RSPCA urges all animal owners to provide an & # 39; emergency package & # 39; to deal with the worst forest fires of NSW
The urgent advice that all pet owners must read: RSPCA shares the & # 39; emergency kit & # 39; for animals that Australians should have prepared in a bushfire crisis
- Australia is currently fighting against 50 forest fires in NSW and another 45 in QLD
- RSPCA NSW has released information about the care of pets in the event of a fire
- They track people who are near the & # 39; catastrophic & # 39; zones live in to make a kit
- It must contain at least registration, food, water, medicine and bedding
While catastrophic fires are raging across the east coast of Australia, pet owners are being urged to make emergency kits in case they have to evacuate with their animals.
The RSPCA in New South Wales warned homeowners on Tuesday about the risks of forest fires to the flora and fauna in the wild, with the aim of reducing danger, panic and stress.
& # 39; Pet owners must prepare an emergency pet kit with everything they need to activate the plan quickly and effectively, & # 39; said the RSPCA.
The bag must contain registration and vaccination certificates, means of transport, ID tags, food and water containers, medicines and blankets.
Volunteers have rescued hundreds of animals caught in the sights of the bushfire danger zones
The RSPCA in New South Wales issued a warning Tuesday informing homeowners of the risks that these unprecedented forest fires have on our domestic fauna
What should an emergency package for pets contain?
* Registration certificates
* Vaccination certificates
* Transport equipment (cages / carriers / crates / floats of horses etc.)
* Litter box and litter box
* Poop bags for dogs
* ID tags (including the pet's name and your mobile phone number), collars, cables, harnesses, saddles, etc.
* Food and water bowls and at least one week supply of non-chilled food
* Medications and clear instructions for the treatment of medical conditions
* Blankets / bedding / nesting material
* Toys / enrichment devices
* Photograph of your pets (including names) in sealed plastic bags
* Contact details for your veterinarian, local animal shelter, municipality and alternative accommodation for animal residences
For service animals you must also include:
* Prove that your animal is well trained to gain access to public areas.
* Instructions on how to treat the animal by others who assist after an emergency, if there are specific requirements, they may need to be aware of
If you have an assistance animal, there must be some kind of evidence regarding their training in the kit, as well as instructions on how to treat them after an emergency.
& # 39; Find out if pets are allowed in your local evacuation center before the need for evacuation becomes a reality & # 39 ;, the RSPCA warned.
& # 39; Pets should not be left behind unless it is impossible to evacuate them safely. & # 39;
If you are at home and have not yet been asked to leave, the National Animal Welfare Service recommends that you keep pets in your home to limit their exposure to smoke.
But if you have to flee without them, make sure that they are in a room without windows but with adequate air, such as a large bathroom.
Do not place synthetic blankets on your horses as they can melt during extreme heat
A fireman saw an attempt to control a fire in Taree, where the devastating effects felt on Monday
Do not place them in places with hanging plants or large photo frames that could fall on them.
& # 39; Make sure there is enough water available from a source that is not dependent on power or overhead lines & # 39 ;, they said.
Emergency contacts for animals:
RSPCA NSW: 02 9770 7555
WIRES: 1300 094 737
& # 39; Move pets to a densely grazed or plowed paddock with drinking water, steel fencing and preferably shade.
& # 39; Do not put synthetic blankets on your horses, they can melt during extreme heat. & # 39;
More than 850,000 hectares of land and 150 houses in NSW have been destroyed by forest fires during one of the worst droughts in history.
There are still 50 fires in the state, with another 45 in Queensland, with even more threats on Tuesday as the wind changes direction.
Sharon Ashby (right), her son Nicholas and their two dogs Dexter and Cinnamon pose for a photo after being evacuated from their home on Old Bar Road, NSW
Around 100,000 homes in the Sydney area would be at risk today, including 31,500 in North Shore.
Hundreds of schools found have been closed, including 300 public schools and 100 Catholic and independent schools.
The RSPCA NSW said they were contacted by the Department of Primary Industries – the agency responsible for animal safety during an emergency – and asked to assist with the recovery efforts.
& # 39; If you are concerned about animals in affected areas, call RSPCA NSW, WIRES or the local police station immediately to the location of the animal & # 39 ;, they said.
& # 39; When you take the time to prepare for the worst, you help protect yourself and your beloved pets. & # 39;
More than 850,000 hectares of land and 150 houses in NSW have been destroyed by forest fires during one of the worst droughts in history
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