMAIL: secretary@wrin.asn.au
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.wrin.asn.au/payments.htm
BY MAIL:
W.R.I.N. Inc., P.O. Box 2412
Bendigo, VICTORIA 3554, AUSTRALIA

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES +
NEWS LINKS:
DOGS Victoria Bushfire Appeal
http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/Content.asp?ID=277&SubID=367
Australian Wildlife Health Centre / RACV Wildlife Connect 13 11 11
http://www.awhc.zoo.org.au/Get%20Involved/Found%20Injured%20Wildlife.aspx
Millions of animals feared dead
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29143295/
Millions of animals dead in Australia fires
http://www.rr.com/news/news/article/9002/6834427/Millions_of_animals_dead_in_Australia_fires/1
Koala rescued from Australia’s wildfire wasteland
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090210/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_wildfires_koala_rescue
Wildfire toll could surpass 200
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29114722/

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2/10/09: Kangaroos are seen amid a charred landscape in the aftermath of a
bushfire which continues to blaze across Victoria, at Chum Creek in
Healesville, Australia. Luis Ascui / Getty Images

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2. Nigel’s Animal Rescue: Send Money & Supplies ASAP

2/9/09, Victoria Fire Crisis – Your Urgent Assistance Is Required
FULL STORY:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE – CENTRAL HUB FOR DONATIONS & SUPPLIES:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue has been working around the clock to provide emergency
assistance to animals affected by the bushfires and we desperately need your
help! Nigel’s Animal Rescue currently operates as the central hub for
donations and supplies for all animal rescues in the area.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS:
Hay, Straw / Food Cat-Dog-Chaff / Medical Supplies
Cages Transportable Collapsible / Temporary pens
Transport for injured animals.
4g and 22g catheters (prefer introcan but anything would be fine)
5cm coplus & soffban / Idexx urea and creat slides
0.9% sodium chloride 1 litre bags
Gloves / Swabs / Bedding
Giving sets / Extension sets
Melolin 10cm x 10cm
Silvazine / Baytril injectable
Tramal injectable / Temgesic injectable
Alfaxan CD / Solosite
IV Drip pumps J / Heat pads/packs
1ml, 3ml, 5, 10ml, 20, syringes

DONATE TO NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE:
WEBSITE: http://www.animalrescue.com.au/
EMAIL: nigel@animalrescue.com.au
DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES BY MAIL:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue, PO Box 1096
Hartwell 3124
ph: 0427 533 083
ONLINE INFO ON HOW TO DONATE:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

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3. Wildlife Victoria: Overwhelmed With Fire Victims

2/09, Bushfires threaten wildlife survival – affected wildlife already in care
FULL:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:ftts&catid=1:general

The fires have devastated our wildlife, including the loss of at least two
wildlife shelters… Wildlife rescuers are preparing for one of the largest
operations in our history once we can safely enter fire grounds…
Unfortunately we cannot take volunteers at this time unless they’re already
trained. If people want to help — please donate to the appeal.

FOR INJURED ANIMALS, ONLY: 13 000 94535 (13 000 WILDLIFE), 24 hours

DONATE TO WILDLIFE VICTORIA’S URGENT BUSHFIRE APPEAL:
To fund bandages, treatment, medicines and food for injured wildlife, plus
activities to help our volunteers best respond to wildlife needs.
WEBSITE: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php
EMAIL: office@wildlifevictoria.org.auThis
ONLINE:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=43
BY MAIL:
Wildlife Victoria, 3/288 Brunswick St.
Fitzroy 3065
ph: 9445 0310
DIRECT DEPOSIT:
Account Name: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Account
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 063 806
Account: 1007 7387

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4. Help For Wildlife: Long Recovery Ahead For Animals

2/10/09, Rescuers And Firefighters Helping Wildlife During Bush Fires in Victoria, Australia
FULL STORY:
http://network.bestfriends.org/rapidresponse/news/32108.html

POSTED COMMENT IN BEST FRIENDS AUSTRALIA NETWORK COMMUNITY:
http://network.bestfriends.org/foaaustralia/news/
The Help for Wildlife response team — based in the vicinity where
Kinglake/Healesville fires occurred — are on standby to enter fire grounds
when safe to rescue injured wildlife. They already have a number of animals
in care and are expecting many more. Kangaroos and wallabies found in
abundance in this area can take months to recover and require a great deal
of dressings and medication.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS:
silverzine cream / non-stick dressings
soft bandages / vet wrap
saline / disinfectant/clorhexidine
syringes / pain relief / antibiotics
feed / hay (for starving wildlife)
Donations for fuel (to carry out the extensive search and rescue)

DONATE TO HELP FOR WILDLIFE:
WEBSITE: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/help_for_wildlife.html
EMAIL: helpforwildlife@bigpond.com
Wildlife in fires: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/how_to_help.html
DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES BY MAIL:
Help For Wildlife, PO Box 181
Coldstream 3770 VIC, Australia
ph: 0417 380 687, 0359 649, 480
Denise Garratt, Director

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Parched koala bear gets a drink from a biker
http://www.lobsa.org/images20/ThirstyKoalaVictorianBushfires09.jpg

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5. RSPCA: Emergency Aid For Companion Animals

2/12/09, How the RSPCA is helping Victoria’s bushfire victims
FULL STORY:
http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm

HOW RSPCA IS HELPING BUSHFIRE VICTIMS:

  • Emergency advice is available at 03 9224 2222.
  • Free veterinary care to animals in need at RSPCA Burwood and Pearcedale Veterinary Clinics.
  • Financial assistance to cover expenses provided by other vets: Call 03 9224 2251 or 0405 015 794.
  • For all other enquiries call: 03 9224 2222.
  • Pet Supplies: RSPCA has delivered pet food to relief centres.
  • To donate pet food, bedding, leads and bowls, deliver these to your local RSPCA.
  • Lost & Found: Working to reunite lost pets with their families.
  • Temporary Accommodation: To animals at our shelters across Victoria. Call: 03 9224 2222.
  • FOR MORE DETAILS — http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm


DONATE TO RSPCA – INJURED/DISPLACED COMPANION ANIMALS:
WEBSITE: http://www.rspcavic.org/index.htm
DONATE ONLINE:
https://wic032p.server-secure.com/vs138364_secure/Default.aspx?ReferredFrom=rspcavic_header
BY MAIL:
Bushfire Appeal, RSPCA Victoria
3 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
BSB 083-153
A/c 868326451
Email your contact info to: accounts@rspcavic.org.au
(name, address, date, amount donated)

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6. Wildlife Burning

2/12/09, Animals fall victim to Australian fire
FULL STORY:
http://newsok.com/animals-fall-victim-to-australian-fire/article/3345273

SYDNEY — Wildlife rescue officials worked frantically to help the animals
that made it through Australia’s worst-ever wildfires, but they said
millions of animals likely perished in the inferno. Hundreds of burned,
stressed and dehydrated animals — including kangaroos, koalas, lizards and
birds — already have arrived at shelters across the scorched region.
Rescuers have doled out antibiotics, pain relievers and fluids to the
critters in a bid to keep them comfortable, but some of the severely injured
were euthanized to spare any more suffering.

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Sam, a koala saved from the bushfires, is treated 2/11/09 at the Mountain
Ash Wildlife Center in Rawson, Australia. AP PHOTO.
http://newsok.com/animals-fall-victim-to-australian-fire/article/3345273

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7. IFAW: Team On The Ground For Animals In Victoria

2/11/09, Bushfire Emergency
FULL STORY:
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/index.php
Bushfire emergency in Australia – a message from Erica Martin
FULL STORY:
http://www.animalrescueblog.org/


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Photo © IFAW / M. Fillinger. 2/11/09, IFAW helps Victoria’s animal victims
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/media_center/press_releases/02_11_2009_52441.php

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) has sent an emergency relief
team to help wild and domestic animals affected by the devastating fires in
Victoria. Tania Duratovic is leading the IFAW team in Whittlesea. We arrived
in Whittlesea (2/9/09) and set up in the staging area…

Today we traveled to Kinglake West and Kinglake Central – two of the worst
hit areas. Remnants of trees and piles of rubble are all that is left of
what used to people’s homes and indeed whole towns. People are happy…to
see something emerge alive from the devastation. As one person recounted as
they handed over a slightly burned ring-tailed possum, “We have lost our
house, our neighbours and our pets but we found this little guy alive —
please help him, I just want him to live.”

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IFAW vet Dr. Howard Ralph administered first aid and the possum is now under
the care of Help for Wildlife volunteers.
Dr. Ralph, is a renowned vet,
burns specialist and human doctor. He is helping local vets treat pets at
the survivors’ shelter in Whittlesea. Photo © IFAW / M. Fillinger

So far we have been able to provide immediate aid to many animals suffering
from the effects of the fire including dogs, cats, horses, ducks, chickens,
wallabies, possums, kangaroos, joeys, koalas, a peacock, a lyrebird, a goat,
a dingo and an orphaned baby deer…

ONGOING IFAW UPDATES FROM THE FIELD:
http://www.animalrescueblog.org/2009/02/bushfire-update.html#more

DONATE TO IFAW / ASIA-PACIFIC:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/donate_now/index.php?msource=DR090202001
Anyone who finds an injured animal should call Tania Duratovic on 0428 229 000.

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8. Survivors Of The Fire – Symbols of Hope

2/11/09, Aussies find symbols of hope in two koalas
FULL STORY:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

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A koala nicknamed Bob puts his paw around fellow fire survivor Sam at the
Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter in Rawson, Australia. Colleen Wood / Southern
Ash Wildlife Shelter via Reuters. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

SYDNEY — A bond between two burned koalas rescued from Australia’s
deadliest wildfires has provided some heart-warming relief after days of
devastation and the loss of more than 180 lives and possibly millions of
animals. The story of the koalas emerged after volunteer firefighter David
Tree used a mobile phone to photograph and film the rescue of the bewildered
female, since nicknamed Sam, that was found cowering in a burned-out forest
at Mirboo North, 90 miles southeast of Melbourne.

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Photos and video of Tree, 44, approaching Sam while talking gently to her,
and feeding her water from a plastic bottle as she put her burned claw in
his cold, wet hand quickly hit YouTube, making her an Internet sensation.

But it was after reaching a wildlife shelter that Sam met and befriended
another koala, nicknamed Bob, who was saved by wildlife workers  two days
before Sam, in Boolarra, about 110 miles from Melbourne… CONTINUE STORY:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

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