Fundraising for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services

Fundraising for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services

Colonial Clydesdale's collects Gold Coin Donations to help our Bush fire affected Wildlife

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Diana Blacklock, Media
Ph: 0421 631 632,
E: media@woolorama.com.au

 

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. WIRES currently  has over 2,600 volunteers in 28 NSW branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have  a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native  animals in distress. 
  
WIRES is passionate about supporting smaller volunteer organisations in the wildlife sector with the  same mission, as well as Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and  environmental groups. In the last 5 years WIRES has been working with organisations  including: WWF, National Parks Association, Humane Society International, The Wilderness Society,  Nature Conservation Council, Birdlife, RSPCA, Animal Welfare League and IFAW and we thank  these organisations for their significant ongoing contribution to the wildlife rehabilitation sector. 
 
Currently WIRES presence is primarily in NSW where we responding to more than 90,000 rescues  each year, we also receive around 170,000 calls to our 1300 WIRES line annually, including thousands  of interstate calls. WIRES also plays a major role in community wildlife education with traditionally  hundreds of thousands of unique visitors to our website annually which increased to over 1 million  unique visitors in just the first week of January 2020. 
 
In response to the tragic toll of the catastrophic fires and drought on wildlife, WIRES is actively pursuing  significant opportunities to help wildlife more broadly across Australia, including partnering on projects  to improve long-term outcomes for native animals. 
 
Thanks to the incredibly generous support provided by the national and international community, WIRES  is now able to offer national emergency support to assist groups working with wildlife affected by  these emergency events.  
 
Additionally some of the items immediately being supported thanks to the generous donations from the  people of Australia and around the globe include: 
   • Food, medical supplies and medication for native animals in care as a result of fire, drought and  food shortage.  • Rescue and care equipment to assist animals impacted by the fires and/or ongoing drought.  • Payment of veterinary costs for animals requiring ongoing treatment.  • Replacement of rehabilitation enclosures destroyed by the 2019/2020 fires.  • New enclosures and equipment in preparation for wildlife coming into care as a result of the fire and  drought emergency over the coming months.  • Emergency food supplies to be distributed to those native animals in the wild that have survived the  fires and are now without food. 
 
Thank you so much for support for Australian wildlife at this very difficult time 
 
 
 
 
39 / 117 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100 PO Box 7276, Warringah Mall NSW 2100 Donations  P:  (02) 8977 3396  F:  (02) 8977 3399 Wildlife Rescue Line 1300 094 737 Gifts of  $2 or more  are tax  deductible 
CFN 10170 ABN 30768872928 Incorporation No. Y0116216 info@wires.org.au www.wires.org.au 

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