With fears that the wildlife that survived the bushfires on Kangaroo Island will starve, the RSPCA is searching for volunteers to help distribute food.
Unfortunately, the RSCPA is anticipating a ‘second wave of mass wildlife deaths’ after the bushfires destroyed much of the habitats of KI’s iconic wildlife. The organisation’s bushfire response plan aims to distribute food to wildlife survival pockets.
The RSPCA is looking for 120 volunteers urgently. Several species have suffered habitat loss and with so many areas of the islands still not accessed, the organisation fear that this devastation is only the beginning.
There will be a seven-day rotating roster for each group of volunteers, carried out over three months until there has been sufficient regrowth. A huge number of individuals have been working tirelessly to date, however, they need all the help they can to feed wildlife.
Additionally, the RSPCA are starting 1-2 depots that locals can access to collect supplies for wildlife found on their properties. Volunteers will replenish these depots and assist with the rescue and transport of animals that need veterinary care.
To register your interest in volunteering, and for information on other ways you can help, please click here.
Click here to donate to the ongoing emergency response provided by the RSPCA South Australia.