WIRES applauds the public’s support for native animal rescue app

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NSW wildlife rescue organisation WIRES is delighted to announce that its new rescue app has achieved over 7500 downloads since the launch just six months ago.

WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor said the success of the app in such a short time is thanks to the ongoing support for native animal rescue by the people of NSW.

“The people of NSW really do care about our native species as evidenced by tens of thousands of rescue calls received by WIRES annually, “ said Taylor.

“This new app delivers much faster data gathering which allows us to process rescue calls far more efficiently and facilitate much faster care placement with one of our volunteer carers.”

As the largest not-for-profit wildlife organisation in NSW, WIRES provides rescue services 365 days a year and assisted more than 77,000 native birds and animals in 2014.

“Our app is already making a huge difference to our rescue services and we applaud the people of NSW for embracing this new technology and helping WIRES and our team of dedicated volunteers continue to save the lives of our injured, sick and displaced native animals.”

The WIRES app can be downloaded at the App Store for iphone and ipad or from Google Play for android devices. Features include:

  • ‘Report a rescue’ form
  • Instant photo upload function to help WIRES identify an animal in need
  • Access to urgent rescue advice
  • Make calls to report rescues outside of NSW
  • Make a donation on the go

For more information please visit 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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