Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The animals need us too...

Night after night our television screens are full of images of devastation as bushfires race across Australia, so many people have died, many more have lost their home and even their town. So much is needed to help survivors recover. And yet, my heart turns also to our animals.
There are homeless and injured dogs, horses and stock throughout Victoria. Wildlife of all types, kangaroos, lizards, birds and of course koalas, have lost their habitat and in many cases have been injured. Koalas eat leaves. Gum leaves. This is all most of them eat, for both moisture and nutrients, without gum leaves they can not survive in the wild.

A quick search of the web yielded many wonderful organisations for supporting our people and animals. If you have a few dollars to spare:
are accepting donations to help wild animals, and
are providing food and temporary homes for domestic pets.
and here to sponsor and wild animal while it is being treated medically.

5 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for posting these photos. It's good to know that these services are available for these little ones.

Dot said...

Dear Julie

Thankyou for posting these photo's and the links too.

Like you my heart goes out to the injured animals.

I have been heartbroken at the images of animals who are injured. And have shed many tears over the lives lost.

It is good that their are organisations that are helping out.

It is going to take a long time for the land to heal enough for animals to return to their habitats. A long time for healing to take place on lots of levels.

Much love

Dotee xoxo

grrl+dog said...

thanks for that.. I just donated to the lost dogs..

Janine said...

Hi Julie

Like you and Dot, my heart goes out to all the animals as well.

I've also posted some additional pics of koalas.

xox

Jen Crossley said...

I feel so badly for the animals I have donated dog and cat food
Jen