As part of our commitment to help our animal friends in the Queensland floods as part of Animal Disaster Recovery, we’ve donated funds to Animal Rescue QLD.
Animal Rescue QLD Inc began as a result of the January 2011 floods and the overwhelming need to help displaced, lost or abandoned animals. They rescued 72 dogs from Brisbane City Council animal shelters alone from the period of the floods right through until 15 February when the flood conditions were lifted. That is, when it was officially decided that dogs entering the pound were no longer flood victims. All of the dogs under their care have been vet health checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm tested and any additional vet work provided by Animal Rescue QLD. During this time there were three dogs detected with parvovirus (as a direct result of the floods) all of which were treated (at a cost of $1,500 on average per case) and regained full health.
Animal Rescue QLD began official operations on 2 February and since that time have rehomed more than 300 dogs! Animal Rescue QLD still have two dogs in care from the floods – Tucker, a Bull Arab cross who was only three months old when he first came under their care. Tucker is currently in trial foster home with the view to adopt. The other dog is Pearl – pictured here – a Ridgeback cross who is approximately three years old. Pearl is currently being treated for heartworm, which is apparently quite rare in Queensland and vets suspect that she could have contracted it due to the higher amount of mosquitoes present during the floods. Once her treatment is finished, she’ll be ready for adoption.
Mel and Simone from Animal Rescue QLD are committed to saving as many animals as they can and work hard to rehome animals into new, suitable ‘forever’ homes where they’ll be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives. Animal Rescue QLD is a 100 per cent No Kill organisation.
To find out more about Animal Rescue QLD or to make a donation visit them here.