We are supporting animals, their rescuers & carers affected by the bushfires & drought.

Big thanks to those who have generously donated.
BSB 112 879, Account 456 837 415


10 Jan $340 – paid to Wayne McFayden for 16,000 litres of water, for New England Camel Co Animal Sanctuary (Naomi)
8 Jan $2000 – paid to Hay Produce and Grain Trade Pty Ltd, for New England Camel Co Animal Sanctuary (Naomi)
6 Jan $2,500 – paid to Grazag, for feed, for New England Camel Co Animal Sanctuary (Naomi)
28 Dec $300 –  inv paid for New England Camel Co Animal Sanctuary, fresh fruit & veges
24 Dec $199.95 – cat trap purchased for Deep Peace Trust, Billie Dean
24 Dec $300 – .fruit & veg for Deep Peace Trust
24 Dec $500 – Wild life Rescue, Rehabilitation & Education Association – Fuel to help with wildlife rescues
22 Dec $750 – Deep Peace Trust- for hay at Fife’s Stockfeeds
19 Dec $499.30 – native wildlife feed for Native Animal Rescue Group,( Pixie & Marion, Braidwood)
11 Dec $340 – New England Camel Co, -16,000 litres water
11/Dec $3341.49 – Deep Peace Trust-balance of feed bill at Landmark
25 Nov $500 – Friends of the Koala
19 Nov $600 – Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation & Education Association (Trish, Murphy’s Creek, Toowoomba area Qld)
19 Nov $500 – New England Camel Co Animal Sanctuary (Naomi, Armidale NSW)
15 Nov $800 – Aged Care Sanctuary for Old Abandoned Pound Dogs (Anne Hewitt, Grafton NSW)
15 Nov $300 – Koalas in Care, Mid north Coast (Christeen)


Commenced 21 October 2013  

SPRA has launched this appeal to help pets, wildlife and other animals affected by the bushfires raging in NSW. All cases in need will be considered for assistance subject to funds available. Rescue groups and individuals in need will be considered. Priorities will be cases without access to other support.  See below for the rescue groups we are helping.
Please dig deep to assist our efforts.

This koala is just one the many animals saved by NATF and Hunter Koala. Image courtesy of NARGA.


To the animal victims of these terrible bushfires, and their rescuers and carers……

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Your courage and spirit inspire us.

We pledge our support to you. 

We pledge to raise as much money as we can to help you.

Hang in there, we are with you.


Please help us blitz our target! 

The more money we can raise, the more animals, their rescuers and carers, we can help.

Our distributions are shown at the bottom of this page.

Please help the animals and donate now.

Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.


A big thank you to Pet Care 2000 who will promote our Appeal instore. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Pet Care 2000 – Unit 3/18 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154 – (02) 9659 1522  

Pet Care 2000 – 12 Rennie Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164 – (02) 9757 1322  

Pet Care 2000 – 1/165 Rookwood Road, Yagoona NSW 2199  

Pet Care 2000 – 240 Taren Point Rd, Caringbah NSW 2229 – (02) 9542 7473  


 Ryan Baxter rescues a wallaby that jumped into Chain Vally Bay to escape the bushfires. Picture: John Grainger Source: News Limited 



Bunnings Kirrawee cake stall

Sat 14 December
127-141 Bath Road, Kirrawee NSW 2232

We wil have cakes, books and pet items for sale

We raised $115 towards SPRA’s Bush Fire Appeal from our Garage Sale and our stall at the Gymea Village Fair

CoCo and Mitzy’s Plant Sale for the Animals of the bushfires.

Sat 26 October 7am – midday

80 Tara St, Sylvania,  enter from Robvic Ave

We will collecting donations of good quality food and cash donations at Mitzy and Coco’s Monster Garage Sale for the Animals.
All the money from our plant sale will go to SPRA’s bushfire Appeal.


Come along and join in the fun and help us raise money to support rescued animals, and the animals of the bushfires.


Gymea Fair Stall

Sun 27 Oct 9-4pm

We will also be collecting donations for SPRA’s Bushfire Appeal at our stall.

Why not come up and visit us at Stall No 14 (on Walburton St)

Would you like to hold an event to help raise funds for SPRA’s Bushfire Appeal?

Or could you help with our Appeal at one of our fundraising stalls?


Golden Oldies Animal Rescue 

Golden Oldies is a rescue organisation located in Mittagong. They rescue and re home older pets from Death Row at the pound. Gina who runs the group told us this morning that the fires were about 10 minutes away from her place. She has about 15 pets she is caring for. She humbly told us that she had been out helping residents get their pets to safety, and in the last few days had helped rescue 8 cats, 14 dogs, 3 ferrets and 2 parrots. When asked what would be the best way we could help her with her rescue efforts, she mentioned that she and other rescuers were going through a lot of petrol. Some Fuel cards would be a big help to her and other people rescuing pets and wildlife from the fires. We are currently investigating the potential for corporate support with some fuel cards.

PetFriends Vet Hospitals, Winmalee and Faulconbridge

Drs Chris Blair, Russel Bassett, Blake Britton, Gary Lai and Bronwyn Bonnette have all worked incredibly long hours caring for pets injured in the bushfires that have devastated the Springwood area of the Blue Mountains, especially the Winmalee area. The Hospital estimates that it has treated 350 pets, mainly for burns and smoke inhalation so far. Treatment has been made available for free to cats, dogs, and various other animals, even a goat!…and not only that, this incredible team of dedicated doctors and nurses have also established a Food Registry to provide free food to animals and their owners devastated by the bushfires. They estimate that 100 dogs and 200 cats will need help with emergency food supplies over the next 6 months as owners and pets struggle to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the bushfire crisis. They can only manage to do this with help from corporate and individual supporters.

Please help us to help this dedicated team of doctors and nurses to help as many animals as possible via  a contribution to our Bushfire Appeal. A tax deductible cash donation to assist with emergency supplies would be logistically easiest. Alternatively, you can also purchase food donations at any Pet Care 2000 store in Sydney, and we will get your donation to them


·         Good quality dry food for small and medium dogs

·         Good quality dry food for cats

·         Stainless steel food bowls large and small for cats and dogs.

We encourage selection of premium brands, as much as possible, in the interest of providing the best nutrition possible for these sick and injured animals

CARE for Wildlife 

– See more at: http://www.careforwildlife.org/#sthash.fVZzFTO8.dpuf

Images supplied courtesy of Care for Wildlife

CARE for Wildlife is a very small not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and caring for Australian native wildlife in the Central West of NSW, Australia. They operate Monty’s Rest Wildlife Refuge which is a a registered rehabilitation and release site where John and Sandra Lyle care for and rehabilitate native wildlife to be gradually (soft) released back into the wild . They would regularly go through 20kg of marsupial formula every three weeks at a cost of $395.00 each time. This cost has increased now due to the extra animals coming into care from the Bushfire crisis.

They are caring for many Orphaned and Injured Wildlife that have come into care due to the massive bush fires in New South Wales. John is currently caring for 1 adult kangaroo, 1 wombat and 14 joeys. The joeys fell out of their mothers pouches when they were trying to escape from the fires. They only weigh  3-5kgs and are affected by various injuries. He will keep them until they are recovered and released. He expects more animals in the coming weeks once they can get into the fire affected areas to look for more survivors.

January 2014 – John advised..We actually have 19 Babies in care right now. One that just came in from another carer was rescued at Springwood and had burnt feet, tail and ears.
He has made a complete recovery. He is the small one on the left in the top 2 photos. Its my job now to raise him until he can be released back into the wild.

Mudgee Wildlife Carers

Donna and husband  Warren have each been rescuing and caring for wildlife for more than 20 years. They live near Lithgow. They took in about 30 possums from the fires, including possums from one of the WIRES carers who lost her home in the Mt Victoria bushfires, sadly, along with some of her animals too. They currently have 17 possums and 1 Swamp Wallaby in care. They expect their numbers to rise once they are able to go in search of animals surviving the bushfires. Their possums have suffered terrible burns. Their animals need their wounds treated and bandages changed several times a day. It is a heart breaking job. They need urgent help and lots of it with medical supplies and a fuel card to help them with rescues. They estimate it will cost them $300-$400 per month in fuel to go out in search of wildlife survivors of the bushfires.


1 box of Tyco
Zolatil for tranquiliser gun
10 tubes Flamazine to treat burns
2 boxes of Gelonet dressings
10 bottles of Vyrate
20 tubes of antiseptic powder
10 Nilstat – to treat thrush in kangaroos and possums, caused by stress.
10 tubes of Neocort
10 jars of Sorbolene WITHOUT GLYCERINE
Fuel cards (Estimate $300-$400 per month to aid rescues
Assistance with vet bills
2 aviaries 3 metres by 3 metres
20 metres by 20 metres of chain wire to build an enclosure.


We’re getting your donations where they’re needed as fast as possible

24/10/13  $500 has been allocated to Golden Oldies to pay vet bills directly to vet as per their preference

29/10/13  Two pallets of Royal Canin dog food for medium and large dogs is being delivered by Royal Canin this week to Pet Friends Vet Hospitals

29/10/13  The Show’em How Much You Love’em Company donation of 120 packets of Love’em Beef liver treats and 80 packets of Love’em Purrfect cat treats will be sent to Pet Friends Vet Hospitals next week.

31/10/13  $700 Cheque posted to cover fuel bill, for Care for Wildlife. Additional $200 allocated for fuel card, pending, plus $200 allocated to pay next vet bill.

31/10/13  $400 allocated for fuel card for Warren and Donna – Mudgee Wildlife Carers.

25/11/13 $2000 to PetFriends Vet Hospitals, Winmalee Bush Fire Fund (Dr Chris Blair) to assist with burns treatment of the animals

25/11/13 $296.10 to Oberon Vet on behalf of Care for Wildlife

3/12/13 $433.80 to Box Hill vet on behalf of Golden Oldies

3/12/13 $356.96 to Care for Wildlife to reimburse them for expenses paid

4/12/13 $466.86 to Warren and Donna – Mudgee Wildlife Carers, to reimburse food & medicines for wildlife patients.

5/12/13   Royal Canins donation of dog food sent to Golden Oldies.

24/12/13  $400 worth of prepaid fuel cards mailed to Mudgee Wildlife Carers (Warren and Donna)

December 2013 – 6 hampers for Pet Friends to raffle for assistance with vet bills
100 pet Santa Hampers, for pet owners affected by the fires
Photo frames and gifts for pet owners who had lost pets in the fires

Santa Hampers also sent to Mudgee Wildlife Carers , Care for Wildlife and Golden Oldies

More dog food kindly supplied by Royal Canin, couriered up in December.
Pallet load of food and accessories donated by Pet Care 2000 and their customers.

October 2014 – $250 – Angel Pins for each of the owners who lost pets in the bushfires



Pet Finders has kindly offered to donate their services to help us to help owners who have lost pets in the October 2013 bushfires.
Pet Finders will help Linda from Winmalee who has lost little poodle/terrier x Charlotte who was home alone when the fire struck.

Sugar glider in care with Wires after it was rescued by the Silverdale Fire Brigade at Cordeaux dam in Wollongong.

View of the Springwood fire looking toward Winmalee from Warrimoo Oval.
 Source: news.com.au. 



Corporate Supporters

A big thank you to Pet Care 2000 who have donated pet food and accessories for sale at our stalls and who will promote our Appeal in-store. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore.

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore.

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal in-store. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Pet Care 2000 – 240 Taren Point Rd  Caringbah NSW 2229 – (02) 9542 7473

A big thank you to Royal Canin who have donated  2 pallet loads of dry food for dogs.

A big thank you to The Show’em How Much You Love’em Company for supply of treats for cats and dogs including Liver Cookies, Liver Treats, Puppy Rewards and Purrfect Treats treats.

A big thank you to Bayer who kindly sent medication to AWL and  RSPCA for Central Coast and Hunter Valley bushfire affected animals.

A big thank you to Flower Power, Taren Point  who donated 20 pots of CandyTuft plus 20 pots of bloomers with all money raised going towards the Bushfire Appeal

A big thank you to Jetpets who have donated 3 large pet carriers to Care for Wildlife

A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW – Western suburbs Branch
A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW – Great Lakes and Manning Branch
A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW – North Coast Branch

A big thank you to the following 3 businesses who kindly donated lots of lovely baked goodies for us to take up for the Pet Friends Hospital stall at the Winmalee Recovery Day Picnic on Sunday 1st December. They brought smiles to people devastated by the bushfires, and helped generate more donations.

Luneburger German Bakery, Miranda Fair

Delifrance, Miranda Fair

Baker’s Delight, Miranda Fair

A big thank you to TNT Express Australia who are kindly donating transport for our appeal

20/12/13 A big thank you for $200 donation from Sandra Fountain of Tradevent Solutions

A big thank you to the staff at Woods Bagot Sydney for a large box full of pet food (for both cats and dogs) 

A big thank you for $607.35 donation from TNT Australia, Mascot. 

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore.

You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter instore. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your taxable donation.


                                                            AWL NSW
Western Suburbs Branch
Great Lakes and Manning Branch
North Coast Branch


Individual supporters 

October 2013  $315 SPRA Emergency Appeal Fund

22/10/2013  $300 Coco, Benny and Mitzy Alber

23/10/2013  $200 Muff, Soot and Poss Osgood

23/10/2013  $100 Andy, Gizmo, Oreo and Chewie Giragol

23/10/2013  $100 Ethel Ramsay

23/10/13  $15 Sharon Smith SA

28/10/12  $200 C.D.- “My thoughts are with all the affected animals and their carers”

26/10/13  $50 Val Richards, Kangaroo Pt

27/10/13  $115 Proceeds from SPRA Garage/Plant sale & Gymea Fair stall

29/10/2013  $423 from Cronulla stall – A big thank you to Kelly,  Marie, Jeanette, Beth and their dedicated team of volunteers from Animal Aid Abroad and Free the Bears

30/10/2013  $700 Mitzy, Coco and Benny Alber would like to help the Mudgee Wildlife Carers and Care for Wildlife and their brave possums, kangaroos, wombats and other wildlife who are in very urgent need of support. We hope that other members of the public will also help them with a donation. No matter how small..every little bit will help these suffering animals and their dedicated foster carers.

2/11/2013  $10 Pet adoption day at Petcare 2000 Caringbah
2/11/2013  $212.05   from Petcare 2000 Caringbah customers who donated to SPRA Appeal

4/11/2013  $324.80 collected by all 4 Petcare 2000 stores

6/11/2013  $40 A & T Jorgensen

8/11/2013  $560 Orwin Investments

8/11/13  $3 Benjamin Naylor

14/11/13  $50  Melissa Clare – Could I please ask that this go towards your Bushfire Appeal, and if possible to Dr Chris Blair at Pet Friends. I grew up at Blaxland in the Blue Mountains and Dr Blair was our vet for our furry family members growing up. I would love to be able to repay some of the kindness that he always showed our beloved family pets. 

15/11/13  $200  Lynette Eggleston

15/11/13  $50 Natasha Kemp

15/11/13  $250 Anonymous

15/11/13  $200.00  Marilyn & Carol Jones

18/11/13  $151.65  Karen Trafford

20/11/13  $400  D.Martin

25/11/13  $50 Lucy, Tiger, Jade & T’boy Broch

29/11/13  $20  Lily Pozega

November $100 Sylvia Raye

7/12/13  $75 from the sale of plants, etc at SPRA’S Cronulla stall on 4/12/13

11/12/13  $133.30  collected by all 4 Petcare 2000 stores

11/12/13  $5  Christine Booth

14/12/13  $307.60 from SPRAs cake & book stall at Bunnings

28/12/13   $50 Sandy Newbury

17/2/14   $50 Sandy Newbury

31/3/14  $100 Louise Martin

31/12/13   $115.15  from Blackburn Lake Primary School (Vic) and particularly Ryleh, Ollie, Melissa, Alex and their teacher Stacey Clark.  “The Level 4 students participated in a Challenge Based Learning program in order to raise money for the NSW Bushfires. We greatly appreciate the contribution and effort your organisation made in regard to those affected by the fires.”

current total 7532.90

On behalf of all the animals, thank you for supporting our rescue effort.



Click on the image below to donate via ‘Our Community‘ secure website
There are 2 links relating to animals.
 Animal Aid : Bushfire Appeal – Domestic Pet Rescue
Providing a safe haven for any domestic pets affected by the Victorian bushfire disaster.

Wildlife Victoria Inc : Wildlife Victoria Urgent Bushfire Appeal 2009
Wildlife shelters are being inundated with injured animals.

Dogs’ miraculous survival lifts spirits in Alexandra-read story
If you have donated as a result of seeing this listing, we would love to list your name & donation details below.
email your details to lucy@sydneypetrescue.com.au

Some photos & news from Animal Aid
Visit their website for the full coverage of their operations during the bushfire.
http://www.animalaid.com.au/    Ph: 03 9739 0300

Bushfire Update – 20/03/09 – Hooray, we got her!! The mysterious and elusive grey cat that has been sighted in Marysville by several people over the last couple of weeks, and mentioned in a previous update (16/03/09), has finally found safety with us. Much to the delight of her anxious owner Stephen.

Stephen was beside himself when Lynn our Cattery Supervisor rang him to say that we finally had his beloved cat Stardust. We have been in regular contact with this case as we seemed so close and yet so far, we kept him informed as to our progress and he was very proactive in assisting in what ever way he could. He is beating a path to the shelter as we speak to see and touch her in person.

I can hear you saying ‘how can you be so sure that it is his cat?’ Well this cat has a very distinctive eye condition that is unmistakable. Lynn tells me that when she first spoke to Steven, he kept asking over and over, are you sure her eye is deformed? He just couldn’t believe what he was hearing it seemed too good to be true. He won’t be taking her home just yet but she can stay with us until he has some more permanent accommodation sorted out.

After much rumour and speculation, it is actually official; Marysville residents are permitted to return to what is left of their homes. They can now finally face the reality that the residents from the many other fire affected areas have already had to come to terms with. They have a huge hurdle ahead of them and Animal Aid will be there to support them through this very difficult phase.

17/2/09 – To recap our efforts over the last few days – we have treated many horses, some alpacas, a pig, goats, rescued two Greater Gliders and various birds, treated puppies, been visited by the Army – all at our Emergency Vet Clinic in Toolangi with volunteer Vets. At our shelter clinic we have treated dogs,cats and wildlife, collected and distributed medical supplies and been assisted by many fantastic volunteers.We are also supplying those caring for wildlife with food and transportation.

Bushfire Update – 6/3/09 (6.30pm)
There is still so much happening at Animal Aid and still so much to do, that each day it is hard to pick and choose what are the most important things to tell you about. One thing that has been quite a stand out is that we have been asked to begin a cat trapping program in and around the Marysville area. We have been one of the first outside agencies allowed in since the devastating impacts of the fires.

We have heard that the general consensus is that nothing would have survived such an intense blaze, but this does not seem to be completely true. We have already heard several remarkable stories from various locations, one amazing account of survival is that of two cats from Marysville. As soon as he was allowed to go back home, a Marysville resident raced back with the glimmer of hope that his two little pussy cats, might have made it. To his great relief they greeted him enthusiastically on his arrival, a few kilos lighter, but otherwise unharmed.

Marysville feels like a bit of a ghost town and so far our traps have not been successful but we won’t be giving up just yet. There is just too much physical and reported evidence to indicate that there are animals out there and we will continue to work with the residents and authorities until we are satisfied our help is no longer needed.

It would not have been possible for us to spare two staff members and our van to do this vital and potentially life saving task without your continuing support. This is an example of the kind of work that is going to need to be done over the next few months and we are here to do it.


    * Financial aid for the ongoing support that Animal Aid is supplying to the fire affected communities and their animals.
* Hard feed for horses and other pet livestock

Currently we have enough small animal food and bedding but keep checking with us as this can change very quickly due to the amount of animals being housed.

You can Contact us on 03 9739 0300

Vet Emma rehydrating Greater Glider & treating Blaze the foal

Garfield having his burns treated     –      Kookaburra receiving treatment

Beofe recovering from severe burns – Volunteer Ben looking after some of the smaller victims of the fires

To the animals of the Victorian Bushfires, and the rescue organisations trying so valiantly to help you –
You are not alone. We are with you. We think of you constantly……..your pain and suffering, your courage and strength, and  the will to go on, in the face of such tragedy. You are in our hearts and in our prayers.

Below is a Pledge List of other animal lovers and supporters who also stand with you wanting to help you. Know that we care and will support you in any way we can.  Sydney Pet Rescue &Adoption 13.2.09.

These are just a few of the many caring people that we are aware of, who have donated their time and money..
Yvonne with family & friends raised $325.45 from a cake stall at Paddington Markets on 14th Feb. Funds going to Animal Aid.

Marilyn, Carol and Sasha from Woronora donated $100 

Cash donations
$300 was raised by Sandra with the help of her family, friends and co-workers at ‘Harbour Data Services & Tradevent Registrations’ who gave kindly to the appeal