Each week, Animal Patrons Australia collect and distribute essential supplies to animals affected by disaster. Below is the current list of goods required, as requested by sanctuaries, shelters and carers.
Rescue and Rehabilitation Supplies – Week 4, 2020
Any item from our wish list will greatly assist the efforts being made to the animal carers we are assisting:
- hand towels
- bath mats
- bath towels
- blankets (no sheets or doonas)
- Flamazine burn creme
- Hartmans Fluids
- Baxters Fluids
- Biolac Formulas
- Lectade Oral Hydrations
- Vetafarm Spark Fluids
- Vetafarm Critta Care
- Vetafarm Bird Products (any variety)
- Wombaroo Impact
- F10 Veterinary Disinfectant
- Animal Wound Gels and Sprays
- Metacam, Moloxicom
- Syringes 1-60ml
- Animal feeding bottles and teats
- Vet wraps
- Vitamin E Oil
- Puppy Pads
- Fuel cards
Condition of goods
White towels or very light coloured towels are preferred as they can quickly allow carers to identify any bodily discharges. We also request that any used items are very clean and have no loose threads or holes, which animals can get caught in.
How we distribute donated goods
On same day of receipt, all goods are sorted, counted and catalogued into our stock database. At any one time we have an accurate stocktake of all goods held in our Distribution Centre.
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 transport via our volunteer network, or established distribution network. Carers also have the option to collect supplies directly from us.
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
We are currently securing premises for our Distribution Centre, which we hope will be operational in the next 2 – 3 weeks.
The following locations can receive donated goods in the interim:
In Person and Postal Deliveries
Karan White, PO Box 3064, Auburn, Victoria, 3123.
Animal Patrons Australia, c/- 15 Pearson Street, Cremore, VIC, 3121 (WEDNESDAYS only: 10am – 4pm)*
*We hope to have our new Distribution Centre open in the next couple of weeks, until then in-person deliveries are restricted to our temporary warehouse facility.
The bush fire crisis has had a devastating impact on animals and their habitats. Your donation – no matter how big or small – will make a difference in assisting carers in disaster zones.