Evacuation, assistance available, welfare groups, social media networking, volunteering, etc. Any useful information related to horses and other equines caught up in bushfires that we haven’t linked to here yet, please let us know.
- DART – Disaster Animal Response Team Australia Facebook page
- NARGA Disaster Response Team Facebook Page (NARGA = National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia Inc)
- BlazeAid volunteers building fences in Vic and SA: BlazeAid website and Facebook page
- UPDATE: Coordinated Fire Relief and Support Package from Equestrian Victoria, HRCAV, Pony Club Victoria and individual clubs ~ Assistance, donations, volunteering. Find out more on Equestrian Victoria website.
- There is a post on RSPCA Victoria Facebook page regarding the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan. RSPCA Victoria Facebook Page. Includes register of offers of assistance, and requests for assistance.
- Facebook group for evacuation, donations, and other networking. Members include representatives of equine welfare organisations ~ “Victoria Bushfire Horse Help“
- Facebook group: “Fires: Paddocks/Transport Available in Vic“
- Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria, Triple R Equine Welfare, The Winged Equine Welfare, Edgar’s Mission and Honey’s Pledge are among welfare organisations working together to help with evacuations, donations of first aid supplies, electric fencing, feed, and other relevant needs. Latest updates may well be in the “Victoria Bushfire Horse Help” group, but a brief summary is on our page at this link.
- Evacuation points include: Whittlesea Showgrounds (“Enter via McPhees Rd, Whittlesea”), “Seymour
Adult Riding Club grounds. Yards & water available.
Please call 0459779611″, Seymour Pony Club, Horsham Showgrounds, (Kilmore Racetrack has now been evacuated itself)
- Transport – Prestige Horse Transport have been evacuating the fire affected, day and night.
- Triple R Equine Welfare Facebook Page – Available to assist
- Quest Equine Welfare Facebook Page
- Honey’s Pledge Facebook Page
- The Winged Horse Equine Welfare Facebook Page
- Sacred Horse Rescue & Sanctuary Australia Inc Facebook Page and special new FB page set up “SHRSA Fire disaster response and donations“
- Second Venture Horse Rescue Facebook Group (closed group)
- Victorian Lost Pet Register for lost and found
- Animals of Mitchell Shire FB page for lost and found, details on assistance
- “Lost/Found Pets & Livestock From 2014 Fires Aust.” Facebook page for lost and found
- Victorian Farmers Federation ~ Bushfire Donations. Details of fodder requirements, offers of agistment, register your offers of assistance
- WA Equine Emergency Facebook Page – Updates on present risks, donations to those affected by past fires and other emergency infomation.
Information on emergency planning, evacuation and caring for horses after a fire:
- “Floods, Fires and Other Emergencies” on AHWRN site
- New PDF from Quest Equine Welfare: “After the Fire Front – Caring for Horses” and “Being fire ready – for horse owners” links via their FB page for easy sharing.
- Animals in Emergencies from DEPI Victoria
If you know of resources that would be useful to this page please let us know.