I know I have called out for help before, but please remember the wildlife that has been affected by the fires.
We are currently awaiting permission from the DSE and CFA to go in to the fire zone and we are going to need all the help we can get. We currently have 3 triage areas set up that has seen up to 100 animals and this is before we even get out on the fire front. Unfortunately, some of these animals didn't make it:cry:
If you feel you could help in anyway at all please look at the following links or email me direct.
1. Emergency Response Fire Volunteers – Please register at: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=77
2. Supplies Donations– Please click on this link for drop of points: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/images/stories/Flyer%20on%20supply%20drop%20off%20points.pdf
3. Other Non-medical supplies Donations – Please go to: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=77
4. Money Donations – Please Click on: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/
For detailed information regarding the above, please see:
On another note, PLEASE DO NOT CALL our 24-hour Wildlife Emergency Line 13 ‘000’ WILDLIFE (13 0009 4535) for any of the above. This is an emergency line and should ONLY be used to report INJURED or ORPHANED wildlife.
I thought you may like to see some of the koalas that have come in to our carers hands over the last week. As you all probably know Koala is aboriginal for "No Drink" this is a common myth that Koalas do not drink. They do get most of the water from the gum leaf but when it is hot they can drink lots, here are some photos of rescued koalas drinking and cooling down.
I will add more to my album as I get them in.