Animal Bushfire Appeal

The animals are starving, please donate to help us help them…

Every $5,000 will provide over 7 TONNE of food!!
6.3 TONNE of quality hay to feed horses, goats, alpacas, and livestock.
600KG of wildlife mix
Plus over 200KG of cat, dog, bird, and poultry food (with a lot of this donated!)

Animal Bushfire Appeal

$58,475 of $100,000 raised
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Donation Total: $50

Alternatively you can help us do so much more through a monthly donation.

The amount of help that they need is enormous, we want to ensure we can continue helping them to survive and recover, this will take many months. Please consider a monthly donation to help us, help them.

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The animals in New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are being badly impacted by the bushfires starting in November 2019, and those that are left are starving

Dogs, cats, birds, poultry, horses, wildlife, goats, alpacas and livestock…all starving to death! The people are screaming for help to feed them. There is no food left, just coals and ash. HELP US HELP THEM

Due to so many people screaming for our help to help the animals, we are now helping many more places in NSW such as Nerriga, Araluen, Mongarlowe, Tomboye, Cobargo, the South Coast, and many others that have lost almost everything and are desperate for food and water. Being a Canberra (ACT) animal rescue group, these towns are in our own backyard, they are our communities, friends  and our animals. We must help them.


Every $5,000 raised will provide over 7 TONNE of food!!!

Every $5,000 will provide:
6.3 TONNE of quality hay to feed horses, goats, alpacas, and livestock.
600KG of wildlife mix
Plus over 200KG of cat, dog, bird, and poultry food (with a lot of this donated!)


We’re working directly with the communities hit with incredible local agencies like the Rural Fire Service (RFS), the Braidwood Life Centre, and the Queanbeyan Palerang Council to get the food to save the surviving animals.

Word is out to all of those who most need the help to hang on as help is coming, they are desperately awaiting these much needed donations to feed the animals.

We have local suppliers providing us discounted rates for good quality hay and wildlife mix so we are pleading for financial donations to purchase the food and get it to where it’s needed most.

On Friday 27 December we went out to the fire zone to provide an initial shipment of cat and dog food thanks to Best Friends Pet Stores in Canberra who helped us collect an initial 80KGS!! Thanks to the RFS and locals, we got it out to Nerriga where they were fighting at the fire front and locals are screaming out for help as surviving animals are starving in-front of their eyes. There is nothing left for the animals to eat there.

They were so thankful for this generous donation, but we needed to do more to keep these animals alive. The food only lasted a few days, so…

We then returned with 1.5 TONNE of PET FOOD, and over 830KGS of Wildlife mix and livestock feed, to help animals in Nerriga, Tomboye, Bombay, Mongarlowe, Araluen and many other towns in the Palerang (NSW) region. We also have 6.3 TONNE of HAY waiting on a truck to be shipped up to Nerriga as soon as we get clearance from the amazing RFS who are battling to secure the roads and escort us up, and the same for many other towns.

We are now in a position of being able to see where is likely to be hit badly with bushfires next, which has allowed us to do even more incredible things like getting an emergency initial supply of animal food into evacuation centres BEFORE they are cut off!! Giving them a few days of supplies to keep the animals alive while they fight the fires until then firies (RFS) get more in on firetrucks for us.

Since we started, we have had MANY MORE calls for help, MANY more communities hit by the HUGE BUSHFIRES (now being called FIRESTORMS!) and we have been out there getting food to where they need it most, almost DAILY!!!

We can only help as much as our funds allow us to. As long as we have donations to help them, WE WILL continue to save the animals.

The photos pictured were kindly provided by the incredible RFS Carwoola who took them while they were out battling the fire front in Nerriga (the first town that we were able to help).

Please, help us help them

To donate animal food and water supplies directly, please drop it off to any of the wonderful Canberra Best Friends Pet Stores:

Best Friends Tuggeranong: 76 Athllon Dr, Greenway
Best Friends Fyshwick: 1 Barrier St, Fyshwick
Best Friends Gungahlin: 1/5 Hibberson St, Gungahlin
Or Autobarn Stores:
Autobarn Tuggeranong: 1/310 Anketell Street Greenway
Autobarn Majura Park: 29/19 Mustang Ave, Majura Park

If you wish, you can donate directly to our bank account below

Account Name: Canberra Pet Rescue Incorporated
BSB: 062 900
Account Number: 1100 1488
Reference: Bushfires