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Veterinary wildlife rescue and treatment - Australian bushfires - VICTORIA

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Rebecca Weight for "Vets for Compassion - Bushfire Wildlife Rescue Response"

$4,865 donated
Given by 78 generous donors in 14 days

We can use all the help we can get in providing much needed veterinary care... to reduce the suffering of Australian wildlife.

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Our small Aussie-based veterinary charity group, Vets for Compassion, has 10 years experience sending trained veterinarian volunteers into bushfire situations to treat and rescue wildlife.

The current fires pose the biggest ever challenge to our team and resources. Our director, Dr Elaine Ong, and her husband Dr Chris Barton are the first veterinary responders into Malacoota and Tallangata, called in by desperate residents seeing 100's of badly burned Koala crawling from the charred and burning bush.

We are a small group with no paid team members. All donations go directly to supporting our team of vets with supplies for the animals.

Rebecca Weight's involvement (page creator)

I am a member of the Board of Vets for Compassion, a small Australian based charity with 10 years experience sending volunteer veterinarians to respond to wildlife bushfire casualties. Currently first vet responders to Malacoota and Tallangata.

Use of funds

supplies for the animals... drugs, medications, bandaging material. Accomodation, flights and transport for our team members to get where they are needed.

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THANKYOU!!  14 January 2020

Posted by: Rebecca Weight

Thankyou all so much for your generosity. Our little team has been overwhelmed with both the financial and much needed emotional support we have received as we continue with this tough work... and theres so much more to do.

Here's a picture of little Dora... captured by our vets a week ago, her burns and dehydration treated and now released back to a site with plenty of food.... so rewarding and we couldn't do it without you :)

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Latest donations

Mirabelle on 20 Jan 2020
Thank you for the work you are doing to rescue animals, this money is instead of a present for Mirabelle's 7th birthday.
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Guest Donor on 19 Jan 2020
Romina on 18 Jan 2020
Anna on 17 Jan 2020
Keep up the great work. All the very best.
Lorraine on 17 Jan 2020
Great work guys!

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Rebecca Weight's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Rebecca Weight on behalf of Vets for Compassion - Bushfire Wildlife Rescue Response

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This page was created on 5 Jan 2020 and closed on 20 Jan 2020.
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