Our thoughts are with the people, pets and wildlife affected by the devastating bushfires happening across our beautiful country.
We are working with our supply partners to organise bulk shipments of pet food for affected families and their pets as well as urgent medical supplies for the treatment and care of injured wildlife.
Further to this, to support people and their pets, who have been affected by the bushfires, we are offering the following:
- Emergency triage for any stray or injured pet or wildlife. You can find your nearest OurVet clinic at https://www.bestfriendspets.com.au/store-locator. There is no cost for this service.
- Free health checks for pets who have been affected by the smoke and fires (dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice). Call your nearest OurVet to book your pet’s free check-up https://www.bestfriendspets.com.au/store-locator
- Free professional dog wash for dogs who have been affected by the smoke and fires – call your nearest Best Friends Grooming Salon to book your pet’s free appointment https://www.bestfriendspets.com.au/store-locator
- Free DIY dog wash (where service available) for dogs who have been affected by the smoke and fires www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/pet-store-locations
- *Not all services are available at every location – so please call your local store first.
We will continue to work on ways we can help pets and wildlife affected by the bushfires and keep you updated as we go.
If you encounter injured wildlife, please call your local wildlife rescue or closest veterinary clinic. OurVet clinics and Animal Emergency Centres are experienced and equipped to treat injured wildlife at no cost to the rescuer.
The WIRES website has general advice on how you can immediately assist injured wildlife https://www.wires.org.au/wildlife-info/wildlife-factsheets/bushfire-fact....
For further information you can visit the following websites:
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) www.wires.org.au
Wildlife Queensland www.wildlifeqld.com.au
Wildlife Victoria www.wildlifevictoria.org.au
ACT Wildlife http://actwildlife.net/
NSW Rural Fire Service https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information
ACT Emergency Services Agency https://esa.act.gov.au/
QLD Fire and Emergency Service https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au