List of Animal welfare centres what they are doing and how you can help.
The generosity from around the world for the communities and wild life devastated by bushfire is nothing less than awe inspiring. The amounts of money raised to help animals is unparalleled in Australian history.
There are animals being cared for every where. A friend of mine from Australia Post told me that many post shops are currently housing animals in need. We must do more to help those who can increase the survival of animals (and reptiles) but reduce the pain and suffering of these tiny souls.
There are hundreds of local animal refuges around Australia that are in desperate need for assistance too. Voiceless has sent out a list and I repeat it here (updated to 10 Jan 2020 – I will update as new edition are issued).
As promised I will keep sharing how people can help. Also here is a link to how animals survive in bushfires from The Conversation Academic Paper
Funds, and donations in kind to these smaller wildlife welfare centres will make a massive difference. As mentioned in my previous blog too.
Donate to help all animals affected by bushfire
FARMED ANIMAL SANCTUARIES
- PEANUTS WELLBEING SANCTUARY Peanuts are urgently seeking funds for food and infrastructure for their resident rescue animals. Fires continue to worsen around them. Donate here
- A PLACE OF PEACE WPF A Place of Peace need donations to help feed and water their 500 residents as well as the wild animals in their fire damaged surrounds. Donate here
- WHERE PIGS FLY FARM SANCTUARY relocated its many residents to save them from the bushfires. This has taken a huge financial toll. Donate here
- LITTLE OAK SANCTUARY Little Oak evacuated their animals and although they are now back, they are still on alert from another nearby fire, and feeding wildlife from the fire that came 3.8km from the sanctuary. Donate here
- LUCKY STARS SANCTUARY Lucky Stars need ongoing help to assist both their residents and the fire-affected wildlife. Donate here
- DISPOSABLE HEROES ROOSTER SANCTUARY Disposable Heroes need funds to recover their sanctuary from significant property damage. Donate here
WILDLIFE RESCUE ORGANISATIONS
- WILDLIFE VICTORIA WIRES bushfire appeal to assist fire-affected wildlife across the state. Donate here
- WIRES AA are accepting donations to help their widespread efforts in supporting displaced and injured wildlife affected by the NSW fires. Donate here
- ANIMALS AUSTRALIA are running a unique bushfire appeal to pay for expert wildlife vets to travel to fire-affected areas. Donate here
- MALLACOOTA WILDLIFE SHELTER This shelter are in desperate need of funds to help with the growing influx of badly burnt animals. Donate via direct deposit: SA Johns, Mallacoota Wildlife Shelter account. BSB 062649 A/c 10126146. For overseas people the Commonwealth Bank Swift Code is CBTAAU2S.
- WILD2FREE KANGAROO SANCTUARY WRSC Wild2 Free are raising funds to rebuild their fire damaged sanctuary and secure supplies to care for injured kangaroos. Donate here https://www.gofundme.com/f/rae039s-campaign-for-wild-2-free-inc
- WILDLIFE RESCUE SUNSHINE COAST is raising funds to distribute to various wildlife rescues in their area. Donate here
- WALLABIA WILDLIFE SHELTER Wallabia have escaped fires with three baby kangaroos, a baby wombat and a possum. They have lost the shelter, as well as their house and caravan to the fires. Donate here
- Vets for Compassion have just flown in to help wildlife in Mallacoota and will need further assistance.
- Wildcare Australia need help getting teams of people out into the Gold Coast Hinterland to search for survivors.
- GOONGERAH WOMBAT ORPHANAGE This orphanage was forced to evacuate and had to leave many wombats behind. The property was heroicly defended by a neighbour, but they are still unsure of the impact of the fires on the wombats or the local wildlife. They will need assistance to rebuild and care for both their resident wombats and wildlife. Donate here
- KANGAROO ISLAND WILDLIFE PARK This wildlife park is raising funds for all the bushfire-stricken wildlife coming into its care. Donate here
- SHOALHAVEN BAT CLINIC This bat clinic has had to evacuate but they continue to provide care for their flying foxes. As the drought and fire worsen, so will their financial strain. Donate here
- KOALAS IN CARE Koalas in Care have run a clinic for koalas for 25 years. They have been financially stretched since the beginning of the bushfire season. Donate here
- Jarake are doing food drops throughout the burnt bush for survivors. They’re also committed to rescuing and rehabilitating for as long as it takes.
- WOMBAT CARE BUNDANOON Wombat Care are encouraging their community to gather food for the wildlife in the Southern Highlands and they’re in need of funds for feed. Donate here
- LAOKO SNOWY MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE RESCUE are working tirelessly to support the wildlife affected by the ongoing fires in the Snowy Mountains/Snow Moraaro region. Their greatest expense is special marsupial milk for their orphans. Donate here:
- DIMMOCKS RETREAT Dimmocks Retreat are in need of funds to continue their wildlife sanctuary after two evacuations due to bushfires. Donate here
- SOUTHERN CROSS WILDLIFE This volunteer run shelter includes a qualified and experienced veterinary surgeon. They need funds to care for bushfire affected wildlife and they also need an oxygen tent for animals with respiratory difficulty and a new humidicrib for orphaned wildlife. Donate here
- THE RESCUE COLLECTIVE This collective is working to support the hundreds of carers on the east coast who are seeing injured animals pour into their care. They’re paying for food drops, medicines and organising craft days. Donate here
- FAWNA are rehabilitating animals from the fire zone on NSW’s Mid North Coast. They are also doing food drops for the survivors and are bulk-purchasing nest boxes for possums, gliders and bird species who are dependent on tree hollows for their homes. Donate here
- WARRIORS FOR WILDLIFE WfW are coordinating an extraordinary state-wide effort across Victoria for displaced and injured animals. They are 100% volunteer run and their fundraiser has a way to go. Donate here
- HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL (AUS) HSI is a leader in global disaster response and are deploying relief teams to help animal survivors and assist with wildlife rescue efforts. Donate here
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of animal carers and organisations in need. If you’d like to suggest any additions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM Voiceless on Facebook.
Also published on Medium.