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Did you know that WIRES...

  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has 2500 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for almost 30 years
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Can you help us untangle this environmental mess?

There were a staggering 1,382 entangled animals reported to WIRES in 2017. More than 3 animals every day!

This is a heartbreaking number of Australia’s native animals in distress, with too many affected by thoughtlessly discarded or unwanted materials.

On New Year’s Eve WIRES rescuer Michaela came to the aid of Gal, a great cormorant who was close to drowning. She was entangled in metres of fishing line, floundering in deep water in a creek in Sydney’s South West.   

She had 5 fishing hooks piercing her skin, one holding her beak and foot together, making it very difficult for her to move.

Thanks to Michaela, Gal was saved. After a few days of treatment she was successfully released back to the wild, where she belongs. 

This is far too common a story for WIRES rescuers, who have come to the aid of many birds who have had plastic or fishing hooks become stuck in their mouths whilst foraging for food. Many unfortunately ingest the material which can cause further complications for the animal’s health. 

WIRES works on the front line of this growing environmental issue but we cannot do it alone. It is only with the support of people like you that we can continue to respond to calls and reach the animals when they need it most. 

Please give what you can to our current appeal to help us save more animals like Gal or join us as a Virtual Carer by providing ongoing financial support.

  


There are a heartbreaking number of Australia’s native animals in distress, with too many affected by thoughtlessly discarded or unwanted materials.

WIRES rescuers, come to the aid of many birds who have had plastic or fishing hooks become stuck in their mouths whilst foraging for food. Many unfortunately ingest the material which can cause further complications for the animal’s health. 

WIRES works on the front line of this growing environmental issue but we cannot do it alone. It is only with the support of people like you that we can continue to respond to calls and reach the animals when they need it most.