Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.

Every Life is Precious to Us


                        BUSHFIRE APPEAL FOR THE ANIMALS

Commenced 21 October 2013  

SPRA has launched this appeal to help pets, wildlife and other animals affected by the bushfires raging in NSW. All cases in need will be considered for assistance subject to funds available. Rescue groups and individuals in need will be considered. Priorities will be cases without access to other support.  See below for the rescue groups we are helping.
Please dig deep to assist our efforts.


This koala is just one the many animals saved by NATF and Hunter Koala. Image courtesy of NARGA. 



To the animal victims of these terrible bushfires, and their rescuers and carers......  

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 
Your courage and spirit inspire us.
We pledge our support to you. 
We pledge to raise as much money as we can to help you.
Hang in there, we are with you.
                                          OUR GOAL $10K
Please help us blitz our target!
The more money we can raise, the more animals, their rescuers and carers, we can help.
Please give generously.  

We want to get your donations to the animals as fast as possible!. We plan to dispatch funds on a regular basis, when the amount of funds is sufficient to enable this. Our distributions are shown at the bottom of this page.
Please help the animals and donate now.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. 
 DONATE ONLINE -  click below
You will receive an automatic receipt

Please click here to e-mail a copy of your receipt to Kylie  so we can list your donation, otherwise we will not see your donation until we receive our donations statement a week after the end of the month.  


You will get an automatic receipt
Please email a copy of your receipt to [email protected] so we can list your donation, otherwise we will not see your donation until we get our donations statement a week after the end of the month


BSB: 112-879,  Account number: 456837415
Reference: use 'Bushfire' with your surname & initials 

Please click here to e-mail a copy of your receipt to Kylie

For internet transfers, once your transaction is complete, you should copy the internet transfer receipt and retain for your records. If you do not receive a receipt number, contact your financial institution. If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please post a copy of your receipt to SYDNEY PET RESCUE & ADOPTION Inc. PO Box 361, Jannali NSW 2226. 



You can post a cheque or money order donation - please do not post cash. 
Cheques/ Money orders should be made payable to: SPR&A Emergency Appeals Fund
and should be posted to
SYDNEY PET RESCUE & ADOPTION Inc. PO Box 361, Jannali NSW 2226



 A big thank you to Pet Care 2000 who will promote our Appeal instore. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation.  

Pet Care 2000 - Unit 3/18 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154 - (02) 9659 1522 

Pet Care 2000 - 12 Rennie Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164 - (02) 9757 1322 

Pet Care 2000 - 1/165 Rookwood Road, Yagoona NSW 2199 

Pet Care 2000 - 240 Taren Point Rd, Caringbah NSW 2229 - (02) 9542 7473 



Ryan Baxter rescues a wallaby that jumped into Chain Vally Bay to escape the bushfires. Picture: John Grainger Source: News Limited 



Bunnings Kirrawee cake stall
Sat 14 December

127-141 Bath Road, Kirrawee NSW 2232

We wil have cakes, books and pet items for sale


We raised $115 towards SPRA's Bush Fire Appeal from our Garage Sale and our stall at the Gymea Village Fair

CoCo and Mitzy’s Plant Sale for the Animals of the bushfires.
Sat 26 October 7am – midday
80 Tara St, Sylvania,  enter from Robvic Ave
We will collecting donations of good quality food and cash donations at Mitzy and Coco’s Monster Garage Sale for the Animals. 
All the money from our plant sale will go to SPRA’s bushfire Appeal. 
Come along and join in the fun and help us raise money to support rescued animals, and the animals of the bushfires.
Gymea Fair Stall
Sun 27 Oct 9-4pm
We will also be collecting donations for SPRA’s Bushfire Appeal at our stall.
Why not come up and visit us at Stall No 14 (on Walburton St)
Would you like to hold an event to help raise funds for SPRA’s Bushfire Appeal?
Or could you help with our Appeal at one of our fundraising stalls?
Contact Nat to discuss at [email protected] 



                                 GROUPS WE ARE HELPING
 Stay posted for updates

Golden Oldies Animal Rescue

Golden Oldies is a rescue organisation located in Mittagong. They rescue and re home older pets from Death Row at the pound. Gina who runs the group told us this morning that the fires were about 10 minutes away from her place. She has about 15 pets she is caring for. She humbly told us that she had been out helping residents get their pets to safety, and in the last few days had helped rescue 8 cats, 14 dogs, 3 ferrets and 2 parrots. When asked what would be the best way we could help her with her rescue efforts, she mentioned that she and other rescuers were going through a lot of petrol. Some Fuel cards would be a big help to her and other people rescuing pets and wildlife from the fires. We are currently investigating the potential for corporate support with some fuel cards.

PetFriends Vet Hospitals, Winmalee and Faulconbridge


Drs Chris Blair, Russel Bassett, Blake Britton, Gary Lai and Bronwyn Bonnette have all worked incredibly long hours caring for pets injured in the bushfires that have devastated the Springwood area of the Blue Mountains, especially the Winmalee area. The Hospital estimates that it has treated 350 pets, mainly for burns and smoke inhalation so far. Treatment has been made available for free to cats, dogs, and various other animals, even a goat!…and not only that, this incredible team of dedicated doctors and nurses have also established a Food Registry to provide free food to animals and their owners devastated by the bushfires. They estimate that 100 dogs and 200 cats will need help with emergency food supplies over the next 6 months as owners and pets struggle to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the bushfire crisis. They can only manage to do this with help from corporate and individual supporters.

Please help us to help this dedicated team of doctors and nurses to help as many animals as possible via  a contribution to our Bushfire Appeal. A tax deductible cash donation to assist with emergency supplies would be logistically easiest. Alternatively, you can also purchase food donations at any Pet Care 2000 store in Sydney, and we will get your donation to them

WISH LIST         Keep watching for more updates

·         Good quality dry food for small and medium dogs

·         Good quality dry food for cats

·         Stainless steel food bowls large and small for cats and dogs.

We encourage selection of premium brands, as much as possible, in the interest of providing the best nutrition possible for these sick and injured animals


CARE for Wildlife

CARE for Wildlife is a very small not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and caring for Australian native wildlife in the Central West of NSW, Australia.
- See more at:

 CARE for Wildlife


Images supplied courtesy of Care for Wildlife


CARE for Wildlife is a very small not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and caring for Australian native wildlife in the Central West of NSW, Australia. They operate Monty's Rest Wildlife Refuge which is a a registered rehabilitation and release site where John and Sandra Lyle care for and rehabilitate native wildlife to be gradually (soft) released back into the wild . They would regularly go through 20kg of marsupial formula every three weeks at a cost of $395.00 each time. This cost has increased now due to the extra animals coming into care from the Bushfire crisis.

They are caring for many Orphaned and Injured Wildlife that have come into care due to the massive bush fires in New South Wales. John is currently caring for 1 adult kangaroo, 1 wombat and 14 joeys. The joeys fell out of their mothers pouches when they were trying to escape from the fires. They only weigh  3-5kgs and are affected by various injuries. He will keep them until they are recovered and released. He expects more animals in the coming weeks once they can get into the fire affected areas to look for more survivors.

January 2014 - John advised..We actually have 19 Babies in care right now. One that just came in from another carer was rescued at Spring wood and had burnt feet, tail and ears.
He has made a complete recovery. He is the small one on the left in the top 2 photos. Its my job now to raise him until he can be released back into the wild.


Mudgee Wildlife Carers

Donna and husband  Warren have each been rescuing and caring for wildlife for more than 20 years. They live near Lithgow. They took in about 30 possums from the fires, including possums from one of the WIRES carers who lost her home in the Mt Victoria bushfires, sadly, along with some of her animals too. They currently have 17 possums and 1 Swamp Wallaby in care. They expect their numbers to rise once they are able to go in search of animals surviving the bushfires. Their possums have suffered terrible burns. Their animals need their wounds treated and bandages changed several times a day. It is a heart breaking job. They need urgent help and lots of it with medical supplies and a fuel card to help them with rescues. They estimate it will cost them $300-$400 per month in fuel to go out in search of wildlife survivors of the bushfires.


1 box of Tyco
Zolatil for tranquiliser gun
10 tubes Flamazine to treat burns
2 boxes of Gelonet dressings
10 bottles of Vyrate
20 tubes of antiseptic powder
10 Nilstat – to treat thrush in kangaroos and possums, caused by stress.
10 tubes of Neocort
10 jars of Sorbolene WITHOUT GLYCERINE
Fuel cards (Estimate $300-$400 per month to aid rescues
Assistance with vet bills
2 aviaries 3 metres by 3 metres
20 metres by 20 metres of chain wire to build an enclosure.

                         DISTRIBUTION  OF DONATIONS

Watch this space to see how your donations are being distributed to the animals.

We're getting your donations where they're needed as fast as possible

Please dig deep! We want the animals and their rescuers and carers who are working so valiantly to save them, to have the benefit of your donations as soon as possible.
We plan to distribute donations weekly/fortnightly subject to funds available.

24/10/13  $500 has been allocated to Golden Oldies to pay vet bills directly to vet as per their preference 

29/10/13  Two pallets of Royal Canin dog food for medium and large dogs is being delivered by Royal Canin this week to Pet Friends Vet Hospitals

29/10/13  The Show'em How Much You Love'em Company donation of 120 packets of Love’em Beef liver treats and 80 packets of Love’em Purrfect cat treats will be sent to Pet Friends Vet Hospitals next week.

31/10/13  $700 Cheque posted to cover fuel bill, for Care for Wildlife. Additional $200 allocated for fuel card, pending, plus $200 allocated to pay next vet bill.

31/10/13  $400 allocated for fuel card for Warren and Donna – Mudgee Wildlife Carers.

25/11/13 $2000 to PetFriends Vet Hospitals, Winmalee Bush Fire Fund (Dr Chris Blair) to assist with burns treatment of the animals

25/11/13 $296.10 to Oberon Vet on behalf of Care for Wildlife

3/12/13 $433.80 to Box Hill vet on behalf of Golden Oldies

3/12/13 $356.96 to Care for Wildlife to reimburse them for expenses paid

4/12/13 $466.86 to Warren and Donna – Mudgee Wildlife Carers, to reimburse food & medicines for wildlife patients.

5/12/13   Royal Canins donation of dog food sent to Golden Oldies.

24/12/13  $400 worth of prepaid fuel cards mailed to Mudgee Wildlife Carers (Warren and Donna)

December 2013 - 6 hampers for Pet Friends to raffle for assistance with vet bills
100 pet Santa Hampers, for pet owners affected by the fires
Photo frames and gifts for pet owners who had lost pets in the fires

Santa Hampers also sent to Mudgee Wildlife Carers , Care for Wildlife and Golden Oldies

More dog food kindly supplied by Royal Canin, couriered up in December.
Pallet load of food and accessories donated by Pet Care 2000 and their customers.

October 2014 - $250 - Angel Pins for each of the owners who lost pets in the bushfires


                                 PETS LOST AND FOUND
Pet Finders has kindly offered to donate their services to help us to help owners who have lost pets in the October 2013 bushfires.
Pet Finders will help Linda from Winmalee who has lost little poodle/terrier x Charlotte who was home alone when the fire struck.

PHOTO & description pending

Lost poster pending



Sugar glider in care with Wires after it was rescued by the Silverdale Fire Brigade at Cordeaux dam in Wollongong.


View of the Springwood fire looking toward Winmalee from Warrimoo Oval. Source: 


Corporate Supporters 

A big thank you to Pet Care 2000 who have donated pet food and accessories for sale at our stalls and who will promote our Appeal in-store. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation. 

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore.
A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore. 
A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal in-store. You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter in-store. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your tax deductible donation.  
Pet Care 2000 - 240 Taren Point Rd  Caringbah NSW 2229 - (02) 9542 7473

 A big thank you to Royal Canin who have donated  2 pallet loads of dry food for dogs.

A big thank you to The Show'em How Much You Love'em Company for supply of treats for cats and dogs including Liver Cookies, Liver Treats, Puppy Rewards and Purrfect Treats treats.

 A big thank you to Bayer who kindly sent medication to AWL and  RSPCA for Central Coast and Hunter Valley bushfire affected animals.

A big thank you to Flower Power, Taren Point  who donated 20 pots of CandyTuft plus 20 pots of bloomers with all money raised going towards the Bushfire Appeal

A big thank you to Jetpets who have donated 3 large pet carriers to Care for Wildlife

A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW - Western suburbs Branch
A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW - Great Lakes and Manning Branch
A big thank you for $250 donation from AWL NSW - North Coast Branch

A big thank you to the following 3 businesses who kindly donated lots of lovely baked goodies for us to take up for the Pet Friends Hospital stall at the Winmalee Recovery Day Picnic on Sunday 1st December. They brought smiles to people devastated by the bushfires, and helped generate more donations.

Luneburger German Bakery, Miranda Fair
Delifrance, Miranda Fair
Baker’s Delight, Miranda Fair

A big thank you to TNT Express Australia who are kindly donating transport for our appeal

20/12/13 A big thank you for $200 donation from Sandra Fountain of Tradevent Solutions

A big thank you to the staff at Woods Bagot Sydney for a large box full of pet food (for both cats and dogs) 

A big thank you for $607.35 donation from TNT Australia, Mascot.

A big thank your to Pet Care 2000 Caringbah who will promote our Appeal instore.
You can make a donation of cash, food, treats or litter instore. Leave your contact details and SPRA will post you a receipt for your taxable donation.
Add Pet Care 2000 logo.


  Flower Power Garden Centres        
                                                              AWL NSW
                                                           Western Suburbs Branch
                                                               Great Lakes and Manning Branch
                                                            North Coast Branch

                                                                     TNT Express Australia

at Miranda Fair           at Miranda Fair             at Miranda Fair




Watch for more corporate supporters to be added. 



Individual supporters 

(Note - 'Give Now' Remittance Statement is sent to us a week after the end of the month- these donations will be listed when statement is received)

October 2013  $315 SPRA Emergency Appeal Fund

22/10/2013  $300 Coco, Benny and Mitzy Alber

23/10/2013  $200 Muff, Soot and Poss Osgood

23/10/2013  $100 Andy, Gizmo, Oreo and Chewie Giragol 

23/10/2013  $100 Ethel Ramsay

23/10/13  $15 Sharon Smith SA

 28/10/12  $200 C.D.- "My thoughts are with all the affected animals and their carers"

26/10/13  $50 Val Richards, Kangaroo Pt

27/10/13  $115 Proceeds from SPRA Garage/Plant sale & Gymea Fair stall

29/10/2013  $423 from Cronulla stall - A big thank you to Kelly,  Marie, Jeanette, Beth and their dedicated team of volunteers from Animal Aid Abroad and Free the Bears

 30/10/2013  $700 Mitzy, Coco and Benny Alber would like to help the Mudgee Wildlife Carers and Care for Wildlife and their brave possums, kangaroos, wombats and other wildlife who are in very urgent need of support. We hope that other members of the public will also help them with a donation. No matter how small..every little bit will help these suffering animals and their dedicated foster carers.

2/11/2013  $10 Pet adoption day at Petcare 2000 Caringbah
2/11/2013  $212.05   from Petcare 2000 Caringbah customers who donated to SPRA Appeal

4/11/2013  $324.80 collected by all 4 Petcare 2000 stores

6/11/2013  $40 A & T Jorgensen

8/11/2013  $560 Orwin Investments

8/11/13  $3 Benjamin Naylor

14/11/13  $50  Melissa Clare - Could I please ask that this go towards your Bushfire Appeal, and if possible to Dr Chris Blair at Pet Friends. I grew up at Blaxland in the Blue Mountains and Dr Blair was our vet for our furry family members growing up. I would love to be able to repay some of the kindness that he always showed our beloved family pets.

15/11/13  $200  Lynette Eggleston

15/11/13  $50 Natasha Kemp

 15/11/13  $250 Anonymous

15/11/13  $200.00  Marilyn & Carol Jones

18/11/13  $151.65  Karen Trafford

20/11/13  $400  D.Martin

25/11/13  $50 Lucy, Tiger, Jade & T'boy Broch

29/11/13  $20  Lily Pozega

November $100 Sylvia Raye
7/12/13  $75 from the sale of plants, etc at SPRA'S Cronulla stall on 4/12/13
11/12/13  $133.30  collected by all 4 Petcare 2000 stores
11/12/13  $5  Christine Booth
14/12/13  $307.60 from SPRAs cake & book stall at Bunnings
28/12/13   $50 Sandy Newbury
17/2/14   $50 Sandy Newbury
31/3/14  $100 Louise Martin
31/12/13   $115.15  from Blackburn Lake Primary School (Vic) and particularly Ryleh, Ollie, Melissa, Alex and their teacher Stacey Clark.  “The Level 4 students participated in a Challenge Based Learning program in order to raise money for the NSW Bushfires. We greatly appreciate the contribution and effort your organisation made in regard to those affected by the fires.” 
 current total 7532.90

On behalf of all the animals, thank you for supporting our rescue effort.