RSPCA Tasmania has been working hard in the Peninsula as part of the fire response. The RSPCA expect to be kept busy over the coming days as more animals start to emerge out of hiding and people begin to return to their homes.
RSPCA vet clinic staff have been in fire ravaged areas looking for animals, providing treatment, food and other supplies as needed. Any livestock is being assessed and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) contacted to enact any further treatment as required by law.
As of Monday (Jan. 14), the RSPCA, DPI, and local vets will be setting up a triage clinic at Dunalley.
Further information regarding affected livestock
As farmers deal with the aftermath of the bushfire crisis, the following links provide information on managing affected livestock.
Animals and bushfire: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-7QE22N?open
Assessing and managing livestock after a bushfire: http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farming-management/fire-flood-other-emergencies/bushfire-recovery/assessing-and-managing-livestock
Feeding and watering livestock after a bushfire: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-93Q58P?open
Emergency slaughter of livestock as a result of fire: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-93R3LC?open
Emergency burial of carcasses: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/SSKA-93Q73U?open
The horrific bush fires blazing across southern Tasmania have not only caused widespread damage to homes, properties and bushland but have also put the lives of thousands of animals at risk including pets, farm animals and wildlife.
RSPCA has set up a community register to help coordinate offers of assistance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 6244 3033 if you can offer practical assistance such as temporary pet accommodation or horse or livestock agistment.
If you have lost or found a pet in a fire affected area, we can also help in reuniting them with their owners. Please email email@example.com or phone (03) 6244 3033
For assistance with livestock or wildlife impacted by fires please contact the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on (03) 6233 6875 or see their website for more information about animals and bushfires http://www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-7QE22N?open
You can also contact Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for more assistance with injured wildlife on (03) 6268 1184.
You can help
RSPCA has launched the Tasmanian Bush Fire Appeal after being inundated with calls from members of the public wanting to help.
You can assist animals affected by the bushfires by making a donation.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Please make a secure online donation through the link above, or make a donation via phone using your credit card by calling 02 6282 8300. You can also make a donation in your bank using these details:
RSPCA Bank Account Details
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account Name: RSPCA Australia Inc. Fundraising
Account number: 1010 5899
Reference: Tasmanian Appeal