Blue Mountains community better prepped to protect animals in bushfires
Thanks to your support, 53 animal lovers in the Blue Mountains gathered at our community workshop to learn how to best protect pets and wildlife in bushfires.
Recognising animals are often the forgotten victims in bushfires, we joined forces with representatives from Blue Mountains City Council, Macquarie University, Blue ARC: Animal Ready Community, Greater Sydney Local Land Services, as well as Veterinarian, Dr Robert Johnson.
Simone Clarke, Director – Australia and New Zealand, said: "It was uplifting to see so many keen animal protectors at our workshop who are now empowered to protect their pets and farm animals, and help wildlife, before, during and after bushfires."
Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said: "In the recent bushfires, we witnessed a devastating impact on our wildlife, and people across the State lost their much-loved pets and farm animals.
"It was encouraging to see so many locals wanting to learn the steps to take if they came across injured wildlife, how to support animals in the local habitat, and how to keep pets and farm animals safe if their home comes under threat."
The workshop was made possible by generous donations to our long term recovery and rehabilitation of animals impacted by the devastating bushfires in 2019/2020.