How you can help
The first thing you should do when you find an injured or orphaned animal is to contact the nearest wildlife carers group.
You can use the IFAW app, you can contact Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) who may be able to direct you to the closest organisation. The local Police or even a member of the township may know also.
WIRES operate a dedicated Wildlife Rescue Office assisting wildlife and the community across Australia 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, providing rescue advice and assistance for over 130,000 animals annually, as well as providing full-time mobile Wildlife Emergency Responders operating across Greater Sydney, South-East Queensland and Tasmania.
WIRES Wildlife Rescue Line: 13 000 WIRES or 1300 094 737
WIRES website: www.wires.org.au
New South Wales Wildlife Council
Injured Wildlife – Find Your Nearest Rescue Group.
The IFAW App identifies the closest licensed wildlife rescue group to where your phone is situated and, at the touch of a button, you will be connected to someone for assistance if you have found a sick, injured or orphaned animal.
Remember - you can save Australian wildlife with your phone!
Download the IFAW Wildlife Rescue App today so that you can help wildlife in Australia. The links for both iOS and Android can be found on their website (www.ifaw.org/au/resources/wildlife-rescue-app):
"The IFAW Wildlife Rescue App is a joint initiative by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) and the NSW Wildlife Council (NWC). The App is currently available for use in NSW, QLD, TAS and NT, with plans to roll-out to other states in the future."