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Hayla is much more than man’s best friend!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Domestic dogs and wildlife are often not a good mix, but a very special working farm dog has proved that this is not always so. 

Hayla, the Maremma X Blue Heeler dutifully spends her time protecting the livestock on her owner’s farm in Myocum NSW from predators such as foxes and wild dogs.

However Hayla has managed to take her care responsibilities to a whole new level this week, arriving home at 6am after her boundary check with a tiny female possum joey snuggled into the fur on her back.

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Rescued koala joey wins the hearts of wildlife carers

Thursday, February 08, 2018

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WIRES announced as finalist in the Green Globe Awards

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Now in its 18th year, the Green Globe Awards recognise sustainability and environmental leadership across NSW. read more

Help WIRES to put food in the mouths of hungry animals

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service Inc. (WIRES) is encouraging everyone to get behind its annual Food Fund during the month of October. read more

WIRES invites you to go 'wild' for a night

Monday, August 28, 2017

On October 3, Sydney's newest luxury hotel - Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - will open its doors to WIRES and 27 other deserving charities. read more

WIRES concerned for threatened species on mid-south coast of New South Wales

Monday, July 24, 2017

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WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WIRES asks you to stand up for nature this World Environment Day read more

Volunteer your skills by becoming a Digital Wildlife Ambassador

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to consider how they can use their digital skills to help animals in need. read more

Spare a thought for the future of Australia’s native animals on World Wildlife Day

Friday, March 03, 2017
Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation is urging all Australians to take a moment on 3 March to consider how much they love our unique animals and wild places. read more

Food shortage causes dramatic rise in abandoned flying fox pups

Friday, November 18, 2016

WIRES has reported a dramatic increase in underweight and abandoned flying fox pups with over 130 rescues in recent days.

According to WIRES flying fox rehabilitator Storm Stanford, the pups are being abandoned due to a shortage of natural food along the NSW coast, a combination of fewer flowering eucalypts and fruiting trees this season and the ongoing deforestation around coastal areas of NSW. read more