Fodder and animal welfare assistance available

19 Sep 2020

Bushfire affected landholders and community members seeking emergency fodder, emergency water, livestock or domestic animal assessment are urged to call the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

Calls for assistance are already being received via the hotline and are being responded to by the DPI, Local Land Services and other supporting organisations such as the RSPCA.

Once the fire ground is declared safe, staff will be on the ground assisting fire affected communities in northern New South Wales to manage animal welfare-related issues including:

  • Emergency fodder
  • Emergency stock water (for immediate animal welfare cases only)
  • Animal assessment and veterinary assistance
  • Animal euthanasia and burial
  • Care of animals in evacuation centres

Access to the fire grounds remains challenging, making it difficult to fully assess damage.

However infrastructure, stock and wildlife losses are expected to be known over the coming days.

Further bushfire information

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