250,000 reasons to thank the people of NSW

Monday, March 2, 2015

NSW wildlife is in good hands for tomorrow's World Wildlife Day (Tuesday 03 March 2015) thanks to the NSW public and the dedicated WIRES volunteers according to WIRES CEO, Leanne Taylor.

“During 2014 we received more than 250,000 calls from the public with a large percentage of those calls resulting in rescues which is a great outcome for our native wildlife,” said Taylor.

“It is so rewarding to see that the people of NSW really do care about our native animals as witnessed by the huge number of rescue calls we receive every year.”

“We must also acknowledge the wonderful WIRES volunteers who freely and tirelessly give their time to rehabilitate our injured and displaced native species.”

Taylor estimates that 2015 will be another extremely busy year and urges animals lovers everywhere to please continue to give their support.

“As a charitable organisation we rely almost entirely on donations and we invite the people of NSW to celebrate this World Wildlife Day with a donation and help our volunteers in their efforts to save our injured and displaced native wildlife.”

Rehabilitation of species such as wombats and kangaroos can take up to 18 months of care before they can be released back into the wild, with the feed costs of up to $600 dollars to raise a kangaroo joey.

All donations over $2 are tax deductable and can be made by visiting www.wires.org.au

Media Contact: WIRES (02) 8977 3327

Media Email: [email protected]


WIRES is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for over 35 years with a mission to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. WIRES’ Wildlife Rescue Office answers calls from the community 24/7, 365 days a year, providing rescue advice and assistance for over 130,000 animals annually. Connecting wildlife to real-time assistance, WIRES full-time mobile Wildlife Ambulances operate across New South Wales, South-East Queensland and Tasmania, and WIRES had over 3,500 volunteers assisting with wildlife rescue and care in NSW. WIRES is supporting thousands of wildlife carers across Australia through a diverse range of national programs. WIRES also collaborates nationally with strategic partners to support the long-term recovery of wildlife habitat and the long-term preservation of native species in the wild.

For more information on WIRES wildlife programs visit www.wires.org.au.


WIRES Media Officer: John Grant | 0416 272 153 | [email protected]

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