WARNING - DISTRESSING IMAGES

WARNING – DISTRESSING IMAGES

⚠️WARNING – DISTRESSING IMAGES ⚠️ 3 different scenes of the tragedy that Dr Barton and Dr Ong faced yesterday in Mallacoota. Kangaroos are pretty mobile but these fires were so ferocious that even roos were caught up and tragically burnt to death. Trapped between tall fences and fire. The first image shows the devastating consequence. The second image shows a poor …

Our Heroes

Our heroes!  We are a small volunteer group but create a huge impact at ground zero in Mallacoota; treating, feeding and nurturing our precious wildlife! Every day is a team effort. Dr Elaine and Dr Chris couldn’t do what they do without the help and support of the other vet teams, carers, volunteers and locals Jack, Alex and Patrick. These …

Thank you - Donation update

Thank you – Donation update

All we can say is thank you. The entire Vets for Compassion team has been absolutely humbled by the support we have received from the public – from offers to donate your time, to donating veterinary supplies, right through to financial donations, we are just blown away by your support. If you are a vet looking to volunteer, or someone …

Food delivery

Food delivery

Thanks to our amazing friends at Animals Australia, we today received a massive 900-kilogram drop of kangaroo pellets! Food is so scarce for these precious animals, with so much of their habitat burnt, and the local golf course not able to cope with the number of animals feeding on it. Getting roo food into Mallacoota via a light plane was the …

thank you

Thank you

A massive THANK YOU to our friends at Sheen Panel Service who have banded together to make a really significant donation to Vets for Compassion. We are truly humbled by all the support we have received from both organisations and members of the public. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of our vets (like our Founder, Dr Elaine …

Mallacoota - Cute and Cuddly

Mallacoota – Cute and Cuddly

Another busy day in the field for our vets, treating mostly injured kangaroos and koalas – but also a beautiful lyrebird! These beautiful creatures are giving us the strength and support to keep searching for more of their furry friends. Your support is also giving us strength – the entire Vets for Compassion team has been blown away by your …

Mallacoota update

Mallacoota update

Our vets spent the evening tying gum leaves to the tall trees where there are koalas that are too high for them to reach. We also placed water buckets at the bottom. We hope this will entice them down, so we can catch and treat them, or, at the very least, give them something to eat and drink. We will …

Distressing images

WARNING: Distressing images

⚠️⚠️WARNING: distressing images ⚠️⚠️ Burnt paws, tails, mums and joeys. These are just some of the heartbreaking things our vets have encountered in East Gippsland today. We have treated as many animals as we could, and, sadly, euthanised some that we couldn’t save – at least they will no longer suffer. We have been blown away by your support for …

Departing for Mallacoota

Departing for Mallacoota

Bound for fire devastated Mallacoota and Tallangata, Dr Elaine Ong and Dr Chris Barton with medical supplies and drugs to join the local carers in assessing and treating injured wildlife and animals that have survived the fires so far…lets pray we can save some from the suffering. We will be bringing you more information over the coming days as we …

Gippsland Bushfires

Gippsland Bushfires

Our hearts are aching. Aching for this beautiful country we are watching turn to ash before our eyes. For the people who have lost their lives, and the families left behind. For the hundreds of millions of native animals who never stood a chance. For the countless other animals – the cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, goats… the sheer scale of …