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Help save the next generation of NSW’s wildlife

Monday, September 21, 2015

WIRES is calling on the general public to help save NSW’s native animals as the not-for-profit rescue group enters one of the busiest times of the year.
 
According to WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor, it is during the springtime breeding season when native animals across NSW are attempting to raise their young that the organisation is inundated with calls from the public.
 
“In Spring 2014 WIRES received 108 calls for wombats, 1273 calls for wallabies and kangaroos and 2880 calls for possums and gliders,” said Taylor.

“Every year becomes busier and this spring will be another big challenge for WIRES and our 2500 dedicated volunteers as we attempt to keep up with the numbers of rescue calls and needy animals.”
 
 WIRES relies on the public’s generosity to maintain its work rescuing and caring for these animals before releasing them back into their natural environment.
 
WIRES wombat carer, Sharon Dawson has cared for nine orphaned wombat joeys since 2014, with three released last February, another three to be released next month and the final three not old enough for release until Spring 2016.
 
“When these little ones are brought in they are generally straight from their deceased mother’s pouch so they require round the clock feeds and monitoring,” said Dawson.
“All of this care is so they can handle a life in the wild when it’s time for release – and that makes it all worthwhile!”
 
If you find an injured, orphaned or displaced animal please call WIRES immediately on 1300 094 737.
 
If you would like to help the next generation of native wildlife please donate to WIRES Spring Appeal online at wires.org.au or by calling (02) 8977 3396.

All donations of $2 and over are Tax deductible.

Media Contact: Carla Toyne (02) 8977 3327 
Media Email: media@wires.org.au