THE Orange community has rallied behind bushfire victims of a furry kind, with huge results in just a few days.
When Canobolas Family Pet Hospital launched an appeal to help pets impacted by the devastating bushfires in the Blue Mountains they never expected to be so overwhelmed by donations.
Veterinarian Geoff Freeth said in just three days they had collected loads of donations.
“We’ve had food, blankets, bedding, leads and collars, and a few coats,” he said.
“Our clients are great and it’s not just clients [that have donated].”
When the heat and flames from a raging bushfire are bearing down on your home the first thing many people grab is the children, the photos and their pets.
Dr Freeth said while the government and the Salvation Army had concentrated their efforts on the “human need” during the bushfires, the team at his veterinary surgery wanted to do their part for people’s pets.
“All of these pets are going to be scared and some might have run off,” he said.
“If we can help out in the way we know best, it’s just a small contribution when you look at the scale of things.”
The community is invited to bring in donations of new and unopened items including food, bowls, leads and bedding.
Dr Freeth said Orange Courier Service has offered to to transport items to the RSPCA and WIRES in the Blue Mountains.
The surgery is open 8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sunday.
For more information call the surgery on 6362 6991.