Australian Bushfires: How to donate to wildlife in need.
2020 has not begun well for Australia and it’s animals.
As the world is now well aware, areas of Australia have been burning since November 2019 in the most devastating bushfire season this nation has ever experienced. We are not even halfway through the Australian Summer and the fires are far from over.
We have researched and provided a list below of animal sanctuaries & organisations in fire-affected areas that are desperately needing public donations. Your donations will help provide the resources to rescue sick, orphaned, injured wildlife as well as to aid their rehabilitation.
Please take the time to look at the charities online and the tireless work they do, not just in recent months but on a daily basis. Their job never ends providing love, support and comfort for the animals.
For carers, there is no day off when you are looking after for sick, injured & helpless animals and in recent months, there’s no doubt they have been inundated with phone calls from the public finding injured wildlife.
Whilst looking after the fire affected wildlife, they are still responsible for the care for animals they have taken in prior to the fires. Their resources will be stretched and we need to bring attention to the organisations who have not received enough funds in this difficult time.
Please dig deep.
“In WIRES history we have never seen a concurrent series of emergencies events like those that began in November. Hundreds of fires over weeks have burnt over 4.9 million hectares of land in NSW alone. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.” – WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation
Disposable Heroes Rooster Sanctuary (donation page)
Disposable Heroes have sustained severe property damage to their sanctuary.
“We are a small sanctuary providing a ‘forever home’ to roosters, one of the most maligned and disrespected of all domestic animals.”
Hopefully, this can help reassure you where your dollar is going and provide a guide to those who are doing it tough during this time.
Some animal charities are getting a lot more exposure than others so we wanted to share others that are in need and require extra funds to rebuild what they’ve lost and also extra resources to take in new residents. Many that have been mentioned above have not received enough attention over the last few months and need more help now than ever.
Why not skip your morning latte or a cuppa and please donate the $4.00 instead, there’s no such thing as too little of a donation at a time like this.
Take a moment to spare a thought for the livestock who have perished trying to escape.
Stay safe, Australia.
(please comment below if there’s a charity that should be on the list)