Bushfire Emergency Veterinary Appeal

$53,653
76%
Raised toward our $70,000 Goal
364 Donors
81
days left
Project ends on June 30, at 11:55 PM AEST
Project Owners

Look what you have made possible

March 04, 2020

Your generous support has allowed our Bushfire Emergency Veterinary Appeal to raise $45,646.

 

We can’t thank you enough.  

 

Your gift is helping University veterinary staff care for our injured wildlife.

 

Your generosity has allowed us to purchase much needed equipment and medicines to care for the animals left injured and homeless from the bushfire devastation.

 

Thanks to you, the Avian Reptile Exotic Pets Hospital is offering veterinary and nursing care seven days a week.

 

Your support has sent our staff and veterinary students to the frontline to treat animals, provide expert advice on the care and teach our students best practice in the care of bushfire affected wildlife. We have produced educational videos for wildlife carers, front line vets and other members of the community.

 

The destruction of the bushfires has caused devastation to us all. But it has allowed us to educate the community on the bushfire crisis, how we can manage our environment and care for animals.

 

We have trialled new innovative healing products, such as the use of tilapia fish skin for kangaroos suffering burns. By using the tilapia skin, the kangaroos were able to be released to recover in their natural environment, where over time the stitches will become loose and the fish skin will wear away. Click here to read more about the treatment.

 

We have provided veterinary care to the kangaroos suffering serious burn injuries at Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary at Bungendore. The Sanctuary has experienced an incredible influx kangaroos, and our staff were there ready to assist. All because of you.

 

We are overwhelmed by the incredible support we have received from our alumni, staff, students and friends of the University.

 

But there is still much work to be done.

 

We have increased the campaign target to $70,000 to allow our dedicated veterinary staff to continue their involvement in the recovery process.

 

From all the wildlife we have been able to treat, the communities we have been able to support, and for the difference we have been able to make, we thank you.

 

We couldn’t have done it without you.

 

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