Partner Proof of Engagement

As a partner making a donation you want to see your product in the field, helping animals in need. ARC provides comprehensive POE which is showcased on our national sites and documented with each job both large and small. This assists your organisation in assigning support and proving value of your donation engagement. 

These are examples and a live feed of images as they go live on our page including POE images. ARC logs thousands of rescue and outreach interactions ever year and Petbarn is tagged, images shared and rescuers/animals supported by the active community. The most important thing is food and support going to animals in need. 

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Can you volunteer some online time to help an animal rescue? Hit this link here

https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

This is a true story. Yesterday a rescuer said to us "I just need someone to write an email, Im not sure what to say and I have all these roos to manage by midnight"

One of the biggest challenges for a busy rescuer is tiny pieces of paperwork, posting on social media, emails. Things that we do all day.

This is really common.
 - "I was asked to get an ABN. How do I get that?"
 - "I wish we had a few extra sets of hands" 
 - How do I make a simple logo (in Canva) "never heard of it"
 - "What do you mean a donate button"

You can see where we are going here. These are the most experienced, awesome and dedicated people with animals. We need to help them with the other 10%. The bits you can do without even knowing you are good at it. Most rescuers have been way too busy helping animals to also learn graphics arts or Tik Tok.

If you are sitting at home with a few hours of spare time every so often, use that to directly save lives and help rescuers. So if you are ok to help out with admin odd jobs hit that link.

Its pretty small stuff but it means so much

Hit this link here - https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

There is so much stuff that gets done in animal rescue and at ARC hubs. But the one thing to remember is "it can be as little or as much as you like"

Most volunteers do ad hoc things like "im in a transporting chat and every few weeks if i see a job I can do I transport an animal"

Other volunteers will go to a hub and help out on a certain day.

Some will lurk in the background and then do a flurry of activity over a holiday.

What we are saying is.  . . . give it a crack.  it doesn't matter if you cant do something for months.  Hit the link, register your interest, there is no obligation and you will get experiences that will make crazy good XMAS stories.

Thank you for all the support you do helping animals and people everywhere.
📸@0rphan Lamb Rescue Farm
“No dog goes cold on our watch”
👷Sarah • ARC Animal Rescue Craft  Guild Leichhardt Hub Coordinator 

📸Pictured below is ‘Buster’ wearing a warm cable knit jumper in a delightful shade of deep emerald. 🐶

To donate to our work in the floods visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods 

Between #ARC Animal Rescue Cooperative
Animal Welfare League NSW - North Coast and Willow Tree Sanctuary there are about 200 animals in displaced care - plus the ones that are directly in the community care and at @Glencogan-Pet-Motel  

🥶 DOG COATS are urgently needed for these doggos in Lismore and for dogs all around Australia now that the chill of Winter 🥶has made its presence felt. 

Can you help make some dog coats, or buy some to donate to keep the flood affected doggies warm? 
Please click in the link below for more details: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/5516868375032346/

 Volunteers on the Ground - Getting Stuff Done
🟡ARC Lismore Hub •Coordinator • Volunteers • Transporters 
👷‍♂️Rose👷‍♂️Clare 👷‍♂️Sarah  have been helping displaced pets in floods. 

ARC Craft Guild members have taken up the challenge and are busy crafting coats to send to Lismore and all over Australia 

ARC are on the ground in the flood disaster zones RIGHT NOW. 

 🆘Animals need YOUR HELP. 

Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save animal’s lives that have been affected by this flood disaster all along the East Coast of Australia.

💰 Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods

🦘🐨🐕🐈Food and support supplies are being distributed from hubs to anyone in need of animal supplies. Just make a request.
https://arcsupport.org.au/floods/

👷‍♂️If you are local to the flood zones and would like to help, please volunteer here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

ℹ️📱If you are local to the Northern Rivers, keep informed by joining your local ARC group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcnorthernrivers/

📦 If you have product to donate , please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC would like to thank our sponsors for their support during this current flood crisis, and for their ongoing support throughout the year: 

Petbarn Foundation 
#PetbarnFoundation
WIRES
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
End of Financial Year – EOFY - Tax deductible donations to help Animals in need!

You can make a tax deductible donation here - www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

A tax deductible donation that ensures that custom supportive garments and medical assistance are given directly to Wildlife Rescuers and Carers... Australia wide – Every day.

This is our BIG CALLOUT for the year for donations to help the Craft Guild!

We spend donations on Animal Rescue. 

We put money into shelters for:
Food, rescue and medical.

We spend it on postage of Craft Guild crafted items directly to carers and rescuers – all at no cost to them.

We spend it on fabric for making custom items - if the fabric needed can't be sourced through donations or freecycle. 

We are an audited charity helping animals in need. 
©ARC is part of Animal Rescue Support Incorporated ABN 25151709481 - a registered charity in Australia

The Craft Guild is a global community of innovative creators that work together to make custom supportive products for animals in need. Through this we save lives, improve care, reduce the burden on rescuers and bring global awareness to the plight of our unique and precious wildlife. 

We make craft. It saves lives.

You can make a tax deductible donation here - www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

So what do you do with all that craft? 

This is one of the most innovative and useful programs on the planet.  The Craft Guild has more than 200,000 members worldwide and as the need arises they turn out custom craft items that are physically used in day to day rescue. Everyday.

This is not a wasted effort, everything from possum palaces to joey pouches are created by people all over the world and are then used in the field. You cant buy this stuff, you can only make it . . and that’s what your craft guild does.

The ARC Craft Guild has a large team of national moderators, central clearing and logistics to get the craft where it is needed. We talk to Wildlife rescuers all day and know what they want, what seasons we are heading into and what is needed.
Then we ship the craft to them... free of charge (along with other items they may need).

Often this is the only care they have received in months, so we can be a vital lifeline to supporting them. It’s important, the work of wildlife rescuers matter.

Your tax deductible donation will help us continue supporting the wildlife rescuers who spend every day rescuing and caring for animals. 
Please donate here: - www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

 
Lets get this done. 
#eofy #eofydonations #taxdeduction #taxdeductible
⚠️Wildlife Are NOT Pets ⚠️
🖊 Please share this post/comment your experiences/thoughts 

❌Raised by a member of the public on cows milk. 
❌Passed around to be cuddled by young children...
😢Being only 900 grams...poor little Shirley would not have survived....”

This is Shirley -  a Western Grey kangaroo joey and this week’s 
⚠️Wildlife are Not Pets ⚠️ 
story comes from ❌Shane at ❌BWR in Western Australia 

Shirley’s story needs to be told, shared and re-shared to raise awareness EVERYWHERE so that the ignorant cruelty that happened to Shirley never EVER happens again to any wildlife.

Let’s continue Shirley’s story:
“Shirley got sick...so the MOP ( member of the public) who was keeping her contacted BWR...I took Shirley into care ...she was literally skin on bone...”

You can donate to help ARC continue to help wildlife like Shirley here: https://www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

“Shirley came from a very compromised beginning...
I stabilised Shirley and because in pinky season I already have so many in care ... I asked registered wildlife carer Jenny McNeill if she could take Shirley into care...Jenny  is one of the best carers I know....within a few weeks...little Shirley was thriving....and look at her now xx Thankyou Jenny “

This is a sad story that happens all too often when misguided members of the public selfishly choose to keep wildlife as household pets -  always causing suffering,  and usually resulting in a tragic outcome for those animals. Exactly as happened to this poor helpless little one. 

Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue has had many different wildlife species handed into them - when people who have tried to  keep them as pets realise that
 ‘Wildlife make Terrible Pets’ 
and that they were totally out of their depth trying to raise one. 

Western grey kangaroo joeys ... black glove wallabies...a lot of possums... and magpies - just to name a few. These animals and birds are always compromised- and often dying - by the time they are surrendered. 

In Western Australia, No-one - not registered carers or members of the public - are permitted to keep any wildlife as pets.  
If a member of the public or an unlicensed carer finds wildlife they MUST be handed over to a registered shelter, carer, vet or wildlife officer. If you don't surrender wildlife within 72 hours you will be prosecuted and fined $2000.
This is for any wildlife in your possession. You  MUST be licenced.
Wildlife carers or members of the public have to apply for, and have approved, a special licence:  “APPLICATION FOR FAUNA POSSESSING (OTHER PURPOSES)
 to enable them to keep wildlife for the purpose of rehabilitating for release into the wild.

We will keep saying it. 
⚠️Wildlife are Not Pets ⚠️
Please share this post. 
ALL wildlife need permit protection and ALL injured and orphaned wildlife need immediate care by trained, registered wildlife carers. 

Thankfully, Shirley is one of the lucky few who was rescued from this neglect and now has a happy outcome. 
From Shane: 
“Shirley has recovered and grown. She is coming back to Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue sanctuary with her brother and sister tommorow.. this will be their forever home at BWR xxxx “

But please, for Shirley’s sake and for all other wildlife, help us share her story to spread the word that:  

⚠️Wildlife Are Not (And Never Should Be) Pets ⚠️

Each one matters. 
Each one deserves safety and protection from neglect and cruelty. 
Each and every one.

Hand them over to your nearest Wildlife Shelter. 
❌Not tomorrow. 
❌Not next week. 
✅Today.

 You can donate to help ARC continue to help wildlife like Shirley  here: https://www.arcsupport.org.au/donate
 
#ARC
#ThankyouARC
#ARCCraftGuild 
#WIRES
#WildlifeareNotPets 

⚠️Wildlife Are Not (And Never Should Be) Pets ⚠️
☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline - MORE flood donations are being packed ready to go on their way (following a strict Quality Control Check 😻) with ARC volunteer 👷Tracey delivering to Cowra NSW 

To donate to our work in the floods visit: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/

⚠️NOW helping animals affected by the latest flood emergencies in Western NSW, Victoria and South Australia. 

With thanks to #PetSupportDonation from #PetbarnFoundation ARC are getting food to hungry pets STILL affected by these devastating floods 

1️⃣Our number one request from animal rescuers at the moment is for fuel and dry feed. 

There are incredible miles being done by rescuers getting to animals trapped by dangerous water and transporting them to safe care. 
They are going to need ongoing assistance for sometime in this rescue effort. 
To donate to our work in the floods visit: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/
 
☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline
 📧 Incoming • Requests for Help 
📦 Outgoing • Respond • Help • Care 🦘🐨🐕🐈‍⬛

⚠️🦘🐨🐕🐈 If you are an animal rescuer impacted by the current flood emergency and need some support for your animals, please complete the form via this link: 

🦘🐨Wildlife:
www.arcsupport.org.au/wildlife

🐕🐈Companion animals: www.arcsupport.org.au/companion

To donate to our work in the floods visit: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/

🆘Animals need YOUR HELP AGAIN🆘
Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save the lives of animals who have been affected by this latest flood emergency in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria. 

🚗 Our number one request at the moment is fuel and dry feed. There are incredible miles being done by rescuers getting animals trapped by dangerous water to safe care.
They are going to need ongoing assistance for sometime in this rescue effort.
Please donate here: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/

📦 If you have product to donate, please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

 If you are unable to donate at this moment, please:
▶️Share this post far and wide. 
▶️Share it to all of your friends and family,  and ask them to share also. 
⚠️We need to alert more people to how ARC is helping save animals by supporting rescues right across Australia⚠️
🆘We NEED more sponsors to enable us to continue saving animals🆘
 
ARC is a massive, volunteer run program that helps rescuers and animals all over Australia - in 🚨emergencies🚨and every day - 365 days a year.  
Through the amazing support of the Petbarn Foundation, WIRES, Mars Petcare Australia and Royal Canin we work non stop to help rescuers get better support and outcomes. This is important, necessary and can only happen because of the great partners and rescuers that do this work.

Lets get this done

#PetbarnFoundation
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
#victoriafloods
“I found out that Feed for Friends - the Trustums Hill Rd Hub in Woodburn - was in desperate need of animal food after I dropped off some bowls, leads etc that I had spare.”
From ARC Lismore Hub  Volunteer 👷Natasha 

To donate to our work in the floods visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods 

From ARC Lismore Hub Volunteer Rose :    

“A big crate of freshly donated blankets and a crate of warm jumpers and a load of dog food just delivered to our mates at @Feed4Friends Woodburn  for their distribution day this Saturday!!! 💛🐾
(There’s more dog food but it didn’t fit in my photo! )

Feed for Friends are based in Woodburn, about 20mins south of Lismore on the highway. 

A beautiful small town right on the river, just one of the many river towns absolutely decimated by the floods.💔

Feed for Friends do incredible, incredible work with local farm animals and livestock rescue.”  

 Lismore Hub •Coordinator • Volunteers • Transporters 
👷‍♂️Rose👷‍♂️Clare 👷‍♂️Liz 👷Natasha 

#ARC are on the ground in the flood disaster zones RIGHT NOW. 

 🆘Animals need YOUR HELP 🆘

Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save animal’s lives that have been affected by this flood disaster all along the East Coast of Australia.

💰 Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods

🦘🐨🐕🐈Food and support supplies are being distributed from hubs to anyone in need of animal supplies. Just make a request.
https://arcsupport.org.au/floods/

👷‍♂️If you are local to the flood zones and would like to help, please volunteer here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

ℹ️📱If you are local to the Northern Rivers, keep informed by joining your local ARC group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcnorthernrivers/

📦 If you have product to donate , please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC would like to thank our sponsors for their support during this current flood crisis, and for their ongoing support throughout the year: 

@Petbarn Foundation 
#PetbarnFoundation
@WIRES.wildlife.rescue
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
This is Miracle, you can read about her story on our page. Miracle was rescued during the floods and has certainly beaten all the odds to make it so far
TONGA - LARGE SUPPLY LOAD TO MAFF CLINIC AT TOKOMOLOLO - ANIMAL RESCUE COOPERATIVE -  AID SHIPMENT TO TONGA! 

ARC Tsunami Aid has arrived on the main island, Tongatapu - ready for distribution throughout the villages and to the Outer Islands ❤️

Thank you to everyone who donated and made this happen ❤️
#RoyalCanin
#PetbarnFoundation
#ThankYouARC
#TongaAnimalWelfareSociety
#TAWS
📸Orphan lamb rescue farm
🆘WHAT’S NEEDED MOST🆘
ARC Craft Hub Update •22/7/2022

🧶🧵🐨AT THE HUB! 🏠📦🦘🐾
💛The Animal Rescue Craft Guild Hub is proudly supported by:
⭐️WIRES
⭐️Animal Rescue Cooperative 
⭐️The Mini Kitty Commune

We have just completed our stock take at The ARC Craft Hub, and can now tell you exactly:
🆘What’s Needed Most🆘

Can you help keep the animals safe and warm by making any of these? 

🧵Sewists🧵

1️⃣ Rescue Basket Kits - These are most, most needed‼️
⚠️Please make the liner and three 3️⃣ mats 
🛑NOTE: The Drawstring bag is NOT required  
➡️Get the pattern here: https://craftguild.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ARCCG-Rescue-Basket-Packs-Stretch-liner.pdf

2️⃣ Hanging Joey Bags 
☀️Day and 🌙Night - 
Sizes:
🦘Large/Kangaroo 
➡️Get the pattern here: https://craftguild.org.au/2020/05/05/hanging-joey-bag/

🦘🦘XL/Roo 
➡️Get the pattern here: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/2994426883943187/

🟡We are needing mostly ☀️ Day bags - but 🌙Night are welcome as well. 
🛑⚠️We have a large stock of 
🦘M/ Wallaby size hanging bags at present - please don’t make these⚠️🛑

3️⃣ 3D Hanging Bags
Sizes:
🦘🦘Large/Kanga
🦘🦘🦘XL/Roo 
We mostly need Large size, but for those who want to wrangle something larger, XL's are a good challenge. ⚠️Just remember - the bigger the bag, the stronger the outer fabric needs to be!⚠️
➡️ Get the pattern here:
https://craftguild.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sew-ARCCG-3D-Hanging-Bag.pdf

4️⃣ Portholes Bags
Sizes:
🦘M 
🦘🦘L 
🦘🦘🦘XL
➡️Get the patterns here: https://craftguild.org.au/2022/01/02/porthole-bags/
 
5️⃣ 🦘Joey Pouches - 
We need sizes: 
🟡Small
🟡Medium Large 
🟡Large   
🟡X-Large 
** If you could please make Pouch Sets - pouch plus 3  liners - and ⚠️Remember - liners MUST be 100% cotton flannelette OR 100% soft cotton ( to protect fragile baby skin) and please remember to use French Seams for the liners - HINT: Hem the top of the liner BEFORE French seaming for a smoother finish)
⚠️Please note ⚠️
When making all size pouches, the **OUTERS are made the SAME width as the LINERS**
We have been getting a few lately where the outer is much narrower than the inner. 
To sum up: 
🟡the OUTER is the same 📏 width as the LINER and generally cut ✂️ 5cm shorter than the liner.
➡️Get the patterns here: 
https://craftguild.org.au/2020/05/04/joey-pouches/

6️⃣ Possum hanging bags - great for using up small amounts of fabric! 
➡️Get the pattern here:
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/3251671021552104/

7️⃣ Quilted Nests
If anyone fancies a challenge we’ve had a few requests for quilted nests 
➡️Get the pattern at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/2993249007394308/

☸️Crocheters☸️

🟣Possum Palaces  - these are always in high demand and much loved by carers and possums alike! 
🟣Possum Pods - we have a reasonable stock of these at present , however they are still appreciated ⚠️NOTE: When making pods, PLEASE ensure that the opening is big enough to get a medium sized hand ➕PLUS a baby possum through. 
I would suggest 12cm diameter MINIMUM.⚠️

➡️Get the patterns here: And Thank you Carlene! Yes! Possum Palaces and Pods are in great demand for possums displaced or orphaned by the floods  
You can get the patterns here: https://craftguild.org.au/2020/05/10/possum-pods-palaces/
Possum Pods & Palaces - ARC Craft Guild

🟣Nests - For when your hands need a break from the palaces! 
Sizes: 
🟣Small and 
🟣Medium 
➡️Get the patterns here: https://craftguild.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ARCCG-Crochet-Nest-Pattern.pdf

🧶Knitters🧶

🐑 Knitted lamb jumpers. 
There is a  huge need for these in Tasmania at present. Carers there are being slammed with abandoned newborn lambs already.

Get the pattern here ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/5528466817205835/

🐶Dog coats
Sizes:
🐕L
🐕🐕🐕3XL
Big coats please! We have a good supply of smaller sizes now thanks to the wonderful response we received to our Dog Coat Callout ❤️
🅿️ Patterns - there are many free dog coat patterns available online - please use your favourite 🐕‍🦺

🧶Small Knitted Blankets 
⏹ - between 50cm and 100cm square - these are an ideal way to use up leftover wool by sewing together smaller squares made from scrap wool. And they are always in demand for all kinds of animals in care. 
➡️To get the pattern: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/2952912294761313/

You can find these Patterns and more here : https://craftguild.org.au/all-files
And for more information about the Craft Guild, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/permalink/5007858302600025/

📦 If you have craft to send in, please complete the Craft Donation link below and one of our Craft Team will be in touch to let you know where to send it. Keep an eye on your ‘spam’ email in case it ends up there 🙃
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

🐨🐕🦘🐈 🦜 Animal rescues/carers: 
You can request any craft that you are needing for the animals in your care by completing the details on this link. One of our craft team members will be in contact with you. Please check your spam email in case their reply goes there 😊
https://arcsupport.org.au/craft/

Thank you from all of us at Animal Rescue Craft Guild and from 
Sarah and Maree at The Hub. ❤️

#AnimalRescueCraftGuild
#craftguild  #ARCCG
#MiniKittyCommune  #MKC
#AnimalRescueCooperative  #ARC
#WIRES
We have received a nice note and thank you photo from Wendy at Fauna Rescue Whitsundays:

“Thank you so much for my care package. You are an amazing group of people & what you & your volunteers do is fantastic & much appreciated. 
I have attached a photo of my fur babies enjoying there new bags. Once again thank you so much for what you do.”
#WIRES 
#animalrescuecraftguild
#ARCCG
#youdidthis
Bra Hooks. Possibly one of the coolest requests this year. A wonderful request from @Gerang Gerang Wildlife

Stacey Whitehorse, one of the nicest conversations of the day. 

"The Wimmera river has been flooding and displacing reptiles and turtles in particular.  I need some reptile and turtle food if you have some. We have several turtles and reptiles in care.

I need bra hooks to repair turtle shells. Funny request l know. Maybe someone can help with the request?

So here is why.

Stacey learned about this methods as part of many years of wildlife care and attending global and local courses over the years.

When treating fractured turtle shells, it’s important for experts to stabilize the injury. Unstable fractures are painful for animals—just as they are for humans—and mobile shell fragments also will not heal. But there aren’t many specialized tools for treating severe turtle wounds.

You get creative

Enter the humble bra clasp. Wildlife experts glue the hooks and eyes of the clasps to opposite sides of a fracture, then wind a zip tie around the clasps to make sure the shells stay in place. Once the shells have mended, the clasps are removed and the turtles are released back into the wild.

Stacey had only one request. About $75 in marine food and some bra hooks. For a rescue doing such amazing work she didnt want to ask for much.

So we asked "what would be the one thing you have tried to get and cant"

A $200 night camera for catching vision of owls. That was all. She had asked with an agency but not been successful.

So off we went and fundraised an awesome owl camera. This will make a huge difference to the work at the shelter and we got to hear about the turtles and the bra hooks.

You can learn all about this amazing rescuer here - https://www.geranggerungwildlifeshelter.com/

Stacey thank you for everything you do and what you teach others about saving animals!
Morning! For those who watched @The ProjectTV  on Sunday,you may have seen Leisa and Gidge being interviewed. ( if you missed it- you catch up here: https://fb.watch/dMVr45-hgr/ ) 

We’ve been helping these two since the beginning and I just love them both so much. 
Their lives were changed forever when the floods deluged Leisa and Gidge’s home in February. 

To donate to our work in the floods visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods 

Anyway, I’m just about to take some freshly donated warm blankets over to them now. 

Gidge sent me this photo as a thank you.

She’s an older gal with big heart problems. So she always gets a few extra special smooches from me.”

⬆️This morning’s update from ARC Lismore Hub Volunteer 👷Rose 

See our original story on Gidget here: https://www.facebook.com/105833087425441/posts/pfbid02HtHM5jKW35nNUYwa7XtdWg1M1EyP9rKokMx8mr5NVBxBsB3658DXfoPZzi2AiBPl/?d=n

ARC are STILL on the ground in the flood disaster zones RIGHT NOW. 

 🆘Animals need YOUR HELP. 

Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save animal’s lives that have been affected by this flood disaster all along the East Coast of Australia.

💰 Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods

🦘🐨🐕🐈Food and support supplies are being distributed from hubs to anyone in need of animal supplies. Just make a request.
https://arcsupport.org.au/floods/

👷‍♂️If you are local to the flood zones and would like to help, please volunteer here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

ℹ️📱If you are local to the Northern Rivers, keep informed by joining your local ARC group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcnorthernrivers/

📦 If you have product to donate , please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC would like to thank our sponsors for their support during this current flood crisis, and for their ongoing support throughout the year: 

Petbarn Foundation 
#PetbarnFoundation
触ってゆらゆら楽しい一筆書きの針金アート「アニメート・ワイヤーズ」
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
📣ARC are providing food for dogs and cats of families and communities in need at Lockyer Community Centre in Queensland with a pet food donation collected from ARC Brisbane Hub!
🟡ARC Gets Food to Hungry Dogs and Cats  - right across Australia 🐕 🐈‍⬛🇦🇺 🐕🐈

🟡ARC’s mission is to save animals by supporting rescue. 
We are changing the face of animal rescue - for the good of all.

Can YOU help us make a change for the good? - your support WILL change lives and save lives. 
Please donate here:
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

🐕ARC Companion Animal Rescue Program - #OutreachSupport 🐾
🤝“Helping to feed animals of families and communities during times of crisis through our partnerships with trusted Outreach Support Organisations.”🤝
 
#ARCCompanionAnimalRescueProgram is supporting animals in:
✅Rescues ✅Pounds 
✅Shelters ✅Outreach Support Organisations 
With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺 
 
From Lockyer Community Centre:
“Thanks to Animal Rescue Cooperative we have more happy faces. From their lovely support to our community.”
 
Thank you to all the volunteers that support our work, and sponsors that help us pay the bills. 

🆘We need more sponsors to enable us to continue saving animals 🆘

 1️⃣ 💰If you would like to sponsor our work please click here - your support is very much appreciated: 
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

 2️⃣ If you are unable to donate at this moment, please:
▶️Share this post far and wide. 
▶️Share it to all of your friends and family,  and ask them to share also. 

⚠️We need to alert more people about how ARC is helping save animals by supporting rescues right across Australia⚠️

🐕🐈‍⬛If your outreach or rescue organisation needs food, log a request here www.arcsupport.org.au/companion and we will add you to the list.

📦 If you are a vendor or manufacturer and have products to donate to help animals click here and let us know https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC is a massive, volunteer run program that helps rescuers and animals all over Australia. Through the amazing support of Petbarn, WIRES and Royal Canin we work non stop to help rescuers get better support and outcomes. This is important, necessary and can only happen because of the great partners and rescuers that do this work.

Lets get this done

Thank you to: 
#PetbarnFoundation
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetCare
#ThankYouARC
for continuing to support these important programs for those in need.
“This is 14 year old ladies’ man, Thomas - who SWAM HIS WAY through flood waters to be rescued“

Thomas’ owner, Ina is so thankful for what the ARC Flood Support Animal Foster team did for Thomas.”

To donate to our work in the floods visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods 

From ARC Lismore Hub volunteer 👷Chelsea:

“I just received a beautiful phone call with a very happy ending and thought I would share 🙂 
One of our flood cats - 14 year old ladies’ man Thomas - who SWAM HIS WAY through flood waters to be rescued and taken to Goonellabah vets, was placed with a beautiful Byron Bay foster carer, Sandra,  in mid March.

 I just got a call from his extremely grateful owner Ina,  to say ❤️they're back in their home in Lismore and Thomas is settling back in with them really well. 

Ina is so thankful for what the ARC Flood Support Animal Foster team did. 

She said it made their life so much easier knowing Thomas was with a loving, peaceful foster family. 

The foster carer wouldn't accept any money so Ina is making a donation to ARC in gratitude for the much needed support. AWESOME WORK, TEAM! ❤”

Volunteers on the Ground - Getting Stuff Done
🟡ARC Lismore Hub Volunteer • Transporter • 
👷‍♂️Chelsea 👷Rose 👷Clare 

#ARC are on the ground in the flood disaster zones RIGHT NOW. 

 🆘Animals need YOUR HELP 🆘

Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save animal’s lives that have been affected by this flood disaster all along the East Coast of Australia.

💰 Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods

🐕🐈Food and support supplies are being distributed from hubs to anyone in need of animal supplies. Just make a request.
https://arcsupport.org.au/floods/

👷‍♂️If you are local to the flood zones and would like to help, please volunteer here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

📦 If you have product to donate , please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC would like to thank our sponsors for their support during this current flood crisis, and for their ongoing support throughout the year: 

@Petbarn/ Foundation 
#PetbarnFoundation @WIRES.wildlife.rescue/
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
Just Cats are an important major rescue group in Tasmania. Anyone who takes on council and trapping work deserves all the support they can get as it is a real and very hard job.

Just cats run programs and support at scale. They are a community-oriented organisation with a mission to advance the welfare of all cats and kittens by:

- providing shelter, food, veterinary treatment, affection and security to rescued, abandoned or surrendered cats and kittens
facilitating adoptions

 - providing boarding facilities, including crisis care
promoting responsible cat ownership in the Tasmanian community through education, training and support.

We were so grateful to have Just cats visit the hub yesterday and we managed to cram the Getz full of supplies and support for the team, as much litter as we could fit, some mixed medical and gloves and of course a UV torch.

The hub team is working across every rescuer in Tasmania large and small, and for us it is a priveledge to be able to support them with small help when we can.

Thank you to Rachel and all the Just Cats team for visiting!
#PetbarnFoundation #ThankYouARC
Rescue Cats Safe Haven is one of the longest friendships we've had in Tasmania. When ARC first started (long before the fires) in 2019, we reached out to Tasmania first and already knew Lesley from her work helping in NSW rescuers. From there we set up with Trish and Lesley the first ARC hubs in Australia along with Bec in Adelaide.

Yes, our first hubs were in Tasmania and Radelaide. Long before the fires.

Anyway, having the team come by today to do a pickup was awesome, this is still pulling from the enormous support load we've had come in from Rebecca, Joey, Sarah and the team over to ARC Tassie.

RCSH is one of the most well regarded and awesome rescuers in Tasmania. They also work very closely in helping others in rescue everywhere.

As with all the pickups it's litter, a bit of food (more to come we hope), UV torches and some helpful equipment for shelter work.

Thank you again for dropping over to the hub today!

#PetbarnFoundation #ThankYouARC See less
Update 27/11 - the author of the survey has since updated it to be clear of the intentions of the survey and reduce the panic/noise that it has created. So we have now updated this post.

The author would not be aware that people have contacted the vendors in absolute panic asking if they need to stop feeding milk or if their milk is causing cataracts.

This has caused significant personal harm to the small businesses involved and absolute distress for the individuals who created them. As well as rescuers who are second guessing if they are poisoning their animals before anything has even been proven. 

Given the changes made, this post has been changed. We hope who the author is thinks about wording and considers the impact on others who are already struggling, and something like this sends them over the edge. 

Survey's are great, should be more of them, wording is important so it doesnt just speculate, damage the sector and in this case, a vendor/individual that gives a lot of free support to wildlife carers and bends over backwards to help.

Have some empathy for others and what you do to them. Wildlife rescue does not need to be a contact sport. 

##Update - for the record, ARC does not receive any funds or free milk from the vendor involved (and even if we did, we would give it to rescuers)## 

---------------
Updated Post

We've been made aware of a survey going around Wildlife carers about Milk

We aren't going to share the link to the survey so that people dont get caught up in it, but enough wildlife carers have seen it to be aware. The landing page is completely anonymous, there is no way to track the who made it.

As a very well known Kangaroo rescuer said

—If it was Created by a reputable educational institution they would put their name to it.

—They would also know that the cause of cataracts is more complex than milk formulas and not this simplistic approach.

— the implication that specific milks cause health issues can damage businesses providing a service to wildlife carers.

You do not need to change your formula because an anonymous website wrote a survey.

Please feel free to share with all other Wildlife carers.
Receipts and sponsorship changes - click below

This time of the year people will want to get copies of receipts and change/check sponsorships. You can do that here
https://arcsupport.org.au/receipts 

You can update your details and check your regular support for Animals and ARC at that link. All the work ARC does comes from your help and sponsorships, and we continue to work hard every month to help more.

Thank you for your support of ARC and the animals and rescuers we assist.
⚠️Wildlife Are NOT Pets ⚠️
“These two bubs came into care today..They were abandoned  at a rental property in Collie WA...the people ..just left them...💔”

🖊 Please share this post/comment your experiences/thoughts 

This week’s story comes from Shane at @BridgetownWildlifeRescue in Western Australia 

“This is Candy and Socks - two Western Grey Kangaroo joeys 🦘❤️ 🦘 

Their story needs to be told, shared and re-shared to raise awareness EVERYWHERE so that the ignorant cruelty that happened to Candy and Socks never EVER happens again to any wildlife.

Let's hear their story:
“The little boy Socks, is 9 kgs and the little girl Candy is 6 kgs..
Both should still be with their mum 💔
In the wild, they would be spending  1 -2 hours out of her pouch.  Still under their  Mum’s supervision.  They would be having  multiple feeds a day. 

The lovely lady who runs the farm found them in the abandoned house .....and her beautiful  daughter brought them to me today   

Until a carer could be found, the next door neighbour who is 83..went over to the house..and lit the pot belly stove for them every night..because it was so cold...
She fed them a bottle in the morning and one at night....from the biolac she found in the house.. 
What a beautiful lady to do this...

I asked the ladies daughter  to name the bubs....The little girl is Candy..and the boy is Socks...

They are a little scared..but doing ok...xx”
  
You can donate to help ARC continue to help wildlife like Candy and Socks here: https://www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

This is a sad story that happens all too often when misguided members of the public selfishly choose to keep wildlife as household pets -  always causing suffering,  and usually resulting in a tragic outcome for those animals. Exactly as happened to this poor helpless little one. 

Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue has had many different wildlife species handed into them - when people who have tried to  keep them as pets realise that ‘Wildlife make Terrible Pets’ and that they were totally out of their depth trying to raise one. 
Western grey kangaroo joeys ... black glove wallabies...a lot of possums... and magpies - just to name a few. These animals and birds are always compromised- and often dying - by the time they are surrendered. 

In Western Australia, No-one - not registered carers or members of the public - are permitted to keep any wildlife as pets.  
If a member of the public or an unlicensed carer finds wildlife they MUST be handed over to a registered shelter, carer, vet or wildlife officer. If you don't surrender wildlife within 72 hours you will be prosecuted and fined $2000.
This is for any wildlife in your possession. You  MUST be licenced.
Wildlife carers or members of the public have to apply for, and have approved, a special licence:  “APPLICATION FOR FAUNA POSSESSING (OTHER PURPOSES)
 to enable them to keep wildlife for the purpose of rehabilitating for release into the wild.

We will keep saying it. 
⚠️Wildlife are Not Pets ⚠️
Please share this post. 
ALL wildlife need permit protection and ALL injured and orphaned wildlife need immediate care by trained, registered wildlife carers. 

Thankfully,  Candy and Sox are two of the lucky few who have been rescued from this neglect and now have a happy outcome. 

But please, for their sake and for all other wildlife, help us share their story to spread the word that:  
⚠️Wildlife Are Not (And Never Should Be) Pets ⚠️
Each one matters. 
Each one deserves safety and protection from neglect and cruelty. 
Each and every one.

Hand them over to your nearest Wildlife Shelter. 
❌Not tomorrow. 
❌Not next week. 
✅Today.

You can donate to help ARC continue to help wildlife like Candy and Socks here: https://www.arcsupport.org.au/donate
 
#ARC
#ThankyouARC
#ARCCraftGuild 
#WIRES
#WildlifeareNotPets 

⚠️Wildlife Are Not (And Never Should Be) Pets ⚠️
Photo courtesy of Dianne ARC Wagga Wagga
A local Community food pantry and garage sale/open day? 
✅Count Jo and Maxi from ARC Gippsland Victoria Hub in! 😊🐕

Let's hear about the day from ARC Gippsland Hub coordinator Jo:
“Today Maxi and I handed out pet food for households in our local Wellington Shire to take home and feed their animals

We had FOOD:
🐕Big dog
🐶Small dog 
🐈😽Adult cat and baby cat

🦟Flea, Tick and Worm treatment 

🪀Cat and dog toys

🐕Assorted Dog chews and treats 

🐈‍⬛Kitty litter trays, bowls, leads and collars

🐰🐻‍❄️Rabbit and Guinea pig food packaged in our custom easy to carry ARC bags. 
We had lots of Guinea pig and rabbits as pets come along on the day. 

🛍Pet Goodie Bags filled with stickers, food, treats and toys 

With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺 

💰If you would like to sponsor our work please click here - you will be changing and saving lives: 
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

Thank you to: 
#PetbarnFoundation 
#RoyalCanin
#MarsPetcare
#ProudlyMars 
#ThankYouARC
#ARCGippsland 
 for continuing support these important programs for those in need.
Eightball the Great Dane!
CALLOUT! URGENT NEED! ORPHAN JOEYS NEED YOUR HELP!🦘🫵🦘We need LARGE size🦘🦘🦘JOEY POUCH SETS!

The ARC Craft Hub have recently received a great many requests for the large size pouch sets...and now we have got only one large pouch set left! 

There has been an increase in the number of orphaned and injured joeys coming into care due to road trauma, and they desperately need the warmth and security of a soft and cosy pouch to help them in their recovery. 

This large size pouch suits just furred kangaroos and wallabies - little babies around six months old.
 
** If you could please make Pouch Sets - pouch plus 3  liners - and ⚠️Remember - liners MUST be 100% cotton flannelette OR 100% soft cotton ( to protect fragile baby skin) and please remember to use French Seams for the liners - HINT: Hem the top of the liner BEFORE French seaming for a smoother finish)
⚠️Please note ⚠️
When making all size pouches, the **OUTERS are made the SAME width as the LINERS**
We have been getting a few lately where the outer is much narrower than the inner. 
To sum up: 
🟡the OUTER is the same 📏 width as the LINER and generally cut ✂️ 5cm shorter than the liner.
➡️Get the patterns here: 
https://craftguild.org.au/2020/05/04/joey-pouches/

📦 When you have completed your pouch sets, and are ready to sent them in, please complete the Craft Donation link below and one of our Craft Team will be in touch to let you know where to send it. Keep an eye on your ‘spam’ email in case it ends up there 🙃
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

🐨🐕🦘🐈 🦜 Animal rescues/carers: 
You can request any craft that you are needing for the animals in your care by completing the details on this link. One of our craft team members will be in contact with you. Please check your spam email in case their reply goes there 😊
https://arcsupport.org.au/craft/

💵 DONATING: Maybe you’re not a crafter but would like to support our work? Donations assist with our postage costs to send craft and medical supplies  to carers all around Australia free of charge,  and also to assist carers and rescuers to purchase essential items for the animals. 

🆘We NEED donations to support our work and help animals in need🆘

Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/craftguild

Thank you from all of us at Animal Rescue Craft Guild and from 
Sarah and Maree at The Hub. ❤️

#AnimalRescueCraftGuild
#craftguild  #ARCCG
#MiniKittyCommune  #MKC
#AnimalRescueCooperative  #ARC
#WIRES

📸 of “Niamh“- meaning ‘radiant’ in Irish by  Shane Williams at Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue Inc
Australia Zoo medical n stuff donation - thank you to the awesome team!

We had an awesome run and donation over to the team at Australia Zoo this week, apologies for the low tech method of record keeping (yes, this goes into a real system) but we had a massive 5 pallets of medical to work through.

If you have product you want to donate to help animals hit this link www.arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct

Australia Zoo do not receive any government funding.  We were totally grateful to be able to meet the team and get supplies over to them as trauma season continues.

Rebecca from BARN in yesterday morning to help us go through all the medical donations this week and turn it around fast to get out the door. Donation stock turns are important, in one hand and out the other, straight to the animals that need them.

To donate to ARC hit this link www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

Rebecca also took some medical stuff with her (unfortunately no photos were taken as we had 5 pallets to go through) and it was a busy run.

We get some awesome visitors to the ARC Hubs and being able to help out the team at Australia Zoo is one of the many amazeballs parts of a great week. Thank you everyone for supporting ARC and animals in rescue.
📸Small Paws Animal Rescue
Support for Tonga continues long after the volcano that devastated the island has been forgotten. The damage to the community is extensive and supply lines are only now recovering.

You can donate to this project here. https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/tonga/

Thanks to Royal Canin, Petbarn foundation and hundreds of donors, medical supplies and even Wildlife support orgs we have been able to get another container load of supplies to the island.
Joey from the Gippsland hub team arranged this massive load of a full container from the team. 

This was no easy feat with huge supply loads coming into the Gippo superhub and then outbounded to container ship for supply. It's a big job!

Where does it go? The team at Tonga Animal Welfare Society immediately get it out to help animals in need, with a massive redistribution across the island in FTW support, food, medical visits and support for locals.  
You can see some of that work here https://www.facebook.com/Tonga-Animal-Welfare.../photos/...

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for helping the team and supporting animals in Tonga in this national emergency.
📣ARC are feeding cats at Sydney Street Cats with a food donation collected from ARC Leichhardt Hub! 

ARC - Getting Food to Hungry Dogs and Cats - right across Australia 🐕🐈‍⬛ 🇦🇺 🐈‍⬛🐕 through our 
🟡ARC Companion Animal Rescue Program 🐾🐕
Supporting:
✅Rescues ✅Pounds ✅Shelters ✅Outreach Support Organisations 

🟡ARC’s mission is to save animals by supporting rescue. 
We are changing the face of animal rescue - for the good of all.

Can YOU help us make a change for the good? - animals lives WILL be changed - and saved - with your support.
Please💰donate here: 
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

Here is Kerin from Sydney Street Cats:
“Thank you so much ARC for the wonderful food and other goodies for our rescue cats 🐈 they will be thrilled 😁 “

See Sydney Street Cats Facebook post here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1128326991061459&id=232990810595086

With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺 
 
Thank you to all the volunteers that support our work, and sponsors that help us pay the bills. 

🆘We NEED more sponsors to enable us to continue saving animals 🆘

 1️⃣ 💰If you would like to sponsor our work please click here - you will be changing and saving lives: 
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

 2️⃣ If you are unable to donate at this moment, please:
▶️Share this post far and wide. 
▶️Share it to all of your friends and family,  and ask them to share also. 

⚠️We need to alert more people about how ARC is helping save animals by supporting rescues right across Australia⚠️

🐕🐈If your rescue organisation needs food, log a request here www.arcsupport.org.au/companion and we will add you to the list.

📦If you are a vendor or manufacturer and have products to donate to help animals click here and let us know https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

ARC is a massive, volunteer run program that helps rescuers and animals all over Australia. Through the amazing support of the Petbarn Foundation, WIRES and Royal Canin we work non stop to help rescuers get better support and outcomes. This is important, necessary and can only happen because of the great partners and rescuers that do this work.

Lets get this done

Thank you to: 
#PetbarnFoundation 
#RoyalCanin
#MarsPetcare
#ProudlyMars 
#ThankYouARC
 for continuing support these important programs for those in need.
📣 Meanwhile in Leichhardt NSW, hungry dogs and cats of the clients  of OzHarvest Market Waterloo are getting food delivered by our ARC hub coordinator Sarah and the team. 
Oz Harvest Market Waterloo is a community food pantry supporting an area of high density social housing 
❤️🐶🐈

To sponsor our work visit:
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

Oz Harvest Waterloo have reported an increased need for help recently: 

“We have had a growing demand for relief. 

About 400 people come through the Waterloo site every day, market manager Zuzana Droppa says.

"We have seen the need increase exponentially in the last few months, especially since there were issues with floods," she says.

 With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia 
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺

#PetbarnFoundation #RoyalCanin #MarsPetcare #ProudlyMars #ThankYouARC
Gertrude a Tawny

Released after two nights from the floods.

Gertrude was found in a low tree unable to move due to her feathers being so wet from the rain.

She came in to care and enjoyed a few days in the warmth to dry out and get her strength back before being released a few days later
“…and I just wanted all these lovely crafters, and the fabulous people that organised them, to know how much it's so very appreciated, I've seen it first hand from this end. ❤️ 
📣 • Kim Butler Volunteer at ACT Wildlife 

Hi Animal Rescue Cooperative Craft Guild Crafters! 
I hope that you enjoy reading some  feedback from some of our dedicated carers about the beautiful and lifesaving craft you make ❤️ 

📣• From Janelle Olivia 
Owner and full time carer at Taswild

“My goodness you are a skilled & generous bunch of people! 💓
A little care package from #arctasmania arrived in the post this morning & it's absolutely perfect for my current tiny tot. 
He's a little Australian spider monkey AKA tiny baby brushtail possum joey. (I've called him Spidey 💙)
Weighing only 186g and on 3-4 hourly feeds he's going to love having all these amazing little possum houses to play and sleep in when he gets bigger!
But right now, he's straight in the Jebba snuggle sack. My oh my don't I wish they came in human sizes! 

Thank you so much crafters. These are perfect! How can I possum-bly thank you (see what I did there 😆)”

📣 • From Kim Butler
Volunteer at ACT Wildlife: 

“It is a most wonderful thing that you all crafters do for these precious little ones and I know their carers really love and appreciate them so much ❤️ 
I have been there when carers have received the incredible pouches you beautiful people make for them and they are so appreciative and heart is warmed with love ❤️ you should all be very proud, thank you!! Xx

They do mean so much to carers , saves them not only money and time but I know they really appreciate the love that goes into making each and every one! 
To have so many lovely new pouches for their babies in care 💕 knowing they can put that mountain of washing off a bit lol and even throw out some of the very well worn or overly soiled and partly destroyed ones, knowing they have so many more to use now. 

It's a real delight to see the joy of them receiving such wonderful gifts. It's better than any Christmas ive seen. 😆 and I just wanted all these lovely crafters, and the fabulous people that organised them, know how much it's so very appreciated, I've seen it first hand from this end. ❤️ I just want to say Thank you all, you are loved for what you do. ❤️”

📣 • From Janelle Olivia:

“Kim Butler not to mention, knowing that the little critters we have are so warm and toasty and comfortable because of the crafters skills and dedication to nailing these amazing designs! Saves us so much time having to come up with something suitable. 💚”

Thank you to all of our Craft Guild members who give their time and talent to make items to help the animals. 
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this feedback from some of our dedicated carers ❤️ 

#AnimalRescueCraftGuild
#craftguild  #ARCCG
#MiniKittyCommune  #MKC
#AnimalRescueCooperative  #ARC
#WIRES
WIRES is the largest donor to Animal Rescue in Australia. One of the key programs they help with is Medical and Craft support across the country.

Please share this story as everyone should know about the craft guild and it's work with WIRES to help animals.

The WIRES and ARC medical/craft program has run for over 2 years now and tracks an astonishing amount of support across the country. From our hubs we ship out a tonnage (literally tons) of hand made crafted items that you cant buy, customised for possums, joeys and all sorts of Wildlife.

WIRES and ARC also ship medical. A lot of medical. Supplies of syringes, fluids, rescue kits, field dressings. Enormous amounts of support supplies are sent to wildlife carers all over the country with only two questions asked.

 - Do you have animals
 - Do you need help?

If you need medical, craft or small wildlife supplies log a request here at www.arcsupport.org.au/wildlife - thats the Wildlife support queue WIRES helps sponsor 

The craft guild is the largest group of it's type on the planet. This is not a made up number. Over 200 thousand members and thousands of contributors supporting the creation of crafted items for animals all over the country. It's big. When we recently did the callout for making support items in the floods we were talking "shipping containers" big. 

Everyone in the Craft Guild matters. We track a mammoth amount of support from our Wildlife and WIRES partnership. You can see the stats on the dashboard here. 

https://arcsupport.org.au/wiresdashboard/

WIRES is the largest donor to Wildlife rescue groups in Australia, this is an undisputed fact. Tens of millions have been assigned and spent in causes all over Australia.  

This is a lot of small support projects ranging from medical supplies and craft through to larger support items when we can afford it. This funding comes from many sources in donations including WIRES and others. 

You can also donate to help the Wildlife rescuers we support here www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

Why did WIRES pick ARC for this project? We have capacity already, we have invested in supporting facilities and bring quality partners to shore up the load. We also have Wildlife experts on team who know what to do.

What do we do with/for WIRES.

ARC's role in life is an agile support ground team for rescuers. Because of the work we do with small rescue and our hubs we can reach out fast to hot spots and help rescuers grow sustainably. 
We also have the direct day to day positive engagement with hundreds of rescuers. When time/funding is right we can action that help either ourselves, through sponsors and with WIRES. This helps them see places that need focus and offer to help.

What do WIRES do for ARC?

The knowledge and buy in of WIRES in NSW is immeasurable. They are not just "the biggest in the country" but the carers have decades of experience, contacts, skills, field work and quality you cannot get by turning up in the last year. This means we can be more effective in what we do to help across all of rescue.

When someone sees a WIRES logo on a hub or on an email it means quality. Quality training, systems, processes and hundreds of animals in direct care. They bring credibility to anyone they work with. WIRES has the systems, experience and processes that many dont.

 #arcfrontline #thankyouarc
George now after more than three months in care ❤️
This is Mum and Bub Brushtail. Rescued during the floods. Mum was extremely emaciated and weak and we were unsure if she would make it.
Mum has now fully recovered her weight is maintained and her strength is back and they are going back for release tomorrow.
☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline - MORE ARC flood donation loads ARE ON THEIR WAY via volunteer transport to: Cowra Pet Rescue and Rehoming - delivered by ARC👷Volunteer Heather
 
This is the second volunteer run to Cowra, thanks to the lovely Heather, a long time MKC volunteer who was heading to Cowra to see family! 
This time bringing supplies for flood affected residents of local communities including Boorowa. 

⚠️ARC are helping animals affected by the latest flood emergencies in Western NSW, Victoria and South Australia. 

With thanks to #PetSupportDonation from #PetbarnFoundation ARC are getting food to hungry pets STILL affected by these devastating floods 

1️⃣Our number one request from animal rescuers at the moment is for fuel and dry feed. 

There are incredible miles being done by rescuers getting to animals trapped by dangerous water and transporting them to safe care. 
They are going to need ongoing assistance for sometime in this rescue effort. 
To donate to our work in the floods visit: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/
 
☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline
 📧 Incoming • Requests for Help 
📦 Outgoing • Respond • Help • Care 🦘🐨🐕🐈‍⬛

⚠️🦘🐨🐕🐈 If you are an animal rescuer impacted by the current flood emergency and need some support for your animals, please complete the form via this link: 

🦘🐨Wildlife:
www.arcsupport.org.au/wildlife

🐕🐈Companion animals: www.arcsupport.org.au/companion

To donate to our work in the floods visit: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/

🆘Animals need YOUR HELP AGAIN🆘
Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save the lives of animals who have been affected by this latest flood emergency in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria. 

🚗 Our number one request at the moment is fuel and dry feed. There are incredible miles being done by rescuers getting animals trapped by dangerous water to safe care.
They are going to need ongoing assistance for sometime in this rescue effort.
Please donate here: https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floodsnov/

📦 If you have product to donate, please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

 If you are unable to donate at this moment, please:
▶️Share this post far and wide. 
▶️Share it to all of your friends and family,  and ask them to share also. 
⚠️We need to alert more people to how ARC is helping save animals by supporting rescues right across Australia⚠️
🆘We NEED more sponsors to enable us to continue saving animals🆘
 
ARC is a massive, volunteer run program that helps rescuers and animals all over Australia - in 🚨emergencies🚨and every day - 365 days a year.  
Through the amazing support of the Petbarn Foundation, WIRES, Mars Petcare Australia and Royal Canin we work non stop to help rescuers get better support and outcomes. This is important, necessary and can only happen because of the great partners and rescuers that do this work.

Lets get this done

#PetbarnFoundation
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022
#victoriafloods
Blanchetown SA. We need your help.

We were notified this morning of a number of Echidna's and other native Australian Fauna stranded in rising floodwaters in South Australia.  We are looking for local rescuers/locals that can help assess and if need, go get them.

If you can help and you are local, comment or hit the volunteer link below and we will make contact.

Volunteer here - https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/ or comment below

The landowner has given full permission. We just need people in the area to help.

-The site is near Blanchetown SA. 
-It is on an island in the Murray.
-It is probably one of many with stranded animals

This is the note from the local lady who owns the property. 

I feel helpless and beyond sad. I have an island on my property that is going under flood waters in Blanchetown area. Probably more than 1 island. There are kangaroos with babies stranded and probably a large number of echidna with their babies. Only access is by boat but sadly it’s not an Arc. I think the river is flowing too fast for them to swim and the backwater is at least 500 meters across and 3 meters deep through its middle. I don’t care too much about the material things I am loosing from this flood but do entirely feel for others losses and the loss of our animals. The sadness I feel is drowning me. I am devastated. 

We have quietly funding rescuers this past few weeks to get animals from similar situations. Many cannot be be put online so by that nature we cant fundraise for them. So financially we are underwater, pun intentional. 

To donate click here - https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/arcworld/

We urgently need donations to help this and other small rescues in the floods. Specifically funding is spent on tranq darts, fuel, food, dry feed, medical and other items associated with hands on rescue.  If you can help us with this rescue it would mean we can help many more. Click here.

There are many similar stories happening up and down the Murray as the floods hit. We can help fix some of them, there are amazing efforts happening from rescuers everywhere. Thank you all for doing so much.

One last thing. We have purposely focused on the Echidnas as they will being focus and attention. We mentioned the other Fauna at the site. By Fauna we mean Kangaroos including a Joey. Dont let that stop you helping. Sort out the species stuff later.
HELP US, HELP THEM

Come rain, hail or shine, @HomelessOutreachSunshineCoast consistently travel across the Sunshine Coast to provide friendship, food, bedding and essential resources to individuals and groups of people that sleep rough and in vehicles. 

With the help of the @PetbarnFoundation, we have been able to help their fury friends too. Kilos of quality dog food, treats and worming tablets have reached the homeless community of the Sunshine Coast so that they can care for their unconditional companions. 

"If they're out there… I'm out there with them. They are not alone. We don't get paid to go out. Our motivation is heartfelt and spirit led" - @HomelessOutreachSunshineCoast

To donate to arc please visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

#PetbarnFoundation
📣 Meanwhile, throughout Australia every day, ARC are getting food to hungry dogs and cats ❤️🐶🐈

To sponsor our work visit:
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia 
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺

#PetbarnFoundation #RoyalCanin #MarsPetcare #ProudlyMars #ThankYouARC

📸Lockyer Community Centre
TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES

RuffTRACK is an awesome charity helping young people (13 – 17 years old) who are falling through the cracks and need support. 

The vulnerable teenagers are encouraged to discover their self-worth by establishing bonds with dogs where they also learn about care, trust, community and responsibility.

Thanks to the @Petbarn Foundation we regularly donate pet food and supplies to RuffTRACKS to support the important mission to “Transforming young lives one paw at a time”

You can sponsor the ARC team here www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

#Petbarnfoundation
From the ☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline:
“Animal concern was one of the biggest issues. 
Many more worried about their pets than their homes and properties being flooded. “

📧From: Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales, Flood Community Volunteers  

☎️ARC Flood Assistance for Animals Helpline
 📧 Incoming • Requests for Help 
📦 Outgoing • Respond • Help • Care

To donate to our work in the floods visit www.arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods 

In response to Wisemans Ferry Flood Community Volunteers contacting the ☎️ARC Helpline,  ARC Leichhardt NSW Hub 👷‍♂️Volunteers have supplied them with:  
⭐️Two huge pallets full of pet food, farm animal food and other essential supplies to help the animals in their community survive and thrive following the devastating floods. 

Here is Margie from Wisemans Ferry Flood Community Volunteers:

“The March 2022 flood was one of the biggest we have seen in many, many years. The entire Eastern Seaboard was hit particularly hard. Many lost everything.
The Wisemans Ferry community was saddened and shocked at the damage to property and livelihoods. We were also aware of the very personal trauma felt by many in our area and surrounds as the water rose.
Our community and those from far afield stepped up and helped as they saw the urgent need unfold. 

You guys were one of those who helped so much !
Thank you for the many products you assisted us with. 

Animal concern was one of the biggest issues. 
Many more worried about their pets than their homes and properties being flooded. 

The animal food and other items were distributed to those in serious need. Many recipients were tearful.

We are truly grateful and humbled by your kindness .

Once again "THANK YOU"
Sincerely

For and on behalf of all the volunteers that helped with the food/ supply distribution
Margie Pratt
* Attached is a photo of the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club during the floods. 

ARC are supplying animal food, medical support and other essential items to help people and their  animals affected by the flood emergency in Queensland and NSW. 
🟡Evacuation Centres 
🟡Rescuers, 🟡Council Animal Shelters
🟡Community groups 
🟡Individuals. 

 We have an army of people mobilised and on the ground helping save animals, move supplies and get support to animals in need. 
This is a marathon and we are here to help.

 #ARC volunteers are on the ground in the flood disaster zones RIGHT NOW. 
 🆘Animals need YOUR HELP 🆘
Can YOU help us make a difference? - your support WILL change and save the lives of animals who have been affected by this flood disaster all along the East Coast of Australia.

💰 Please donate here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donations/floods

🐕🐈 If you have been affected by the QLD / NSW Floods and need some support for your animals, please complete the form via this link:
https://www.arcsupport.org.au/floods  

👷‍♂️If you are local to the flood zones and would like to help, please volunteer here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/volunteer/

ℹ️📱If you are local to the Northern Rivers, keep informed by joining your local ARC group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arcnorthernrivers/

📦 If you have product to donate , please click here:
https://arcsupport.org.au/donateproduct/

 If you are unable to donate at this moment, please:
▶️Share this post far and wide. 
▶️Share it to all of your friends and family,  and ask them to share also. 
⚠️We need to alert more people to how ARC is helping save animals by supporting rescues right across Australia⚠️
🆘We NEED more sponsors to enable us to continue saving animals🆘
 
ARC is a massive, volunteer run program that helps rescuers and animals all over Australia - in 🚨emergencies🚨and every day - 365 days a year.  
Through the amazing support of the Petbarn, WIRES, MarsPetCare and Royal Canin we work non stop to help rescuers get better support and outcomes. This is important, necessary and can only happen because of the great partners and rescuers that do this work.

Lets get this done

WIRES
Petbarn 
#PetbarnFoundation
#WIRES
#RoyalCanin
#ProudlyMars
#MarsPetcare 
#ARC2022FloodSupport
#ThankYouARC
#australiafloods2022
#eastcoastfloods2022

Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club ⬇️
📣 Meanwhile, every day throughout Australia, ARC are getting food to hungry dogs and cats ❤️🐶🐈

To sponsor our work visit:
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia 
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺

#PetbarnFoundation #RoyalCanin #MarsPetcare #ProudlyMars #ThankYouARC

📸Lockyer Community Centre
Wildlife Milk Wars. Every couple of years this raises it's head as carers battle it out over which milk they feed their animals. It's not just milk. Carers will argue till they fall over about heating, slurry, fluids, covid and even football. Discussion is good! Vendetta is not.

Sometimes it has been as blatant as a rescuer being a reseller of a particular food, other times it's because they have had a personal falling out. Maybe just boredom. But the impact can be catastrophic to small businesses, carers and animals.

The only people who make money in the end are the lawyers when they start cleaning up defamation claims. "I was just asking questions" is not a defence when you kill an animal or close down a small business. 

The opening salvo this time is a recent "anonymous" survey about cataracts in Kangaroo's. No one knows who has done the survey, it's entirely anonymous. Could be a reseller of one formula for all anyone knows? 

So to quote someone who actually knows what they are talking about, here is a comment from Fourth Crossing Wildlife - Australian Native Animal Information

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"The current survey on cataracts in joeys has not named the formula they are targeting, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that they are referring to Biolac or Divetelact.   "Rumours" have been circulating for years based on the (unscientific) claims in Lynda Stakers macropod care guide which are clearly subjective findings.

"MARSUPIAL MILKS
Stephen Jackson (CSIRO Publishing) has written a paper titled "Marsupial milk, milk formulas and a comparison with monotreme and eutherian milk".

In it he writes (among other things):
Biolac contains levels (protein energy) approaching natural levels.
Biolac contains greater lip concentrations that closer approximate natural milk.

Biolac has galacto-oligosaccharides that are similar to those naturally found in marsupial milk and therefore more readily digested and likely to result in few problems such as diarrhoea.
There is NO mention of any milk formula being the cause of nutritional cataracts.

Page 484 - Australian Mammals - Biology and Captive Management.

https://www.facebook.com/FourthCrossingWildlife.1/posts/pfbid02dimD2UGyNkokUWt5XSb8Cp46cBS47TLqXrSgigth9F6zYvrpJeW7R3ZkSkX6pPoil

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You can visit Fourth Crossing here - https://www.facebook.com/FourthCrossingWildlife

Why are ARC commenting? Because we support a lot of carers that are impacted by this (potentially unproven) panic. Also, the organisation they are targeting are good people that do a lot to help Wildlife, and much of this they do from their own pockets. It is a shame that a self destructive 1% of carers out there fixate on ways to harm the other 99% and the people that support them. 

So, lets hope this round of the Milk wars goes sensibly and with some facts.
Poss is back today. 💕 She comes and goes as she pleases and we haven’t seen her for awhile. It’s quite warm today so she’s spread out like she’s in a lounge chair. 🤣
Tiny George when he was rescued 💔
George and his friend Bruno - Bruno is approximately two months younger than George
Okay iPhone users go to your iPhone images and search for “animals” or even choose your animal of choice (cat, dog, sheep etc) 

Post the number and image here! 

10087 here is pretty much the entire phone.  When they dig up this phone in the future no idea what will be thought..
ARC are pleased to be working with other large animal rescue orgs such as  Animal Welfare League NSW. 
These partnerships enable food supplies to reach more rescuers, benefiting more animals.     
 
Katie at Animal Welfare League Orange Volunteer Branch has received this latest food donation from our lovely ARC Volunteer 👷Jen today -  dog, puppy and kitten food to feed hungry dogs and cats ❤️🐶🐈

To sponsor our work visit:
www.arcsupport.org.au/donate

With thanks to 
⭐️Petbarn Foundation 
⭐️Royal Canin
⭐️Mars Petcare Australia 
 we are working to feed and nourish hundreds of hungry dogs and cats in care right across Australia 🇦🇺

#PetbarnFoundation #RoyalCanin #MarsPetcare #ProudlyMars #ThankyouARC