It’s lovely to recommence our weekly posts after a short break. We have lots of ‘thank yous’ to catch up on during our recent absence. First, a heartfelt thanks to our friends at Lyf Solutions for their work in optimising our website. To the lovely Lauren for her new blog post (soon to be published) and to all the Patrons who have donated and visited us in recent weeks.
We’d also like to extend our gratitude to all who work to support their community as we start National Volunteer Week.
Recent months have been challenging as we’ve had to stretch our resourcing beyond what we imagined was possible. As restrictions start to lift, we expect to open the Distribution Centre for additional days, extended our volunteer team and our impact. We’ll work hard to update you on news and convey appropriate thanks over the next week.
For now, we’ll start with the current list of goods required, as requested by sanctuaries, shelters and carers. Feeding, providing warmth and medical supplies is our continued focus with Winter just a couple of weeks away.
Rescue and Rehabilitation Supplies – Week 21, 2020
Any item from our wish list will greatly assist the efforts being made to the animal carers we are assisting.
Feeding, providing warmth and medical supplies is our continued focus with Winter just a couple of weeks away.
General and Household Supplies – available from most supermarkets, pet stores or recycled from your home
- Baby Wipes
- Disposable Gloves
- Rolled Oats
- Manuka Honey
- Weet-bix or similar breakfast cereal – used as a supplementary feed for lambs
- 42L Oblong Tubs (like these from Bunnings)
- 42L Round Tubs (like these from Bunnings)
Animal Supplies – available from most pet stores, wildlife feed suppliers and online
- [URGENT] Di-Vetelact – readily available, search online for best price
- [URGENT] Warm-a-pet heating pads ($66 Small, $79.95 Large)
- [URGENT] Profelac Shepard Lamb Formula (any size – various options available)
- [URGENT] Crittacare (any size and variety – readily available, search online for best price)
- [URGENT] Syringes 5ml, 10ml, 20ml (from $14/box 100)
How we distribute donated goods
Our method for distribution of goods is varying in response to protocols imposed as a consequence of COVID-19. We are currently utilising couriers and where possible, volunteers. All deliveries are non-contact until further notice.
Distribution by request
Animal carers may contact our Sanctuary Co-ordinator to directly request goods. Upon receipt of a request, we pack the order from stock holdings and arrange no-contact delivery via our volunteer network, or courier. Alternatively, we arrange a private collection time from our Swan Street, Richmond Distribution Centre.
If we are unable to supply requested goods, we will endeavour to source those items via our extended network. We also note these for future supply lists.
Distribution by direct support
Our team is constantly monitoring news items, chat groups, social media and other sources for requests of support. Once we have identified a carer we can support, our Sanctuary Co-ordinator will reach out to arrange supply of required items.
Where to deliver your donated goods
In Person Deliveries – 443 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria (SATURDAY 23 May 10am – 12nooon)
Courier Deliveries (Street Address Required) – 443 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121.
Postal Deliveries – Animal Patrons Australia c/- Karan White, PO Box 3064, Auburn, Victoria, 3123.
Click and Collect – want to save money on delivery fees? We’re happy to collect any items within a 20km radius of Richmond, Victoria, 3121. Please note, orders should be limited in size to what can fit into a small SUV. Click and collect orders should be addressed to Karan White at the nominated collection point.
The bush fire crisis and now, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on animals, habitats and their humans’ capacity to provide for them. Your donation – no matter how big or small – will make a difference in assisting carers in disaster zones.
Animal Patrons Australia needs your financial support. We can’t do it without you and we won’t succeed without support from our Patrons. If you can spare a once-off donation or a recurring contribution we can immediately widen our reach and impact, you can donate here.