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Ways to help the animals in the aftermath of the fires in the Western Cape

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The Cape Animal Rights Forum shared a helpful post on how to help out the animals after all the fires that have destroyed their habitat.

 

The Cape Animal Rights Forum wants Capetonians to think of the wildlife they share the environment with. After all the intense fires, the wildlife were the most affected. They have been left without food or water. The forum gave a few tips for those wanting to lend a helping hand to nature.

“The aftermath… they survived the recent Cape fires… but where will they find food and water?

Please Everyone – if you are near a burnt fire line or can get to it – put water out for the animals who can come down. A wide shallow container (like the bottom of a pot plant) works well but be sure to put a heavy stone or brick in so it does not blow over.

Animals can smell water and will come down to get a drink.

Manage it – go and check it and refill it. Maybe leave some dog pellets soaked in water there too. Also in shallow containers so everyone can reach it.

Give them a fighting chance.”

After the Knysna fires, bird seed, water baths and more were placed out to help the birdlife. It worked so well, people started making bird houses so the birds had shelter.

Facebook users came up with a few extra helpful tips for those interested in helping.

Also, make sure the rock is near the edge so that little frogs, etc can use it to get out again…” – Megan Elizabeth Webster 

“In this heat maybe semi freeze the water in the 2l ice cream dish.” – Vanessa Van Zyl 

Are you able to put out water and wet dog food?


Sources: Facebook
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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