Start Planning Now for Summer
Does your household have a fire plan? If so have you reviewed it for this year?
Visit the CFA website
to download or request a Fire Ready Kit.
Are you able to assist this fire season?
Download the Assistance Offered Form
(pdf) to register now if you can assist to transport and/or house dogs, supplies or people, or if you will be able to help in any other way.
If you can help (or if you need help) collecting and housing dogs in an emergency situation, please contact emergency co-ordinator Frank Valastro on 03 5282 3115 and advise which region/s you are in or near:
The Regions are:
• Northern & Western Metropolitan -District 14
• Eastern Metropolitan -District 13
• Southern Metropolitan -District 8
• Barwon / South West -Includes Districts 4, 5, 6 & 7
• Grampians -Includes District 15, 16 & 17
• Loddon / Mallee -Includes Districts 2, 18 & 20
• Hume -Includes Districts 12, 22, 23 & 24
• Gippsland -Includes Districts 9, 10 & 11
If you know a DOGS Victoria member what has been affected by recent fires please contact our office.
How can DOGS Victoria help in an emergency situation?
DOGS Victoria has reviewed its own Emergency Response Plan
(pdf). This document is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. However, it already contains important information for all members including emergency phone numbers, tips on preparing your home and checklists for preparing emergency kits for your family and your dogs. Therefore we recommend you print out a copy now to have contact information and emergency phone numbers close at hand.
Members needing refuge during an emergency situation can use KCC Park, 655 Westernport Hwy, Skye or the Bulla Exhibition Centre, 5 Uniting Lane, Bulla.
For more information on preparing your pets for evacuation please read the Pet Emergency Evacuations Tips
provided courtesy Heather Tilley, a member of the Border Collie Club.
Notification of Evacuation
Download the Evacuation Notice Form
to leave in your door or window when evacuating your home early. This is to let emergency workers know that you have evacuated and also whether or not you have taken your animals with you and, if not, where they are located on your property. Please note we recommend using this form only if you are leaving early and have plenty of time.