Forgotten victims need your help
Thursday 20 January 2011
Animals are often the forgotten victims of natural disasters, with the recent flooding events having a devastating effect on domestic pets and wildlife.
That's why the Wildlife Habitat is vowing to make a difference in this area of need.
"As a proud Queensland company we are, as a family group, devastated by the horror and damage experienced in South East Queensland over the last few weeks." said Wildlife Habitat general manger, Garry Sullivan.
"We have decided to contribute by acting as a food and goods collection point for pets and wildlife. Thousands of animals are now without a home and are being cared for by the RSPCA. "
The Wildlife Habitiat will collect and deliver all donations from the Douglas region to Queensland RSPCA centres.
"We urge anyone in the area enjoying our blue skies and sunshine to donate and help our furry friends in this time of great need."
According to Kat Wardhaugh who works at the Wildlife Habitat, tourists to the park have been quick to donate to the cause.
"A lot of tourists have donated a lot of cash which we'll turn into goods for the animals."
In addition to the food and supplies drive, the Wildlife Habitat are donating $1 from every entry on Australia Day to the flood appeal as part of their 'Prawntastic Australia Day Buffet."