A shipment of domestic animal supplies headed for the fire-affected Blue Mountains has been postponed until next week.
Last week local animal lovers put a call out to the community for support for Canberra based, not-for-profit horse rescue organisation Heavy Horse Heaven.
Founders Kazz and Misty volunteered to evacuate 200 horses during the fires which destroyed over 200 homes during last week’s fires.
They and a team of volunteers are now tending to the horses, returning them to their homes and helping to feed them and other animals.
This week Kazz wrote to HHHs Facebook fans “Please let people know we are there to help if they need us and will be for some time yet.”
Their efforts have been recognised by local authorities, supported by Canberra milliner Brett Morely and were seen by visiting royal couple Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during their tour of the fire ravaged zone on Sunday.
Feed is in huge demand as many animals return to blackened paddocks, pre-paid fuel cards are helpful for transport and everyday items such as feed bins, medical supplies and tack.
Volunteers to man the depot at Unit 2, 70 Bells Line of Road, North Richmond are welcome.
Drop off points are Get Covered at 5 Ben Boyd Road Eden, Bobbins Transport at Mount Darragh Road, South Pambula along with Candelo Stock Feeds, Bega Veterinary Clinic, Cobargo Cooperative and another site at Batemans Bay.
The shipment is expected to leave on Tuesday.
Wyndham resident Jess Heffernan, who hopes to help distribute the goods in Sydney, has been helping to organise Far South Coast efforts.
She hopes to volunteer in coming weeks while horses are settled back into their homes.
“They are keeping them all as close to home as possible so their owners can still see them,” she said.
“I want to be able to thank them in person and help out with feeds and checks and in any way possible really.”
Financial donations can be made to Heavy Horse Heaven Inc BSB 062901 Account: 10183141.