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The Petbarn Foundation delivers $1.2 million to support Australian animals

The Petbarn Foundation delivers $1.2 million to support Australian animals

As bushfires continue to ravage the country, people, companion animals and wildlife are being displaced and killed. It’s estimated almost half a billion animals have perished, with habitats lost and animals left without access to food. 

Petbarn, City FarmersGreencross VetsAnimal Emergency Centre (AEC), Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) and Veterinary Referral Hospital (VRH), under the Greencross Limited banner, have united with The Petbarn Foundation to help animals at this time of need. Animal welfare organisations are at the forefront of the unrelenting fight for the survival of Australia’s pets and native animals. 


The Petbarn Foundation is providing over $1.2m to several partners via a combination of funds, food and supplies to evacuation centres in emergency sites, and vets volunteering their time. 

Scott Charters, 'The Petbarn Foundation' Chairperson, said: "We are offering support to organisations who are helping pets caught in the disaster, as well as the many animals and wildlife injured in the fires." The Petbarn Foundation is currently providing over $1.2m to worthy charities;

  • $551k donation to the RSPCA, from the Christmas ‘Tree of Hope’ campaign
  • $390k donation to 33 local charities from the ‘Tree of Hope’ campaign 

  • Eight pallets of bird food and supplies have been donated to Native Animal Rescue Group 
  • Over 100 pallets of dog and cat food and supplies have been donated to evacuation centres, pet rescues and farmers 
  • $75k donation to Vets Beyond Borders for vital Vet assistance 
  • $100k Foundation Evacuation/Pound Packs for companion animal assistance to Showgrounds and Pounds in emergency sites 
  • $25k Wildlife Care Package via the Animal Rescue Collective 
  • $50k WIRES donation to support the care of native wildlife 
  • $10k for Sydney Dingo Rescue    

This humidicrib was jointly funded by The Petbarn Foundation
and the Animal Rescue Collective
 as part of a donation to Wildlife Queensland Rescue

We have, and will continue to allow, our resources and skilled vets to assist in a variety of ways.

Greencross Limited CEO George Wahby said caring for animals is ingrained in the company's values. 


"Like every Australian, we are all saddened by the devastation and destruction caused by the extensive bushfires, and now more than ever, we need to pull together to support the pets and native animals most precious to our beautiful country. 

Our team have been incredible, as it’s at the core of our values to protect all animals, native and domestic, and that’s why we are so passionate about ensuring we help Australian animals get through this devastating time,” Mr Wahby said. 

Greencross Limited is thankful to their community who have reached out to offer support for pets and wildlife, who have been affected by these devastating bushfires, and asks that customers and clients that would like to pledge their support, do so by donating at any Petbarn store, Greencross Vets clinic, Animal Emergency Centre or any of our specialist hospitals like ARHVRH or online at www.petbarn.com.au/donate
.

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About the Petbarn Foundation:

Founded in 2012, the Petbarn Foundation aims to support pet welfare programs and organisations throughout Australia actively. All Greencross Limited Companies support The Petbarn Foundation and its initiatives.


MEDIA RELEASE, 7th January 2020
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