Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.

Every Life is Precious to Us

 

ANIMAL FLOOD VICTIMS –EMERGENCY APPEAL
Commenced 15 January 2011 and is now closed. All funds have been distributed

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click here to read Press Release 9/2/11

DEVASTATING FLOODS….
And now CYCLONE YASI!

“Expect unprecedented heartbreak,” – Premier Anna Bligh

2/2/11 -  11,000 people urgently evacuated to 20 evacuation centres
….and most pets had to be left behind, again…not to mention the farm animals and wildlife.
Those that survive will need our urgent help.
Our hearts break for the animals.
1000s of animals have suffered enormously..
We now need to help even  more animals…in far North Queensland.
We need your help urgently.
PLEASE GIVE ALL YOU CAN.



OUR GOAL: $50k

Please help us blitz our target!
The more money we can make…
the more animals, their rescuers and carers, we can help.

Please give generously.


We want to get your donations to the animals as fast as possible!. We plan to dispatch funds on a fortnightly basis, as long as there have been enough donations made in the previous fortnight to accommodate this, and the funds are available in our Emergency Appeal Bank Account.

Please continue to give generously so we can distribute more much needed financial assistance.

Please help the animals and donate now at
http://www.gofundraise.com.au/SPRAFLOODS

You will be given an automatic receipt by Gofundraise.

to help the horses please donate at
http://www.gofundraise.com.au/HorseRelief

Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible


Please see other options for making a donation below.




OUR PLEDGE:

To the animal victims of these terrible floods, and their rescuers and carers……

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your courage and spirit inspire us.
We pledge our support to you.
We pledge to raise as much money and get as many donated goods as we can to help you.
Hang in there, we are with you.


MESSAGE TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS:

We urgently need your help to raise as much money as possible for food, shelter, vet care, first aid supplies and accessories, to help pets, farm animals and wildlife who are in the flood crisis. We also need your help to collect emergency supplies listed below.

SPRA is working in conjunction with various rescue groups to co-ordinate an emergency appeal to support animal victiims of the Queensland floods, and animals in other critical flood areas including NSW, Victoria and surrounding areas. We will be raising funds to help pets, farm animals and wildlife. We are focussing our fundraising efforts on those animals, and their rescuers and carers who do not have adequate support from other sources. We are raising funds to support the organisations listed below, but  depending on the amount of money and goods we can raise, we hope to be able to extend our support to other animal rescue organisations and needy individuals in as many areas as possible.


Easy ways you can help us - Check out our Supporter Registration Form


GROUPS WE ARE HELPING

1.     Best Friends Rescue– located in Brisbane, this group is working hard to provide shelter and care for domestic pets who have nowhere else to go. Anticipated to be helping hundreds of homeless pets.
http://www.bestfriendsrescue.com/index.html
Wish List: Their most pressing needs right now are -
  • Heart and intestinal worm products,
  • Flea products as there seems to be an epidemic on the way with all the humidity.
  • Long-life chews like the Smacko Rolls or dried beef wizzers (dried bull penis). These are good for doggies who are tied up all day or alone in foster care yards.
If you can offer DOM or DELIA a home, please click here to email Linda at Best Friends Rescue

Dom (because he is so bubbly) was found wandering the streets of Goodna after the floods. His owner was never located and he is safe in foster care with Best Friends Rescue, waiting for his new home.



Delia, a Maremma puppy, is another little girl from a flood affected area. She shows typical symptoms of what we are seeing. She is traumatized and has a horrible skin condition.



"Another best friend gets a helping hand." Saved in the Brisbane floods.

2.     Queensland Horse Council - located in the Ipswich area, this group has set up a lost and dead horse register and feed centres in Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding areas, to provide and distribute food and shelter to horses who have nowhere else to go. Estimated to be helping 100s of homeless horses and their desperate owners.
http://www.qldhorsecouncil.com/QHC%20Web%20Part%20Page%20Library/About%20Us.aspx
click here to read 15/1/11 eQuiNEWS
Wish List:  -
  • Fencing Materials
  • Star pickets
  • Plain fencing wire
  • Electric Fence Insulators for star pickets and end posts.
Feed - the feed situation is temporarily sufficient with what is coming or what is already organised to come.  This may change and we will change our list.  If further is required these are the types of feeds that we are looking for.

  • Lucerne, Oaten, Barley or grass hay, or chaff.
  • Low energy premixed manufactured horse feed like pony pellets or the muesli equivalent – horse people will know what this means.




3.     Wildlife Protection Association of Australia – located in the Brisbane Region, this organisation is supporting >1000 wildlife foster carers throughout Qld by distributing funds raised to help cover fuel to enable rescues, food and first aid supplies. Estimated to be helping 1000s of animals, though it is hard to estimate how many are left after the floods.
http://www.wildlifeprotectaust.org.au/about.php

Wildlife Protection Association of Australia Inc will be  distributing any funds raised. Any moneys donated will only be provided to non government funded wildlife carers groups or individuals who are actively working on helping wildlife flood victims, orphaned or injured. Funding will be provided to wildlife carers for fuel to get into the flood affected areas to search for orphaned or injured animals, and for wildlife food, over the next months.
Pat OBrien, President
Wildlife Protection Association of Australia Inc.
Wish List:  -
Cash only to assist their foster carers to rescue and care for a wide cross section of wildlife.

4.     Pets Without Partners (PWP) - Located in Brisbane.
PWP are an independent, self funded, rescue group that supports RSPCA Queensland, Brisbane City Council Pound and other rescue groups. They allocate and take responsibility for placing the animals into foster homes with the view to finding permanent homes.
At present all costs are paid out of their own pockets as they are not yet set up to accept donations, and they do not receive any funding from anyone, so cash is their most urgent need.

The RSPCA in Brisbane is closed. RSPCA animals went into short term foster care, generally for  a couple of wks. Now, many of those foster carers are handing back animals and there is nowhere for them to go. PWP  already has 64 cats of their own in care, and has taken in an additional 30 cats and 1 dog from the floods since 11/1/11. All mums and kittens from 9 days - 4 weeks old, some needing treatment for cat flu. One mum with kittens, Jess,  has an injured leg & needs Xrays and care, she is still feeding her kittens.

Problems – not enough carers, large number of unexpected animals in the system due to the floods, and limited adoptions due to floods.

http://www.petrescue.com.au/member/648

These 2 beautiful cats below are looking for loving homes - if you can help, please contact Pets Without Partners in Brisbane

15/4/11  Latest updates
JESS was one of the many cats with kittens who were abandoned at the RSPCA (along with her 4 kittens, all of which had cat flu)  two days prior to the floods.
Jess has significant congenital abnormalities in her right wrist, hence why she walks with a limp.  Dr Elaine Cebuliak at Animal Wellness, Greenslopes, Queensland explains that Jess's deformities are quite unique and even the orthopaedic surgeon is not sure what should be done, in Jess's best interests.
This gorgeous girl is so tiny yet so full of love and life.  She's talkative, totally charismatic and very, very friendly.  Now we have to convince cat lovers across Queensland that she is worth adopting!
The RSPCA didn't think she was suitable for re-homing because of her leg. However we are the winners here, we have the most beautiful cat in the world, whether she walks with a wobble or not.  We love her and have promised to protect her, keep her safe from harm, and vow to find her the most wonderful home.
Thank you for your support with Jess.
1/8/11 Update on Jess...we are pleased to say that she has been officially adopted, by the loveliest lady, who needs her as much as Jess needs a home. A lovely happy ending for little Jess.

Now the post-flood journey continues as we admit SHYLA, a 10 + year old cat for extensive oral surgery on Tuesday.  Shyla was found in a home that escaped major flooding, along with another cat, but it wasn't their home...they simply found higher ground.  With a shortage of suitable foster homes, she too has been housed in a private cattery, waiting her turn for a chance of a normal life.  We have been taking turns to visit the cattery so we can feed her from a teaspoon.  Her mouth is in a mess, we anticipate that most of her teeth will be removed.  Of course this is all pending that her pre-op blood work will come back "normal."
7/6/11 After oral surgery and weeks of chicken cut up into little pieces (and still fed by hand) Shyla seems to be making little steps towards a more happy life. Despite still needing the safety of her drum and hiding in various cupboards in the house, she does spend more and more time out of her drum, sometimes sitting in a chair close by to her room, sometimes looking out of the windows or exploring the house.
Shyla is still a very nervous cat, she hisses at the other foster cat if she comes too close, and at people who she doesn't know, although this is merely a fearful reaction. As her vision is compromised, that wouldn't help either. She does eat normally from a bowl now, and is learning to be around the rest of the family, even occasionally sitting quietly at the back of the living room when all are watching tv at night.
What happened to Shyla? She could have been an abandoned pet living on the street for many years before she was found, and she no longer trusts people. She might have been mistreated ...who knows? What we do know is she needs a quiet and peaceful home where she will be accepted for her funny little ways and allowed to blossom in to the affectionate old girl that we are sure is in there!"
Until that special home is found, she is safe in long term foster care and we are looking for sponsors her to help cover her costs to date + ongoing. We don't often ask for assistance. The financial impact on our group, post flood, has been unbelievable.
 
If you would like to donate to Shyla's appeal, donations can be made in to the following account:
 
Bank: Credit Union Australia
Account: Pets Without Partners Animal Rescue Inc.
BSB: 814-282
Account #: 31140440
 
Cheques can be made payable to Pets Without Partners Animal Rescue Inc. can be sent to Post Office Box 2472 Wellington Point Qld 4160. If you would like a receipt, please email your details to petswithoutpartners@hotmail.com.au We will continue to update you on Shyla's progress and thank you for supporting Shyla and her recovery.

 
The floods may have come and gone but we'll be picking up the pieces for months yet.  Such is life?

Wish List:  -
Cash to buy urgently need good quality kitten food ie Royal Canin, flea and wormer. Help with expensive Vet treatment including x rays.
Urgent need for more foster carers.

5.     Brisbane Valley Cats – located in Esk,Valley, West of Brisbane – hard hit area. Run by one retired lady with the help of approx 6 foster carers and a few volunteers. They already had 95 cats in care and have taken in another 25 cats and kittens as a result of the floods. Terrified cats and kittens have gradually been found clinging to the rafters on farms. More cats are coming. Problems – has been very difficult to get vet supplies and lack of access to vets. Cats found have been seriously affected by stress, dehydration, and hunger. Costs $352/week to feed all the cats. Her driveway has been washed away so difficult for people to access to adopt. She is in process of building 2 more catteries.
Wish List:  -
Cash donations to cover vet costs, food and care

Some of the cats/kittens in care are shown below
for more information on adopting, please click here to email Louise, or Ph: 07 5426 4147

6.     Red Collar Rescue - They already had 17 dogs in care and have rescued 11 extremely skinny flood dogs from the Bundaberg pound where they were due to be put to sleep. They will need food and vet care, including de-sexing, micro-chipping and vaccinating ready for adopting into new homes. Red Collar Rescue has limited funds available, as this is a very small rescue group who do not receive any outside financial help. They can generally only afford to get more vet services done as they get adoption fees in when their other foster animals are gradually adopted. Adoptions can be slow in a country area, especially now in the flood crisis.
Read about how Red Collar Rescue is saving dogs from the Qld floods
http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2011/02/01/red-collar-rescue-banks-lost-dogs-facing-death/
Wish List:  -

Cash donations to cover vet costs, food and care

Red Collar Rescue urgently needs to raise $2,500 to cover Bruce the Brave’s medical expenses
5/2/11-  Bruce, one of the dogs rescued from the floods, had jumped a concrete drain, got his collar caught on the drain and broke his shoulder in 4 places. A team of vets worked for hours last night to treat Bruce and get him comfortable. If you would like to make a donation to help Bruce, please make a donation at  http://www.gofundraise.com.au/SPRAFLOODS  quoting 'Bruce the Brave'
view slideshow of Bruce here   Note- is viewed via windows live
15/2/11 - Bruce seems to be healing well and to be comfortable. Has 2 more Xrays to go. Time is going very slowly for him, but it's important for him to stay as still as possible. He has a fan on him during the day which is helping to cope with the humidity.
21/3/11-  Bruce went to the vet for his 6 week x-ray and you can no longer even see where the fracture was. Only the image of all the pins and wires. He’s now allowed to have a 10 minute walk twice a day and will build up by an extra 10 minutes each week. Hopefully another 6 weeks he’ll be allowed out with all the others. We have a lady interested in him, so hopefully by the time he’s healed, he’ll have a new home to go to.

view slideshow of their other flood dogs here
All these dogs desperately need flea/wormer, good food & vet care. With Red Collars’ TLC., they will soon be ready for a new home.

If you could give one of these little battlers a loving home, please
click here to email Sharyn
Benny & Romeo have now been rehomed
Diesel is on adoption trial


7.     Queensland Native Animal Care (QNAC) - located in the Lockyer Valley area. They are a small non profit organisation run by a dedicated team of volunteers, most of whom are pensioners. Their aim is to rescue, care for, rehabilitate and release injured or orphaned native wildlife.
Their co-ordinator Jean Goodwin, a glider carer(Specialist) was unlucky enough to lose everything in the recent floods-including  her stock of natural herbal remedies they use for the wildlife, all the organisation's office equipment, computer with their database, multifunction printer, all the animal cages. Several other carers, one of whom is a vet, have had heavy losses from the floods but are still endeavouring to find and take in flood survivors.
One of the worst affected was a little Brushtail Joey ~ she came in with silt in her eyes ears nose and mouth. Poor little thing was so messy and depressed.she started to develop pneumonia (something that has been affecting a lot of the flood animals) but thankfully responded well to a herbal remedy from Jean and is now doing very well.

Cages and Aviaries are the biggest need at present and money for food and supplies..



Read story in Coffs Coast Advocate 19/2/11 by Animal Protection Association of Australia
http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/story/2011/02/18/helping-pets-in-peril/



How you can make a donation

Donate online
Make a donation online at  http://www.gofundraise.com.au/SPRAFLOODS

Donate by internet banking or Donate in person at any St George Bank
The account details for donations are:

Account Name: SYDNEY PET RESCUE & ADOPTION - EMERGENCY APPEALS FUND
BSB: 112-879, Account number: 456837415
Reference: use 'FLOOD' with your surname & initials

Once your transaction is complete, you should copy the internet transfer receipt and retain for your records.  If you do not receive a receipt number, contact your financial institution.
If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please forward a request, with proof of donation to: SPRA, PO BOX 1169, MENAI CENTRAL, NSW, 2234 or email to philandbeth@optusnet.com.au

Donate by mail
You can post a cheque donation – please do not post cash. Cheques should be made payable to: SPR&A Emergency Appeals Fund

Cheques should be posted to:    SPRA, PO BOX 1169, MENAI CENTRAL, NSW, 2234
  • Other locations to be advised

Donate goods
- Locations for drop off of donated goods 
Our preferred drop off centre is to Tracy (President of Save Our Strays) at the Parramatta City Council depot at 1 Morton St East Parramatta, Monday to Friday between 7am -2pm.
Ph Tracy 0411 222 991 in advance to organise
Secondary locations - only if you cannot get to Parramatta- please ring in advance to organise time
Melissa, in Jannali , 0403 594 078, melissap@sydneypetrescue.com.au
David in Camperdown, 9519 3331 (mon-fri 7.30pm-9pm,sat-sun 9am-9pm), david@sydneypetrescue.com.au
Michelle in Sylvania, 9576 1457, malber@optusnet.com.au

To email details of a donation of goods, a cash donation, or to request a receipt:
Email Beth at philandbeth@optusnet.com.au

Donate goods directly
Place an online order, or shop in person, at:
PAMPERED PAWS   Contact: Kylie Ph 0418 400 638   Unit 2/14 Bluett Drive, Smeaton Grange, NSW 2567
Email: enquiries@pamperedpaws.com.au  Place your order at http://www.pamperedpaws.com.au/floodappeal.php
Pampered Paws will dispatch your donations directly to our donation recipients
Refer feature story below to read about how Pampered Paws will stretch your donation dollar even further!


SPOTLIGHT ON OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS



PAWS FOR THE CAUSE!

Pampered Paws is championing our cause. They are offering friends and supporters of our Appeal, the opportunity to purchase food, flea and wormer and pet accessories on line, or at their shop in Smeaton Grange, and have their order dispatched directly to the animal rescue groups we are supporting.

Even better....Pampered Paws will donate 100% of the profit on the sale of all these purchases, straight back into the Appeal! ........So we will be able to help even more animals!

Each of the rescue groups our Appeal is currently supporting will provide a Wish List to Pampered Paws. Friends and supporters can then purchase from this Wish List, (which will function similarly to a wedding Gift Register), and Pampered Paws will gradually cross off the Wish List/Gift Register as purchases are made by friends and supporters of our Appeal. That way we can ensure that the donations we are collecting are matching the needs of the rescue groups, without  risk of oversupply or wastage of donations.

In addition......SPR&A  will be setting up a tab of $1000 each with Pampered Paws, from the donations collected so far, for each of the rescue groups we are currently supporting, and they will be able to spend this amount according to their needs. And even better.....Pampered Paws will allow our donation recipients to purchase the items they want, at cost, so that their $1000 tab will strettccchhh even further!

And how about this!

For the rescue groups SPR&A is supporting during this Appeal - for any customer whom the rescue group refers, and who places an order up to the end of April 2011, Pampered Paws will donate 100% of the profit on these orders back to that rescue group, via our Appeal. This will effectively generate donation cash flow for those rescue groups, so that SPR&A can then start to focus on providing fund-raising support to other rescue groups in need.

Pampered Paws will also donate 2 fantastic gift hampers for an online auction which we are planning over the coming weeks. They have a donation tin, and an in-store collection of donated goods.  And.... they have the Appeal promoted on their website and in their newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter.

THANK YOU PAMPERED PAWS! - YOU'RE CHAMPIONS!

PAMPERED PAWS   Contact: Kylie Ph 0418 400 638    Unit 2/14 Bluett Drive, Smeaton Grange, NSW 2567   www.pamperedpaws.com.au
Email: enquiries@pamperedpaws.com.au

Please start to place your orders at Pampered Paws now, and support the animals in the flood and cyclone crisis.

http://www.pamperedpaws.com.au/floodappeal.php


"Kylie from Pampered Paws packed 54 boxes of stock to go to the rescue groups our appeal is supporting"
and big thanks to TNT who kindly delivered them all.
Big purrs and woofs and kisses to Kylie xoxo




THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES WHO HAVE PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT:

Businesses/Other Organisations (alphabetical) 1200
 $50.00 10/3/11  All Animal Minding Service,  Oxley ACT http://www.allanimalminders.com.au/home/
Bayer Animal Health  -have donated flea & worming treatments for parasite control & are helping us promote the Appeal. http://www.bayeranimal.com.au/
$100.00  Beaconsfield Electrical Services Please donate for domestic dogs and cats in Qld floods
$250.00 14/3/11 Freehills Foundation. "this amount represents gift-matching of on-line donations by partners and staff in our Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane offices".
$150.00  Happy Tails Pet Services The volunteers of these organisations do a job that most of us would be incapable of doing. Know that you are valued and the work that you do makes such a difference to the lives of so many animals and people in need of help. You are wonderful.
$400.00 17/1/11  Zenlec Electronics Pty. Limited
Pampered Paws, Smeaton Grange, is donating a selection of accessories and parasite control products, including Rabbit cage, exercise pens, Ozpet litter, feeding bowls, Capstar tablets, pet shampoo and dog biscuits. They will maintain an ongoing collection of items in-store, targeting Wish List items.. They will also set up a facility whereby customers can purchase a range of pet, and  horse products, and the profit on every item purchased, as a result of the Appeal, will go back into the Appeal.. They will also promote the Appeal in their weekly newsletter, emailing out to their customer database. They will also promote the appeal on Twitter,put out donation tins and posters.Watch their site for more information on how they’re supporting the Appeal. A huge thank you to Pampered Paws. They’re Champions! http://www.pamperedpaws.com.au/floodappeal.php
Pfizer Australia http://www.pfizer.com.au/default.aspx West Ryde are donating 500 doses of Revolution Puppy & Kitten
$250 Puss'n'boots boarding cattery, Dural  http://www.pussnboots.com.au/
Renbury Farm Animal Shelter www.renbury.com.au are promoting our appeal on their website
Transpet  http://www.transpet.com.au/  will be promoting our appeal on their website
TNT 
who kindly transported all the donated goods to each of the rescue groups named above.

Rescue Organisations (date order) 5406.95
$53.10 SPRA donation tins at Petcare 2000 - 9/5/11
$133.55 SPRA  19/3/11 & 26-27/3/11  Petcare 2000 fundraiser stall -Big thank you to Dianne and Kylie for their support and helping collect donations
$50.00 SPRA  - 12/3/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah
$93.30 SPRA  - 5/3/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah
$114.65 SPRA  - 26/2/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah. - A big thank you to Dianne Drake for watching over the stand
$230.80 SPRA  - 19/2/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah. - A big thank you to Dianne, Darren and Tanya for their time and support.
$204.00  SPRA  - 12/2/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah.
$344.75 SPRA Horse Relief Committee - 2/3/11
$1,860.50  SPRA Horse Relief Committee - 7/2/11
$172.70  SPRA - 5/2/11 Fund-raising stall at Petcare 2000 Caringbah. Big thanks to Charlotte & Carol for manning the stall.
$463.05  SPRA - 29/1/11 Fund-raising stall at Petcare 2000 Caringbah ,Plus 2 large bags of doggie dry food, treats & toys.- Big thanks to Dianne, Kylie, Carla and Jason who all did a great job.manning the stall.
$321.95  SPRA - 22/1/11 Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah. Big thanks to Melissa & Carol for manning the stall.
$864.60  SPRA  - Fund-raising stall at Pet Care 2000 Caringbah. Big thanks to Melissa for organising such a great stall,  and to Carla, Kay & Jason for working hard collecting donations on the stall on 15/1, ($558.50), & to Melissa, Carol, and Beth on 16/1 ($306.10)
$500.00  DABS

Individuals
(date order) 6277.27
$50.00 12/6/11 Minh Ho
$25.00 26/5/11 Gail Browning Horse Relief Fund-
$30.00 13/4/11 Anonymous
$110.27 (cheque 80 pounds Sterling) 31/3/11 -  from the children at St.Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bromley Kent, UK. who organised a cake stall to raise funds.
$50.00 22/3/11 Anonymous
$50.00  Cara Paisley 7/3/11  This gift is for Pets Without Partners and specifically towards the treatment of Jess who i got the pleasure of fostering along with her kittens for 3 weeks.
$50.00  2/3/11 -Anonymous   With best wishes to the animals and animal carers of Queensland.
$100.00 26/2/11 Anonymous - Horse Relief Fund-GoFundraise appeal
$50.00  Mrs D.Andrews
$50.00  Vanessa Honer 17/2
$100.00  16/2  Anonymous   From Andy and Gizmo who send head butts and licks to their fur friends that need support at the moment xo
$10.00  Tarynn Sim     Happy Valentines Day ! Thanks for letting me keep the racing tracks in the back yard. Lots of Love and Kisses - Rocky and Tarynn
$200  Dimitrius Stangl  for the little cats
$150  Anonymous
50.00  Jye Phillips
$30.00   Lorna G Bowles
$10.00    Anonymous   May we never forget our animal companions who feel fear, joy, stress, sadness and all just as we do, remember the animals
$100.00  Christine Brown  Thank God for people and organisations like these who care so much about animals.What would they do without you?
$20.00  Sue Watson   This little donation is for Bruce the Brave. From me and my Rosie & Toby. Take care Bruce and thanks everyone for helping him. Every little bit helps.
$10.00  Sue Watson          
$30.00  Ann-Marie Moffatt   It's nice to know that there are organisations out there that are looking out for all the animals. Congrats
$500.00  Lyn Eggleston   Our thoughts are with you all after these devastating events-thank you for caring for these precious lives!
$200  Joan Pearson   7/2
$50   Eva Poon  1/2
$200  Marie Crilley for Bruce the Brave
$20  Anonymous for Bruce the Brave
$280   Laurelle and Stephen Ryall for Bruce the Brave
$50.00  John & Janet Thorogood
$30.00  Hermione Cahill
$50.00  Julie Dodd         The floods have been devastating....so much help goes to people but I never forget the animals. Thank you
$100.00  Dominique Russell          
$100.00  Annabel Anderson    
$200.00  Anonymous   Thank you to all the animal welfare organisations, don't know what the animals would do without your selfless work!
$30.00  Jenni Gair    
$100.00  Ash Samadi
$200.00  Anonymous          
$50.00  Barbara Peacock  I'm glad someone is thinking. Urge people to pass this site onto friends and relatives.
$50.00  Christine Gately          
$100.00  Amanda Russell     Keep up the great work that helps those who are often forgotten.
$100.00  Catherine Coroneos   please please dig deep. These poor homeless animals have no food or shelter and are unable to have their owners comfort them in this terrible time.
50.00  Kellie Hajek          
30.00  Sean Gentgall  We have 2 rescue dogs, and my heart weeps for those affected or homeless by this flood.
100.00  Sylvia Raye   One can only imagine the fear these poor animals went through. They would have no idea what was happening. My heart breaks for them
$100.00  Jennifer Lawn      
$30.00  Ann-Margaret Webb - Thanks for what you are doing to help the animals suffering from the flood.
$100.00    Anonymous - We wish you well with raising the funds needed our 3 cats are rescues
$200.00  29/1/11 Brendan Johnson
$2.00  27/1/11  Yelena susloparov
$100.00  Susan Chiang
$100.00  Bill Tobin     The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated-Mahatma Gandhi.
$50.00  Judy Wilson  :(((( thanks to all the volunteers out there who are working so hard to save so many valuable animal lives.
$30.00  Alison Barr      
$100.00  Anonymous
$100.00   21/1/11  Jarrod Andrews  
$80.00   20/1/11  Abby Parkes
$25.00  Diane Hoopert  Please split amount of $50 between Qld Horse Council &
$25.00  Best Friends Rescue (a separate amount has gone to Wildlife Protect), keep up the fantastic work my heart weeps for all the affected animals
$10.00  Philippa Nugent love
$100.00  Dana & Carolynne Jennings  Best wishes to everyone involved.
$50.00  Sharon Jones  Keep up the good work for the animals (horses/wildlife etc.) of the floods
Jenny has donated carriers, cages, pens, food & bedding, horse feed buckets
$30.00  Kate palmer     
$30.00  Tanya Bakx - I'm a volunteer for rescue, can't pay my electricity bill in full so what's another $30, it's a lot of difference to those in need. I hope the RSPCA are successful in their dealings with Government to organise pet shelters during times of natural or other disasters. Pls donate what you can, their little lovely souls thank you so much :)
$200.00 Mitzy, Benny and Coco, the Alber cats -  to help homeless cats in the flood crisis.

$30.00  Summer King         
$85.00  David de Chelard         
$100.00  Anonymous         
$30.00  Tina Jorgensen         
$10.00  stephanie schreiber         
$100.00  Irmgard de Villiers         
$250.00  Suzanne Love         
$100.00  Deborah Hambleton         
$200.00  Kerrie Stewart - I'm sure if we were in this terrible situation we'd be hoping someone is out there looking for & caring for our distressed & lost pets. Please dig deep!
$30.00  Laura          
$15.00  Anonymous

14/2/11 Thank you to the following people who have made a donation on behalf of their Valentine.  285
  • $30.00   Dear Dawn & Twinkle, Happy Valentine's Day, with purrs and head butts, love from Ronin, the Pirate xcxc
  • $30.00  Happy Valentine's Day to my little Mitzy. I know I chase you around the house a lot, but it's just cos I love you and want to play. Love from CoCo xoxo
  • $25.00  Dear Rob, I love you more every year we are together and treasure our friendship, laughter and the adventures we have. Happy Valentine’s Day!    Love Gail
  • $75.00  Dear Erich, Wishing you much love on Valentine’s Day, as always. Love from Michelle, Mitzy, Coco, & Benny xxx
  • $25.00  To Melissa, Happy Valentine’s Day. Love always from your little Fur Balls, Geordie & Chanel x x x
  • $25.00  To Wendy, Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for rescuing us from the pound Mum! Loves ya always! Molly & Georgie x x x
  • $25.00  To Lucy,  Happy Valentine’s Day. We love you lots Mum, Jayde & Jazper, Tiger & Tigerboy xcxc
  • $25.00  To Beth. Dear Mum, Thank you for all the love and care you give me. Every day is Valentine’s Day since I found a family who loves me. Love from Princess oxox
  • $25.00  Dear Daddy David, Thank you for all the love you give us, Happy Valentine’s Day. Big smooches and head butts from Rupert, Ava, Bassey & Kiki xcxc



Directory of Rescue Organisations Supporting This Appeal (alphabetical)
DABS Desexing & Rescue http://www.dabs.org.au/
Doggie Rescue www.doggierescue.com
PawsnHooves  http://www.pawsnhooves.com.au/
Save Our Strays http://www.saveourstrays.org.au/
Sydney Animal Rescue  http://www.freewebs.com/sydneyrescue/
Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption http://www.sydneypetrescue.com.au/
Wildlife Protection Association of Australia Inc, Coffs Harbour Branch will be collecting goods from local businesses


Directory of  Businesses Supporting This Appeal
All Animal Minding Service,  Oxley, ACT.http://www.allanimalminders.com.au/home/
Bayer Animal Health  http://www.bayeranimal.com.au/
Beaconsfield Electrical Services Alexandria  (02) 9698 3090
Freehills Foundation
Happy Tails Pet Services  Ballarat VIC
Pampered Paws  http://www.pamperedpaws.com.au/floodappeal.php
Pfizer Australia, West Ryde   www.pfizeranimalhealth.com.au
Puss'n'boots boarding cattery http://www.pussnboots.com.au/
Renbury Farm Animal Shelter www.renbury.com.au
Transpet  http://www.transpet.com.au/
TNT www.tnt.com/
Zenlec Electronics Aberglasslyn, (02) 4932 8075

ONLINE AUCTION TOTAL $1250

We’re getting your donations where they’re needed as fast as possible! 
please dig deep! We want the animals and their rescuers and carers who are working so valiantly to save them, to have the benefit of your donations as soon as possible. When distributing donations, we will be considering feedback from each of the groups we are supporting as to what they need, and when they need it. In relation to goods…we can’t organise a truck until we have a truck full of goods to send…so we need your help to fill a TNT truck as soon as possible. Please do all you can to help the animals, and their rescuers and carers, who have so bravely battled the floods.

Please watch this space to see how your donations are being distributed to the animals.

17/1/11 – SPRA set up special emergency fund bank account to receive funds for the ANIMAL FLOOD VICTIMS - EMERGENCY APPEALS FUND
3/2/11 - $2,000 cheque to Wildlife Protection Association of Australia
Logistics of distribution of funds to benefit other groups being organised.
Our Horse Relief Committee has raised additonal funds to help the horses.
Amount to be advised.

5/2/10 - $4000 - SPR&A has put $1000 onto a tab at Pampered Paws for each of the following rescue groups so they can buy food, flea wormer etc as needed: Best Friends Rescue, Pets Without Partners, Brisbane Valley Cats, Red Collar Rescue. Pampered Paws will allow each group to purchase at cost, so your donation dollars will stretch even further.
6/2/10 - $500 – to Red Collar Rescue towards Bruce the Brave’s medical expenses
15/2/11 - $1000 – on tab at Pampered Paws for Queensland Native Animal Care,
-$1,600 - $400 each
for vet care
– Queensland Native Animal Care - Pets without Partners  - Best Friends Rescue.- Brisbane Valley Cats.
-$100
- Bruce the Brave - vet care
-
$5945.00 has been donated to help the horses - see below for information.
$400 - to Animal Wellness for Jess (Pets Without Partners - payment towards Jess's X ray and vet care. Jess is the mumma cat with injured leg )
$110 - to Pets Without Partners from
St.Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bromley Kent, UK.
$50 - to Pets Without Partners from Cara Paisley
Final balance of funds has been distributed and is divided between
Best Friends Rescue
Pets Without Partners
Brisbane Valley Cats
Red Collar Rescue
Queensland Native Animal Care

On behalf of all the animals,
thank you for supporting our rescue effort.




Animal Flood Victims Emergency Appeal
Horse Relief

MONSTER RAFFLE

The raffle raised $3544.75 of much needed funds
Thank you to all who bought tickets and congratulations to all the prize winners
Drawn 31/5/11
List of Prize-winners
  1. 42cm LG plasma TV value $799 donated by Sue Carroll - won by Alaine Donovan
  2. Apple iPad 16GB (WiFi) value $599 donated by Sue Carroll - won by Derek Learmonth
  3. Necklace by Georgini - modern design gold and silver costume jewellery - donated by St Germaine Jewellers, North Rocks - won by Jenny Nappa
  4. Doll / Cat House attractive and sturdy  - value approx $400- won by Sue Byrnes
  5. $150 Gift card from/donated by Castle Hill RSL Club - can be used throughout Club with exception of Gaming Area - won by Julane Bowen
  6. $100 voucher from/donated by Jin Yan Asian Restaurant located at Castle Hill RSL Club - won by Paul Canavon
  7. Digital Photo Frame - won by Anne Burrows
  8. Fairy Stationery set - won by Joe Spiller
  9. Ecoya Hand cream - won by Michelle Alber
  10. Winter 'Doggie' slippers - won by Maggie Bright



MESSAGE TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS:

We urgently need your help to raise as much money as possible for food, shelter, vet care, first aid supplies and accessories, to help  horses who are in the flood crisis.

SPRA is working in conjunction various rescue groups to co-ordinate an emergency appeal to support horses in the Queensland floods, and animals in other critical flood areas including NSW, Victoria and surrounding areas. We are focussing our fundraising efforts on those animals, and their rescuers and carers who do not have adequate support from other sources. We are raising funds to support the Queensland Horse Council, but  depending on the amount of money raised, we hope to be able to extend our support to other animal rescue organisations and horses in need in as many areas as possible.

Easy ways you can help us - Check out our Supporter Registration Form


GROUP WE ARE HELPING

Queensland Horse Council - located in the Ipswich area, this group has set up a lost and dead horse register and feed centres in Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding areas, to provide and distribute food and shelter to horses who have nowhere else to go. Estimated to be helping 100s of homeless horses and their desperate owners.
http://www.qldhorsecouncil.com/QHC%20Web%20Part%20Page%20Library/About%20Us.aspx

click here to read 15/1/11 eQuiNEWS


Sadly, Qld Horse Council had to add this poor horse to the Lost and Dead Horse Register they have established



Please help us help the animals, by supporting our appeal with a financial donation.

How to make a donation

Donate online
Make a donation online at  http://www.gofundraise.com.au/HorseRelief

Donate by internet banking
The account details for donations are:

Account Name: SYDNEY PET RESCUE & ADOPTION - EMERGENCY APPEALS FUND
BSB: 112-879, Account number: 456837415
Reference: use 'HORSES' with your surname & initials

Once your transaction is complete, you should copy the internet transfer receipt and retain for your records.  If you do not receive a receipt number, contact your financial institution.
If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please forward a request, with proof of donation to: SPRA, PO BOX 1169, MENAI CENTRAL, NSW, 2234 or email to philandbeth@optusnet.com.au

SPRA HORSE RELIEF COMMITTEE

With there being a strong and vibrant horse community here in Sydney a small group has banded together to provide urgent assistance to horses in as many flood affected areas as possible.  The group is headed up by Leonie Warner.  Leonie has been a resident of Arcadia for many years and an active member of the horse community both through her own riding and also through her commitment to various equine clubs and associations. 

We have raised $1800 through generous donations and through having donation buckets located in many of the local shops.
We are pleased that even more businesses have agreed to have our buckets so that their customers can assist in raising the much needed funds.
We organised a raffle which was very successful and raised $3544.75
With the launch of a new horse appeal website and Facebook, we are hopeful of raising a lot more money so we can provide the ongoing care these horses urgently need.



Some of the rescued Horses we have helped.

Jack – rescued by Tamborine Retreat & Horse Rescue – had numerous problems and one of our payments to Veresdale Veterinary Clinic covered some of the cost

--- A report from Tamborine

Horses Affected by Flood  

Jack was injured whilst he was abandoned in a paddock. He had a  fractured front pastern which has shown up lots of calcification, so he would of been in a lot of pain, with no one to care about him. The xray has also shown that the bone possibly may  fuse together in time, the outcome- he has ringbone, from which he will  suffer arthritis,

Fernando, the palomino, requires more veterinary care for his  eye, he has an infection and seems to have a small tumor protruding  from the corner of his left eye.

Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services has provided services for both of the above horses and our payment has covered some of the costs.
Beenleigh Produce has either given or sold at discount rates the feed that was required to bring these horses back to health.

Taryn Elliott

Two standard bred horses were surrendered to Taryn because of the impact of the flood sustained by the owner, an older woman who was struggling to keep the horses. Both horses were in need of urgent veterinary and farrier care.

Boyne Tannnum Veterinary Surgery has provided the much need veterinary care.


THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES WHO HAVE PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT:
Received to date
Donations = $2400.25
Raffle  = $3544.75
TOTAL = $5945.00

Rescue Organisations (date order) 2205.25
$344.75  2/3/11 - SPRA Horse Rescue Committee -raised via their current. bucket appeal
$1,860.50  7/2/11  - SPRA Horse Rescue Committee -raised via their bucket appeal to date. Big thanks to Project Co-ordinator Leonie and the team, Carol and Georgina


Individuals
(date order) 195
 $20.00 Gail Browning 26/5/11
$100.00 Anonymous 24/2/11
 $25.00  Diane Hoopert Please split amount of $50 between Qld Horse Council & Best Friends Rescue (a separate amount has gone to Wildlife Protect), keep up the fantastic work my heart weeps for all the affected animals
$50.00  Sharon Jones  Keep up the good work for the animals (horses/wildlife etc.) of the floods
Jenny has donated horse feed buckets


Directory of Equine Rescue Organisations Supporting This Appeal (alphabetical)
Hoofs2010 in Hunter Valley  http://www.hoofs2010.com/







We’re getting your donations where they’re needed as fast as possible! 
 Please dig deep! We want the horses and their rescuers and carers who are working so valiantly to save them, to have the benefit of your donations as soon as possible. When distributing donations, we will be considering feedback from each of the groups we are supporting as to what they need, and when they need it.  Please do all you can to help the animals, and their rescuers and carers, who have so bravely battled the floods.

Please watch this space to see how your donations are being distributed

21/2/11 - A load of 135 bales of haylage has been sent to  Annette Lee of Hoofs2010 in Hunter Valley, who is coordinating the distributions to Qld, & 40 bags of horse pellets will be sent this week, including rugs & other supplies..

Accounts we have paid

Fitzpatrick Agriculture Pty Ltd (Haylage) $1410.75
Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services $368.00
Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services $243.00
Donna McSweeney BVSc - Vet Services $589.70

Final payments have now been made to the following -
Beenleigh Farm Supplies
Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services
Boyne Tannum Veterinary Services




On behalf of all the animals,

thank you for supporting our rescue effort.

 

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