Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.

Every Life is Precious to Us

Animal Flood Victims Emergency Appeal
Horse Relief

Please help the horses in the flood crisis and donate now at-
You will be given an automatic receipt by Gofundraise.

Donations of $2 & over are tax deductible

Please see other options for making a donation below.

Please keep watching this page, as we will be updating regularly.


To the animal victims of these terrible floods, 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 and get as many donated goods as we can to help you.
Hang in there, we are with you.


The raffle raised $3544.75 of much needed funds
Thank you to all who bought tickets and congratulations to all the prize winners
Drawn 31/5/11
List of Prize-winners
  1. 42cm LG plasma TV value $799 donated by Sue Carroll - won by Alaine Donovan
  2. Apple iPad 16GB (WiFi) value $599 donated by Sue Carroll - won by Derek Learmonth
  3. Necklace by Georgini - modern design gold and silver costume jewellery - donated by St Germaine Jewellers, North Rocks - won by Jenny Nappa
  4. Doll / Cat House attractive and sturdy  - value approx $400- won by Sue Byrnes
  5. $150 Gift card from/donated by Castle Hill RSL Club - can be used throughout Club with exception of Gaming Area - won by Julane Bowen
  6. $100 voucher from/donated by Jin Yan Asian Restaurant located at Castle Hill RSL Club - won by Paul Canavon
  7. Digital Photo Frame - won by Anne Burrows
  8. Fairy Stationery set - won by Joe Spiller
  9. Ecoya Hand cream - won by Michelle Alber
  10. Winter 'Doggie' slippers - won by Maggie Bright

Doll/Pet House (front and side entrances)


We urgently need your help to raise as much money as possible for food, shelter, vet care, first aid supplies and accessories, to help  horses who are in the flood crisis.

SPRA is working in conjunction various rescue groups to co-ordinate an emergency appeal to support horses in the Queensland floods, and animals in other critical flood areas including NSW, Victoria and surrounding areas. We are focussing our fundraising efforts on those animals, and their rescuers and carers who do not have adequate support from other sources. We are raising funds to support the Queensland Horse Council, but  depending on the amount of money raised, we hope to be able to extend our support to other animal rescue organisations and horses in need in as many areas as possible.

Easy ways you can help us - Check out our Supporter Registration Form


Queensland Horse Council - located in the Ipswich area, this group has set up a lost and dead horse register and feed centres in Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding areas, to provide and distribute food and shelter to horses who have nowhere else to go. Estimated to be helping 100s of homeless horses and their desperate owners.

click here to read 15/1/11 eQuiNEWS

Wish List
  • Fencing Materials
  • Star pickets
  • Plain fencing wire
  • Electric Fence Insulators for star pickets and end posts.
Feed - the feed situation is temporarily sufficient with what is coming or what is already organised to come.  This may change and we will change our list.  If further is required these are the types of feeds that we are looking for.
  • Lucerne, Oaten, Barley or grass hay, or chaff.
  • Low energy premixed manufactured horse feed like pony pellets or the muesli equivalent – horse people will know what this means.

Sadly, Qld Horse Council had to add this poor horse to the Lost and Dead Horse Register they have established

Please help us help the animals, by supporting our appeal with a financial donation.

How to make a donation

Donate online
Make a donation online at

Donate by internet banking
The account details for donations are:

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

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 forward a request, with proof of donation to: SPRA, PO BOX 1169, MENAI CENTRAL, NSW, 2234 or email to [email protected]

Donate by mail
You can post a cheque donation – please do not post cash. Cheques should be made payable to: SPR&A Emergency Appeals Fund

Cheques should be posted to: SPRA, PO BOX 1169, MENAI CENTRAL, NSW, 2234

Donate in person
    BSB: 112-879,  Account number:  456 837 415
  • Pet Care 2000, 240 Taren Point Rd,  Caringbah -Saturdays in March 10am-2pm
  • Other locations to be advised


With there being a strong and vibrant horse community here in Sydney a small group has banded together to provide urgent assistance to horses in as many flood affected areas as possible.  The group is headed up by Leonie Warner.  Leonie has been a resident of Arcadia for many years and an active member of the horse community both through her own riding and also through her commitment to various equine clubs and associations. 

We have raised $1800 through generous donations and through having donation buckets located in many of the local shops.
We are pleased that even more businesses have agreed to have our buckets so that their customers can assist in raising the much needed funds.
We are organising a raffle and have already received some fabulous prizes with still more to come.   We will be commencing selling the tickets very soon.
With the launch of a new horse appeal website and Facebook, we are hopeful of raising a lot more money so we can provide the ongoing care these horses urgently need.


Rescue Organisations (date order)
$344.75  2/3/11 - SPRA Horse Rescue Committee -raised via their current. bucket appeal
$1,860.50  7/2/11  - SPRA Horse Rescue Committee -raised via their bucket appeal to date. Big thanks to Project Co-ordinator Leonie and the team, Carol and Georgina

(date order)
 $20.00 Gail Browning 26/5/11
$100.00 Anonymous 24/2/11
 $25.00  Diane Hoopert Please split amount of $50 between Qld Horse Council & Best Friends Rescue (a separate amount has gone to Wildlife Protect), keep up the fantastic work my heart weeps for all the affected animals
$50.00  Sharon Jones  Keep up the good work for the animals (horses/wildlife etc.) of the floods
Jenny has donated horse feed buckets

Businesses/Other Organisations  (alphabetical)

Directory of Equine Rescue Organisations Supporting This Appeal (alphabetical)
Hoofs2010 in Hunter Valley

Directory of Businesses Supporting This Appeal (alphabetical)

We’re getting your donations where they’re needed as fast as possible! 

We hope to have raised enough to be able to distribute donations on a fortnightly basis. We can only do this with your help. Please dig deep! We want the horses and their rescuers and carers who are working so valiantly to save them, to have the benefit of your donations as soon as possible. When distributing donations, we will be considering feedback from each of the groups we are supporting as to what they need, and when they need it.  Please do all you can to help the animals, and their rescuers and carers, who have so bravely battled the floods.

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

17/1/11 – SPRA set up special emergency fund bank account to receive funds for the ANIMAL FLOOD VICTIMS - EMERGENCY APPEALS FUND

15/2/11 - $2,000 has been reserved to help the horses

21/2/11 - A load of 135 bales of haylage has been sent to  Annette Lee of Hoofs2010 in Hunter Valley, who is coordinating the distributions to Qld, & 40 bags of horse pellets will be sent this week, including rugs & other supplies..

Accounts we have paid to date

Fitzpatrick Agriculture Pty Ltd (Haylage) $1410.75
Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services $368.00
Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services $248.00
Donna McSweeney BVSc - Vet Services $589.70

On behalf of the horses,

thank you for supporting our rescue effort.

If you would also like to help pets and wildlife click here to go to our Flood Appeal-Animal page
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