17 Dec A Message To Our 50,000 Supporters
Because increasing awareness for pet poisoning is one of our objectives, the team at the Australian Animal Poisons Helpline work hard to create informative posts for our pet loving community.
By following our page, each of you has helped us with this goal. By sharing our posts you have helped spread the word even further. Together, we have prevented the accidental poisoning of thousands of pets.
It has certainly been a big year so far at the Helpline!
– FREE poisons advice provided to over 5,500 concerned pet owners
– 50,000 new Facebook followers
– Over 100 posts on preventing pet poisoning
You may not be aware that there are only four animal poisons information services in the world and the Australian Animal Poisons Helpline is the only one to provide this service FREE to pet owners. Time is of the essence when managing a poisoning case; a delay in speaking to a poisons specialist because of the need to process a credit card payment can mean the difference between life and death of a pet or between a $200 visit to the vet and a $10,000 visit to the vet. This is why the poisons specialists at the Helpline believe it is important for this service to remain free for all pet owners.
So, how do we do it? The Helpline is a registered Australian animal welfare charity and relies on the generosity of dedicated pet owners to donate to the service and funding from our business sponsors. This support enables us to help with the next call from a worried pet owner about their pet that has ingested a human medication, eaten a rat bait or had a snake bite. One day you might need to phone us about your special pet and we want to ensure that we are here to help you.
We therefore encourage you to donate to the Helpline service if you are in a position to do so. Visit https://animalpoisons.com.au/support to make your kind donation and to discover other ways to support the Helpline if a gift is not possible.
We extend to each of you our heartfelt thanks for supporting the Australian Animal Poisons Helpline as a member of our Facebook community.
Dr Rachel Peacock
Chief Veterinary Officer