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12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 17:58

Help for communities affected by the North Black Range fire

03 December 2019

Land managers affected by the North Black Range fire requiring emergency fodder, livestock or domestic animal assessment are urged to call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 to register and have their applications assessed.

Calls for assistance will be received by the Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA), which is made up of Local Land Services, NSW Department of Primary Industries and other supporting organisations such as RSPCA.

The Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area help ensure animal welfare during a bushfire emergency.

Staff will be on the ground assisting the communities affected by the North Black Range fire to manage animal welfare-related issues including:

  • emergency fodder and stock water
  • animal assessment and veterinary assistance
  • stock euthanasia and burial
  • livestock feeding and management advice
  • care of animals in evacuation centres.

Please call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 to register. A fodder distribution point will be established locally, land managers eligible for support will be notified once their assessment is complete.

ENDS

Media contact: Dave Michael, South East Local Land Services, 0413 513 880