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Emergency Donations to Help Wildlife

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Updated 7th Jan

During the worst drought on record, catastrophic fires have ravaged Australia for months. Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone, over 120 fires are still burning and surviving animals are facing dire food and water shortages and loss of habitat.

The situation for wildlife is devasting and it will be months after the fires before the full implications on wild populations can be understood. There have been estimates by ecologists at the University of Sydney that over 800 million animals have already been affected in Australia since September.

WIRES is rescuing and caring for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible. In December WIRES 1300 line received over 20,000 calls and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.


WIRES is a wildlife charity that relies on community support to operate our rescue and care services for wildlife 365 days a year and we are extremely grateful for your support at this difficult time.

Donations via Visa or Mastercard can be made on WIRES website using the forms below:

For those wanting to use the Paypal Giving Fund: https://www.paypal.com/au/fundraiser/112574447199339912/charity/3562115

For those wanting to donate via Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/donate/1386120504919105/10158318179549750/

For those wanting to donate by Bank Deposit please use the details below:

When donating this way please use your name or organisation as the reference code and email data@wires.org.au to let us know the details so we can ensure you receive a receipt. Due to the overwhelming workload at the moment there will be a delay but we will get this to you as soon as possible.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bank (CBA)
Address: 39 The Centre, Forestville NSW 2087 Australia
For International Donations CommBank BIC/SWIFT code: CTBAAU2S
Account Name: NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service Inc (WIRES) 
BSB: 062-170
Account Number: 10017540

If you would like to donate over the phone please email support@wires.org.au to let us know and we will call you, or you can call 02 8977 3396 within Australia or +612 8977 3396 internationally to speak with our team. Over the weekend and during peak times if your call is diverted to voicemail please leave a message with your name, contact number and donation details and our team will call you as quickly as possible.

The scale of the current emergencies are unprecedented and the impacts will be felt long-term by surviving wildlife and volunteers working hard to assist them. It is an extremely challenging time for native animals and we are deeply appreciative of the community support we are receiving for sick, injured and orphaned animals. 

Thank you for your support of wildlife at this difficult time, it is extremely appreciated.

#fires #nswfires #wildliferescue



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