WIRES South West branch calls for more volunteers

More care needed: WIRES volunteer Inga Schwaiger with some orphaned ducklings that she is caring for. Picture: Chris Lane

More care needed: WIRES volunteer Inga Schwaiger with some orphaned ducklings that she is caring for. Picture: Chris Lane

Do you like animals? Do you want to help care for them when they are sick, lost or injured? Do you have some spare time?

Then WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) wants to hear from you.

WIRES South West needs more dedicated volunteers during the busy spring months when there’s an influx of young native birds.

WIRES is holding a Rescue and Immediate Care Course (RICC) at Bonnyrigg on Saturday, September 24. The course is fully accredited and costs $175. WIRES volunteer, Inga Schwaiger, who is currently looking after ten orphaned ducklings, is one of more than 2500 volunteers in 27 branches. “I’m so glad I joined WIRES as you can volunteer according to your lifestyle and do as much or as little as you’re able, so being a WIRES volunteer is perfect for me,” she said.

“There is a real sense of achievement in helping to save these beautiful creatures and then being able to release them back into their natural habitat.”

If you find an injured, orphaned or displaced native animal please call the WIRES Rescue line ASAP on 1300 094 737.

There is a real sense of achievement in helping to save these beautiful creatures. - Inga Schwaiger

  • Details: WIRES.org.au 
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