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Donations to WIRES are used to:

  • Improve our capability to rescue and care for more animals
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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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Make your tax deductible donation before June 30

Albie was found shivering in the middle of a road, standing next to his mother’s body, after she had been hit and killed by a vehicle.

WIRES volunteer Lisa, who is caring for him told me that he was traumatised and suffered symptoms of shock for 48 hours after the accident.

At the time of writing this a week had passed since Albie’s rescue and he was doing much better. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.


Mammals are not the only animals that in danger on roads this winter. Raptors like owls and eagles are sadly also involved in collisions and many are seriously injured. Make your tax deductible donation before June 30.

This glorious male Masked owl is one that was lucky to survive a vehicle collision, thanks to his rescuer and WIRES carer.

He was found in distress on a road in the mid-south coast area of NSW. Several cars were observed driving over the bird when Robert decided to stop to check and render assistance. Although initially thinking the bird was dead it came to as he picked it up but it was clearly injured. He immediately called WIRES.

Vet assessment determined he had a ruptured air sac and a contusion on the lung and was in care while those injuries healed. After a flight test it was decided he was ready to go back to the wild and he was happily released one evening about two weeks after the initial rescue.  

A great result for a beautiful and vulnerable species and thanks to everyone involved in his rescue and care.

Incidents increase during the winter months due to our shorter days. The conditions mean a higher chance of contact with our native mammals when they are at their most active at dawn and dusk. 

Every year, hundreds of animal’s lives are lost and many more are orphaned. Collision’s with vehicles is one of the most common reasons for this, with many of the animals in need of rescue and ongoing care.

Incidents increase during the winter months due to our shorter days. The conditions mean a higher chance of contact with our native mammals when they are at their most active at dawn and dusk. 

Animal collisions are most common in winter. The worst month is July. 

They often feed close to the road where the food is plentiful and their behaviour can be unpredictable, making it impossible for some drivers to miss them. 

These factors combined mean cars and trucks are one of the biggest dangers facing our wildlife today.

Joeys that come into care when they are very young can be with WIRES for two years, until they are self-sufficient and ready to go back into the wild. 

Raising a joey takes an enormous amount of resources, not only the specialised formula, but time, energy and equipment.

Over the next three months WIRES will respond to calls of help for more than 200 Wombats and 1,500 Kangaroos and Wallabies.

We need your help. Winter is tough and we cannot do it without you. 

Please give what you can to our current appeal to help us be there for the hundreds of animals like Albie and Blackheath or join us as a Virtual Carer by providing ongoing financial support. 

  


Albie was found shivering in the middle of a road, standing next to his mother's body, after she had been hit and killed by a vehicle.

WIRES volunteer Lisa, who is caring for him says that he was traumatised and suffered symptoms of shock for 48 hours after the accident.

At the time of writing a week had passed since Albie's rescue and he was doing much better. Make your tax deductible donation before June 30.

Every year, hundreds of animal's lives are lost and many more are orphaned. Collision's with vehicles is one of the most common reasons for this, with may of the animals in need of rescue and ongoing care with WIRES.