Help From RSPCA

By Bev Jordan
The RSPCA will be holding Pop Up Relief points at Riverstone and Richmond for pet owners next week and will return to South Windsor on April 1st.


Everyone in the local community who has been affected by the floods is welcome to come and pick up much-needed pet supplies on the day.

Volunteers will be on-hand to provide support and distribute pet hampers, donated by the Petbarn Foundation, which may include kitty litter, dog and cat food (dry and wet), leads, beds and collars.

On Monday, March 28th, the RSPCA team will be at the Richmond Club, at 6 E Market St, Richmond.

Setup will be in the side carpark of the Richmond Club (Francis Street and Toxana Street) between 10am and 3pm.

On Tuesday, March 29th, an RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Point will be held at Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre at 9 Park St, between 10am and 3pm.

Last week the RSPCA held a Pop-Up Relief point for pet owners at South Windsor and will be returning on April 1st.

The RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Point will be at South Windsor Family Centre, 6 Greenhills Wy, South Windsor on Friday, April 1st from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

An RSPCA NSW spokesperson said: “The response to our relief points so far has been overwhelming, and we are grateful to be able to help people and their animals affected by the floods.

“Our relief point in South Windsor had a near non-stop line of people for over three hours, with pet bedding, shampoo, and flea/ tick/worming treatments most in demand.

“All pet beds we had on the day were gone in the first half-hour. We appreciate the continued donations of pet products from Petbarn and encourage pet owners to come down to our future relief points to get everything they need for their pets.

“The stories we heard on the ground were confronting – a lot of people were only just recovering from last year’s floods.