Wednesday, 11 February 2009

free vet care for pets injured in bushfires

I copied this from a message passed on in the AboutSeniors newsletter:

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

5 comments:

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

What a terrible thing, that fire. We've been following it over here in the U.S. and are keeping you all in our thoughts.

Levi's mom

Teddy & Tina Gurskey said...

Continued prayers are being sent from your US friends...Tina and Teddy...both for your safety as well as for those who have found themselves victims of this horendous disaster. It's nice to read how everyone has pulled together in aiding both humans and animals during this very trying time. Bless you all...

Lacy said...

w00f's Penny, nice to meet u, me has been praying all that fire will go away..we will continue to keep u all in our thoughts and prayers..

b safe,
~rocky~

Slavenka said...

I am very sad because of this a terrible catastrophe .This images of crying people, burnt down houses and animal victims,it can not leave anyone indifferent.

parlance said...

Slavenka, Levi's mom, Teddy and Tina and Lacy.
I'm very grateful for your thoughts and your prayers. It's amazing how comforting it is to know that others around the world are thinking of us all over here at what feels like the far corner of the world, lately.