A court has ruled that the money cannot be distributed between several charities.
Paul Ramos' footage shows the impact of bushfires on local wildlife.
"This is supposed to be about people impacted by fires, not politics."
Paul Parker made headlines last month after sending the Australian Prime Minister a very direct message.
"As it stands, the RFS is the beneficiary and we can't donate money people gave us to other charities."
Fires that destroyed more than 300 homes have been put out.
The fire burnt out nearly half a million hectares of land and destroyed 312 homes.
The vet spent thousands on equipment and flights to Victoria.
"Central Otago has had a light haze all week, and we are sick of it."