The call came on early morning. The radio alarm had just gone off and i was listening to my favorite radio station, Brisbane B105 fm.
The news came on, and there were reports of 3 whales being beached at a beach 1hr's drive away and appeals were made for the public to come and help to save them. They need water, cloth, and people to help them get back to the sea.
Immediately, i sat up in bed, woke up my flatemates and went... "BEACHED WHALES!!!" .. Want to go and help? One of them declined as she had classes in the morning.
So, two of us, took my little car and went to help the whales. Along the way, we kept listening to the radio... and reports kept coming in, people were asked to bring buckets, pails, towels, ketchup and such.
Yes, yuo heard right, ketchup.
As we got closer, we got more and more excited when we saw the line of traffic going to the beach.. and people running...
When we got there... yup... there were 3 'beached whales' alright.
One of the best pranks ever... so yes, i never rescued any beached whale. Though, you can help out with donations to help animals injured or displaced by the horrible Victorian Bush Fires in Australia by contacting Wildlife Victoria and RSPCA Victoria.
From Wildlife Victoria
Wildlife Victoria has launched an appeal to help pay for bandages, treatment, medicines and food for injured wildlife, and activities to assist our volunteers best prepare for and respond to wildlife affected by bushfires.
From RSPCA Victoria
To directly support our staff and volunteers at the front-line caring for animals affected by the bush fires, please donate here or call 03 9224 2222.
100% of funds donated will support our work helping bush fire affected animals.
If you are unable to donate online or with a credit card, please forward your cheque or money order (payable to the RSPCA Victoria) to:
3 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151
The RSPCA will be working to reunite lost pets with their families.
Please click here to register a pet that you have either lost or found.
If you have the capability to transport and animal that you have found from the bushfires please take it to one of the following RSPCA shelters:
RSPCA Bendigo Shelter RSPCA Epping Shelter RSPCA Wangaratta Shelter
We are delivering emergency pet food to relief centres across Victoria including food donated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. If you wish to donate items such as pet food, bedding, leads and bowls you can deliver these to your local RSPCA.
To support our emergency relief effort in other ways, please complete our assistance form detailing the the support you can offer. If we can accept your generous offer, we will contact you soon. Please note that if you are from interstate, you will need to arrange delivery of any items to Victoria.
Thank you to everyone who has offered their residential homes as temporary accommodation. We now have enough private residents to assist us, if needed.
We are in desperate need of blankets, if you can donate any blankets please deliver them to your local RSPCA.
There is a big need for supermarket ‘green’ bags. We are coordinating care packs and need these to bundle up items to hand out to families in need. If you can donate such items, please deliver them to RSPCA in Burwood East.
We are also in need of temporary fencing. If you are in a position to donate temporary fencing to assist with the management of animals, please contact us directly on 03 9224 2219.