- Wildlife Info
During bushfires and emergency events WIRES can be inundated with enquires from people wanting to assist wildlife.
Many calls we take are from people wanting to assist with the rescue of injured wildlife in a direct way. While these offers are appreciated as it’s very encouraging to know that people want to help wildlife in times of tragedy, it is necessary for WIRES rescuers and carers to be trained and licenced before they are able to do this safely. Only appropriately trained members are authorised to carry out emergency wildlife rescue and care activities and even they must not enter fire areas until authorised to do so by local Fire Control Officers.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with WIRES we encourage you to attend a Rescue and Immediate Care Course so that you can join a local branch and assist with ongoing wildlife rescue and care in the future.
WIRES receive hundreds of calls to assist individual animals in distress 365 days a year. Bushfires and heat stress events unfortunately present an ongoing threat to our wildlife, particularly in the warmer months and when they occur they place additional demands on our ability to rescue and care for high volumes of animals quickly.
If you would like to help with our wildlife rescue and care work we are extremely appreciative of donations as they fund our ongoing rescue and care services and enable us to better respond to emergency events as they occur.
If you would like to donate products to help during an emergency please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what items we require as equipment and supplies are always needed or you can donate to WIRES.
In addition, you can also assist wildlife during fires as outlined below.
Please remember WIRES is a registered charity and we rely on the generosity of the public to continue our rescue and care services. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible and you can donate online at any time, either once off or become a Virtual Carer by donating regularly.
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Just $20 can help us to rescue and care for more native animals