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 9, 2020
Any item from our wish list will greatly assist the efforts being made to the animal carers we are assisting:
General Supplies – available from most supermarkets and pet stores
- [URGENT] Puppy pads
- [URGENT] Nappies – crawler and junior size
- Dog and Cat Food – kibble and canned
- Fruit baby food squeeze packs
- Betadine liquid – for wound treatment
- Paw paw ointment
Specialised Supplies – available from most pet stores, wildlife feed suppliers and online
- [URGENT] Incontinence bed mats (Kylies incontinence sheets) [URGENT] Heating pads (www.warmapet.com.au)
- [URGENT] Snugglesafe Microwave Heat Pads
- [URGENT] Di-Vetalact – readily available, search online for best price
- [URGENT] Kangaroo pellets
- F10 Veterinary disinfectant – readily available from most pet stores, search online for best price
- Animal feeding bottles and teats
Vouchers and Gift Cards
Any gift cards donated will not be used by Animal Patrons, they’ll go directly to the sanctuaries we’re supporting and included with outgoing orders.
- Chemist Warehouse
- Pet store vouchers
Specialised Supplies – Medical
- Syringes (1 to 60mL), 2/3mL syringes required
- Flamazine burn cream
- Prima tape
- Jelonet dressing
- Flamazine burn cream
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 have taken possession of our new Distribution Centre, which is very exciting news! While we’re in the process of making final arrangements to occupancy and workplace compliance, we’ll be be open for limited hours.
Very soon, our Distribution Centre will be open for deliveries and pick-ups most days.
In Person Deliveries
Animal Patrons Australia, 443 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria
MONDAY FEB 24: 11am – 1pm
WEDNESDAY FEB 26: 9 – 11am
SUNDAY 1 MAR: 1pm – 2pm
Or via post to Karan White, PO Box 3064, Auburn, Victoria, 3123.
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.
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.
Image used with permission from Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media.