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Flooding in Australia creates new need for animal rescue

Widespread flooding in Queensland and the potential for flooding in New South Wales raises concerns for wild and domestic animals in the region.

The potential loss of habitat is expected to impact  ground-burrowers and other smaller animals that are not able to get away from the flooding, including wallabies, quolls, and echidna. Flash-flooding may also endanger larger animals, both wild and domestic. and IFAW have worked together to save animals following the 2009 bushfires in Australia, earthquakes in Haiti and China, hurricanes in SE Asia, and floods in the United States. The partnership has supported hands-on care for orphaned wildlife around the world as well as help  underwrite veterinary care for cats and dogs.

"IFAW is truly grateful to and The Animal Rescue Site, which, over and over again, enables us to help animals in crisis around the world. It’s not an exaggeration to say that much of what we do would not be possible without the generosity of The Animal Rescue Site and its visitors," said Ian Robinson, IFAW’s Director of Emergency Relief, in 2010 following the formation of ARCH, the Animal Rescue Coalition of Haiti.

IFAW is currently in communication with its partners in Australia to determine the best course of action for flooded areas.

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