Have some tissues on standby, this video is a reminder about the devastation of the floods and the impact it had on animals.
The following images and information on are on cats that were lost / found / or thankfully reunited during the Queensland flood disaster. Watch these carefully, if you have seen a lost cat, get in touch with [email protected] or go to www.qldfloodanimals.weebly.com
HOW YOU CAN HELP ANIMALS AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS
Dr Katrina Warren has compiled this list of the best ways you can help animals affected by the floods, she also emphasizes the need for cash donations. She writes:
At the moment there are enough foster homes for pets. The response has been amazing and RSPCA has been blown away by the number of people offering homes. You can still register to foster or help at [email protected] and they will contact you if they need you.
RSPCA Queensland https://donate.rspcaqld.org.au/flood
Animal Welfare League http://www.awlnsw.com.au/
Equine Assistance Appeal http://questequinewelfare.org/equine-flood-assistance.htm
QLD based animal emergency calls: 1300 852 188 or 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS
Contact your local vet and notify them that your pet is lost.
Queensland Horse Council will be handling lost and found register for horses. Please also notify of diseased horses. http://www.qldhorsecouncil.com/default.aspx Also list here http://qldfloodanimals.weebly.com/
We will not know the true impact on our wildlife for some time. It may take weeks for the floodwaters to recede in some areas. There is huge lost of habitat for many animals and dangerous conditions are currently hampering efforts to assess the worst affected regions. Wildlife will need medical care, food and shelter. The best way to help wildlife right now is to donate money that can be used for food drops or medical care as necessary.
If you find injured or displaced wildlife call your local vet and ask for the number of the local wildlife rescue group. Minimise handling of wildlife and place in a dark, quiet room if possible.
QLD Wildfife Rehabilitation Council APPEAL – http://www.qwrc.org.au/
Wildlife Protection Association APPEAL http://www.kangaroo-protection-coalition.com/floodwildlife.html