Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wet and Wordy Wednesday

We have all been glued to our tvs watching the shocking footage of the flooding affecting my home state, Queensland. It is currently estimated that 75% of the state is a disaster area. With a land mass of 1,852,642 km2 or 715,309 sq mi and a population of over 4.5 million humans, that's a lot of land and a lot of people affected. Alongside the people, there are a heck of a lot of animals in need. Though we were thankful to hear last night that the Brisbane Showground was now allowing evacuated residents to bring cats in cages and dogs on leads, there are still a lot of animals (domestic, agricultural and wildlife)who were left behind. Shelters are also affected, with the RSPCA's Dakabin, Toowoomba, Fairfield and Gympie shelters closed. We were heartened to see the number of people who responded to the Fairfield shelter's SOS and turned up to help evacuate animals when it began to flood. One lady in particular touched our hearts when after turning up to foster a dog, ended up taking home a rooster because that was what was needed. They ended up turning people away, the response was so great. If anyone is able to support the shelters through purr, prayer, practical or financial assistance, it is greatly needed at this time. The and are helping to coordinate a lot of the rescue efforts.

We are sending our biggest, driest, rumbliest most loving purrs to all our friends and family in Queensland. We love you. Stay safe.

Queenslander!

18 comments:

Sparkle said...

We are purring for all those affected by the floods, and concerned for the bloggers we know who live in the state!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We have friends in Queensland and have been keeping i close touch with them. The scale of this flooding is quite terrifying. We will go to the sites and see what we might do to help.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh you Queenslanders :) But seriously, I have my purrs going strong for everyone to be safe.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We have been watching this on the news in the Uk too ~ it's so heartbreaking. We are sending purrs and purrayers.

Catherine said...

It's so sad what is happening and a person feels so helpless. It is so wonderful when people pull together to help each other.

Sending warm thoughts today,
xo Catherine

diddleymaz said...

Yes we in the UK are watching shocked and horrified, we remember floods(though smaller) here that caused similar grief and our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Cory said...

It makes us purr to know that so many people showed up at the shelter to help. We will purr and pray for everyone in Queensland.

Random Felines said...

Mom had the news on the other night and worried about all of you when she heard about it. We are glad you are safe and that so many people are stepping up to help those that need it!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are purring for all the people and the animals that are affected.

Rupert said...

I hope that everyone gets a dry place to stay and that the floodwaters go away quickly!

Paws 'n Claws,
Rupert

Cat said...

We are sending prayers and purrs to Queensland hoping all two and four-leggers will be safe

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for all those affected by those terrible floods!

Fin said...

I'm adding my purrs to yours!!

meowmeowmans said...

We are purring and praying as hard as we can.

Caren Gittleman said...

we are right with meowmeowmans....praying and purring!

MoMo said...

I am purring hard. Some of our friends have gone to help in the affected areas. It's heart-breaking to see the devastation.

ZOOLATRY said...

Each and every day we are purring and praying for all of you.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Whew, the mom has been lookin fer all furry bloggers dat she knows of in Australia - we is so happy yoo all is safe!

A noo home? Oh goodness, yoo guys certainly has sum snoopervisin ta do soon!