RSPCA WA Bushfire statement - 5 February 2021
RSPCA WA’s Animal Care Centre in Malaga is no longer in a bushfire alert zone. As a result, we are now able offer free, short-term boarding for cats belonging to people who have had to evacuate or who have lost their home. If this is you, please call 9209 9348 to discuss your requirements. You can check out our cat boarding facilities here.
We are also able to assist with donated pet food. If you have been impacted by the fire and need food for your pet, please contact us on 9209 9323. From Saturday 6 February, you can visit the RSPCA WA Animal Care Centre at 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga to collect pet food. Check our opening times here. *** ALL VISITORS to the Animal Care Centre will be required to wear a mask and MUST adhere to social distancing requirements. ***
RSPCA WA’s Inspectorate and animal services representatives are taking part in the State Recovery Coordination Group and will offer whatever assistance RSPCA WA can provide to animals in need – as we always have.
We have taken in an injured cat found in the fire zone which is receiving medical treatment. If you find an animal that is injured, please contact the Shire of Mundaring or the City of Swan, who will inform the team of vets on site in the bushfire zone. As with previous bushfires, RSPCA WA will be able to help care for those who are lost or abandoned and need rehabilitation and longer-term treatment.
Your first port of call for injured native animals should be the Wildcare Helpline.
For ways to help people and animals impacted by the fire, please visit the DFES website.
Once again, our heartfelt thanks to firefighters for their efforts this week.
We will continue to update you as the situation unfolds.
If you are concerned you may have to evacuate and you have animals, please see this post on bushfire information for pet owners.