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Free vet care for animals injured in bushfires
THE University of Melbourne’s faculty of Veterinary Science has offered free care for animals injured in Victoria’s bushfires.
The free care is available for domestic pets and horses and will be provided at the university’s veterinary clinic and hospital at Werribee in Melbourne’s southwest.
Faculty dean Professor Ken Hinchcliff said his staff were “deeply concerned” for the health and well-being of animals and their owners in bushfire-affected regions.
“After ensuring the safety of themselves and their human loved ones, people affected by the bushfires will want to ensure that their pets are cared for and receive the veterinary attention they need,” he said.
“Veterinary services in the regions affected by bushfires will be stretched to the limit.”
Those with injured dogs and cats can phone the veterinary clinic on
(03) 9731 2232 (24 hours).
Those with injured horses should phone the university’s equine centre on (03) 9731 2268 (24 hours).
The original article was in The Australian newspaper