Australian Flooding Response: Final Update

An IFAW vet helps a victim of the flooding in Queensland, Australia.

Howard, Jerry and I have now headed back to our respective homes and wanted to give you an update on our progress for the animals affected by the Australian floods so far. We treated dozens of animals with varying injuries including fractures, sprains, dehydration and eye issues to name a few. Some animals required multiple treatments and it's good that we were there to care for the animals in need as vet services are limited in the area - especially in relation to eye care. Howard is a great vet and as a result our team reached a huge variety of species including Wedge-tailed Eagle, echidna, koala, Swamp wallaby, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Galah, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Kestrel, Ringtail Possum, Barn Owl, Kookaburra, Rainbow Lorikeet, Bearded Dragon, Blue-tongue Lizard, insectivorous bat, Boobook Owl, Brushtail Possum, freshwater turtle, horse and chicken.

As you may have read in my previous posts, we worked with individual animal carers as well as Wildlife's Welfare Carers,  in Oakey and Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association in Murphy's Creek. Both of these organizations are doing great things for animals and have taken in flood-affected animals. In Murphy's Creek, the storm actually damaged some of their animal enclosures and the raptor food freezer. We will continue to offer vet training and support in Queensland to help ensure that area wildlife, livestock and pets are cared for in the long term and not just in the wake of the initial floods. As I write this, Cyclone Yasi is expected to deliver a Category 4 system with winds up to 280km/hr from Cooktown to Townsville. We are monitoring the storm and are prepared to assist as needed.

-- TD

For more information on IFAW efforts to help animals in crisis around the world, visit http://www.ifaw.org

Comments: 15

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Without you marvellous saviours the world would be an even sadder place. Keep up the remarkable and selfless work.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

You all do a great job i wish i was over their i would definitly be helping the Animals i have always been an Animal lover Thanks so much for all the hard work you have put in and all the best to you all.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

You are the best people in world , help animals . THANKYOU THANKYOU THANK YOU

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

thank God there are people like you who help animals

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

[...] days after our “final” post on the Australia flooding response, I find myself in Queensland with Tania Duratovic assessing the extent of the damage cyclone Yasi [...]

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

A Big thank-you to IFAW for sending Dr Howard and Tania up here to Queensland for the flood relief, As a new wildlife carer I valued the time I spent with them, I learnt so much. Dr Howard proformed miracle work on the sick and injured and he had an amazing positive attitude towards every animal which is excellent to see from a vet. Great work!!!! Thanks so much!!!!! Hope to see them again.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Hi - we don\'t offer volunteer opportunities on a regular basis, we do offer advocacy actions via our website at <a href="http://www.IFAW.org" target="_blank">www.IFAW.org - many thanks for your support.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazing people doing amazing things to help animals in need. The world is a better place because of people like you. Keep up the great work!

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I really really want to help. please tell me how i can help be part of your campaigns and save animals.

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