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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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Drought, Food Shortages, Cruelty

Although spring is always a busy time for wildlife carers, this year has presented some additional challenges that are resulting in more animals coming into care and more calls to our rescue line. 

Ongoing drought conditions have contributed to a severe food shortage for Flying-foxes and we are being called to rescue much higher numbers of flying-foxes than we would normally at this time of year. Large areas of Northern NSW and South East Queensland are experiencing what appears to be a severe flying-fox starvation and dehydration event. 

It is thought that the unusually dry conditions have affected flowering and fruiting of their usual feed trees.Moisture content on foliage is currently very low and fruit and flowers lack the normal amount of moisture, which is where flying-foxes, commonly known as fruit bats, get their nutrition and hydration.

You may also have read about an incident in southern NSW which is being investigated by the police as an act of animal cruelty  where up to 20 kangaroos, including mothers and joeys appear to have been senselessly run down and killed. Three tiny survivors are in care with WIRES, including little 'Nullah' (pictured here) who is now orphaned as a result of this tragedy.

During spring male echidna begin their journey to find a mate. Increasingly this is a dangerous journey as determined males will travel huge distances on the scent of their potential partner, often putting themselves in dangerous situations. Additionally several young puggles have been rescued after losing their mothers in motor vehicle incidents in recent weeks.

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


Another way to help is by joining our Virtual Carer program, pledging $20 or more a month. Along with 'Elvis', this eco echidna plush 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. 




Drought, Food Shortages, Senseless Cruelty

Although spring is always a busy time for wildlife carers, this year has presented some additional challenges that are resulting in more animals coming into care and more calls to our rescue line. 

Large areas of Northern NSW and South East Queensland are experiencing what appears to be a severe flying-fox starvation and dehydration event. 

You may also have read about an incident in southern NSW where up to 20 kangaroos, including mothers and joeys appear to have been senselessly run down and killed. Three tiny survivors are in care with WIRES, including little 'Nullah' (pictured here) who is now orphaned as a result of this tragedy.

Please give today to ensure that our rescue teams are trained and ready for rescue.


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