WIRES Annual Wildlife Food Fund October 1 - 31
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WIRES Wildlife Food Fund 

Over $280,000 is needed for wildlife food annually

In the last financial year WIRES received over 170,000 calls to our 1300 number and over 95,000 requests for rescue advice and assistance.

Hundreds of animals are always in care, with spring and summer being the busiest months. 

100% of funds help feed native animals in care

In the last financial year WIRES spent over $287,620 on wildlife food and we know many of our dedicated carers spend their own funds on food as well. 

The cost to feed different animals in care varies greatly from species to species, food types, brands and across all different ages. 

Using average milk costs as a guide:
  • $200 will feed a wombat joey for 20 weeks*
  • $100 will feed a kangaroo joey for 10 weeks
  • $50 will feed a wallaby joey for 10 weeks
  • $20 will feed brushtail possum joeys for 16 weeks
  • $10 will feed ringtail possum joeys for 4 months

*Wombat joeys can be in care longer than any other species, often needing care for up to 2 years before they can be released.

We need your help, please give generously today

WIRES rescue and care for wildlife 365 days a year with the support of the community. Your donations make our work possible. 

All gifts to WIRES $2 and over are tax-deductible.

WIRES, NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service Inc. is Australia's largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES have been helping native animals and the community for over 35 years and have over 2,500 volunteer rescuers and carers engaged in 28 regional branches. WIRES rely on community funding to continue providing rescue and care services for wildlife and all gifts to WIRES $2 and over are tax-deductible. All gifts to WIRES Food Fund go 100% to pay for food to help animals in care. 

CFN 10170 | ABN 30768872928 | Incorporation No. Y0116216

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