This is an URGENT EMERGENCY alert! Entire animal shelters are being evacuated, and wildlife is in dire need of rescue.
Please act immediately if you possibly can: the terrible rains have spread!
RIGHT NOW, frantic animals are dying... drowning... fleeing for their lives in the State of New South Wales at Australia’s southeastern tip. Dogs. Cats. Emus. Cows. Wallabies. And more.
In some places, water levels still rise, and rains have now spread to Queensland: to save these trapped, flood-soaked animals, our rapid response is absolutely critical! Please, please help!
Roads, trees and even houses are completely submerged. Rivers are exploding from their banks. Whole buildings are being swallowed by roaring debris-filled waters, the result of two immense storm systems that have fused over eastern Australia.
You can imagine the terror of the animals. Without us, they have no way to escape.
We have partnered with a pivotal and hardworking organization in New South Wales that has a solid track record of disaster rescue, trauma veterinary care and emergency shelter – WIRES (the Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization, and they were pivotal after the bushfires there.
Already, they are hard at work and will be our boots on the ground.
But WIRES badly needs funds to provide donations of critically needed supplies for smaller rescues and animal carers around the region that are on the thin frontline between survival and heartbreak for the animals, and to support their highly specialized Emergency Response Team.
We cannot overstate the life-or-death nature of this crisis! Even gentle pasture cows are up to their heads in water. One was nearly swept out to sea.
What makes this all the more devastating is that last year, Australia was burning, consumed by raging bush fires. The area is far more equipped to deal with fire and drought than flooding.
As we write these words - as you read them - distraught dogs and cats need rescue by the dozens, some even from the very kennels where their owners brought them for protection after a forced evacuation. Now, the still-rising waters threaten those safe havens too.
ONLY together can we do this!
Thank you so much for your urgent support and your undying love for animals.
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S. The terrible rains have now spread to Queensland. Global media reports told of a panic-stricken kangaroo that swam for its life as floodwaters rushed through a residential backyard. Other reports liken the devastation to “an inland sea”. It’s heartbreaking, and in many areas, the water is still rising! PLEASE GIVE as generously as possible to help the animals! Our local partner WIRES urgently needs us so they can help the animals! We’ll update you the moment we know more.