University launches crowdfunding campaign for bushfire-affected animals

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The University of Sydney is asking the public to support their emergency veterinary assistance for animals affected by the bushfires.

In response to the bushfire emergency, the university is extending and increasing its current veterinary services for wildlife, livestock and companion animals affected by the bushfires as a matter of urgent priority.

A dedicated crowdfunding campaign has been established to enable the community to provide financial contributions to assist the university with this effort.

The university’s services listed here include:

  • helping to house, feed and treat animals that have been displaced due to fire or loss of habitat;
  • their Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden is offering a 24/7 hotline to veterinarians and wildlife carers who need immediate advice;
  • their veterinary hospitals, located in Camperdown and Camden taking additional wildlife referrals;
  • supporting volunteer organisations and government agencies with the provision of veterinary support.

“The Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the wider university has a wealth of knowledge and resources that it can and has used to help wildlife impacted by the bushfire crisis,” head of Sydney School of Veterinary Science Professor Frazer Allan said.  

“We are working with lead agencies such as the RSPCA, NSW Department of Primary Industries and WIRES to ensure our work is coordinated with that of others.

“We welcome the public’s support in helping us to use our expertise and services to do whatever we can to both assist the vets and other professionals treating animals as well as using our own clinics to treat affected animals.”

This story was sourced from The University of Sydney’s website.

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