The Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee (LWCC) has issued a fire warning to all livestock farmers about possible veld fires that can occur in August. Farmers must ensure that the correct fire breaks have been completed, that their firefighting equipment is in good order, fire drills are rehearsed and that there is a good system in place in the district for a rapid, combined response to veld fires. Move livestock to safer areas and make plans to evacuate them in the event of fire. Should animals be caught in veld fires, and need to be evaluated for treatment or humane euthanasia, contact the local vet, SPCA, or NSPCA, for advice and assistance. – Press release