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DONATION CHARTER

Our Donor Charter

  • We are committed to improving outcomes for native animals
  • We act with integrity and use donations wisely
  • We value your feedback and respect your privacy

Donations to WIRES are used to:

  • Improve our capability to rescue and care for more animals
  • Operate our Wildlife Rescue Office 365 days a year
  • Subsidise food costs for wildlife in care
  • Provide community wildlife information and education
  • Provide wildlife training courses for volunteers and the community
  • Support our volunteers
  • Grow our service so that we can help wildlife for generations to come

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Did you know that WIRES...

  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has 2500 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for almost 30 years
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The Quest for Love



Though Short-beaked Echidnas are the most well-distributed native mammals in Australia, inhabiting all states and territories, their unique courtship and reproduction leaves their population in a precarious position. 

Females do not have their first puggle until they are around five years old, and unlike some of their marsupial cousins, who can have twins or even triplets, echidnas only produce one eggat a time. 

From early spring, WIRES experiences a spike in calls reporting echidnas, as males begin their dangerous journey to find a mate. Determined males will travel huge distances on the scent of their potential partner, often putting themselves in dangerous situations. 

The most common reports to the WIRES Rescue Office are of echidnas which have burrowed into a backyard and come face-to-face with a
curious pet dog, or attempted to cross a busy road in front of worried onlookers. 

This beautiful little plush can be yours when you join our Virtual Carer program, pledging $20 or more a month. Along with 'Elvis', you will receive a monthly insight into life as a wildlife carer through interviews, beautiful images, and rescue stories. Sign up today via the donate monthly button or choose donate monthly via the Paypal button to receive this special gift. 

Please give today to ensure that our rescue teams are trained and ready for rescue of these iconic animals, time and experience can sometimes be the difference between life and death for these animals.  



The Quest for Love

Though Short-beaked Echidnas are the most well-distributed native mammals in Australia, their unique courtship and reproduction leaves their population in a precarious position. 

Please give today to ensure that our rescue teams are trained for echidna rescue, time and experience can sometimes be the difference between life and death for these animals.