The SJE Group's mission is to support animal welfare and the arts. In light of the current, devastating fires across Australia, the SJE Group has made significant additional contributions to various partner charities including: Animals Australia, the Animal Welfare League of Australia, the RSPCA, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.
We are pleased to provide an update of how the RSPCA has used some of these funds:
1. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IN AFFECTED COMMUNITIES – $1.3 MILLION
Assisting at evacuation centres by providing RSPCA veterinary care to animals, supporting local veterinarians and veterinary nurses, providing supplies we have specifically sourced such as food, medication and bedding.Working with wildlife rehabilitation groups to increase the amount of wildlife that is reached.Accepting and rehabilitating surrendered animals from affected areas.Dispatching inspectors and veterinarians to remote regions to assist with welfare checks on vulnerable animals and wildlife.
2. EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND – $1 MILLION
Helping impacted owners and their animals rebuild their lives by offering financial assistance and goods.Support includes, but is not limited to, veterinary care, emergency boarding and supplies.
3. MOBILE EMERGENCY RESPONSE UNIT AND INFRASTRUCTURE – $1.2 MILLION
Increasing our emergency infrastructure so we can respond more rapidly and effectively in disasters.Investing in a mobile emergency response unit to be used as a central assistance and relief point for communities in crisis.Equipping our teams on the ground with satellite phones, breathing apparatuses, specialised vehicles and other equipment to ensure their safety and improved communication abilities.
4. WILDLIFE PROGRAM – LONG-TERM REHABILITATION – $500,000
Investing in long-term critical care and rehabilitation for our state’s wildlife.Looking to partner with local wildlife groups to help in their efforts to rebuild.Researching methods of re-establishing colonies.
The SJE Group congratulates organisations such as the RSPCA and others for their commitment to animal welfare. We will continue to contribute and assist their efforts.