A letter from Donna – and how to help the animals

by Lee Hopkins on February 11, 2009 · 2 comments

in ethics,victorian bushfires

Help the animals cope -- donate now to the RSPCA at www.rspcavic.org.au

I received this letter via Facebook from my wonderful friend Donna Tocci in Boston, USA.

My dear friend:
You can not possibly know how touched I was by the photo of the Koala and the fire fighter that you posted. When I was a child, my favorite animal was the Koala – it’s the reason I’ve had such a love for Australia my whole life and want to get there before I die. I don’t know how they did it in the late 60s/early 70s but my parents found a stuffed/toy Koala that I wouldn’t let out of my site for years.
Anyway, I know this fire is a huge devastation for many, many people but also for the animals, as you’ve pointed out. Is there a fund set up for wildlife rescue resources at all? I’d very much like to donate to help save little guys like the one in your photo. It’s not that I don’t care about the humans, but I always feel in situations like these that the critters need just as much as the humans and sometimes they don’t get as much help. If you could point me to a reputable site, I would gladly donate to help.
Thank you.
Be well, my friend.
Donna

Donna: the RSPCA in Victoria is accepting donations for the animals that are now homeless, ownerless, hurt, maimed and, for far too many, murdered/dead.

RSPCAVic.org


  • Donna Tocci

    Lee – as promised, I’ve just gone and donated to the RSPCA to do my small part to help in this tragic time.

    With all of the horror you are seeing, there is one bright spot. I’ve found this article that tells of a happy next chapter for this poor little Koala. She has been rescued by the RSPCA and is being cared for by them and a male admirer. http://tinyurl.com/d7hhwu

    Thank you, Lee, for being the kind, compassionate person you are and spreading several ways for people to help during this time. You are wonderful, my friend.

  • Donna Tocci

    Lee – as promised, I’ve just gone and donated to the RSPCA to do my small part to help in this tragic time.

    With all of the horror you are seeing, there is one bright spot. I’ve found this article that tells of a happy next chapter for this poor little Koala. She has been rescued by the RSPCA and is being cared for by them and a male admirer. http://tinyurl.com/d7hhwu

    Thank you, Lee, for being the kind, compassionate person you are and spreading several ways for people to help during this time. You are wonderful, my friend.

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