Wildlife Victoria's Emergency Response team receives 80,000 requests for help annually and assists over 50,000 animals. The service gives the public somewhere to call every time they find a distressed sick, injured or orphaned native animal.
About the Project
In partnership with Wildlife Victoria we sponsored a highly trained Wildlife Emergency Response Operator and provided funding grants to two licenced wildlife shelters and carers to assist with the general expenses of caring for wildlife.
Highly trained Wildlife Emergency Response Operators receive 80,000 requests for help annually from the public when they find a distressed sick, injured or orphaned native animal. The operators identify species, offer advice and decide the best course of action for each case.
During the bushfires, local residents in the affected areas opened up their home and hearts to create safe refuges for injured wildlife and a long term shelter before the animals can be released back into the wild.
Wildlife Victoria’s Emergency Response Service is invaluable. The rescue service relies on an extensive state-wide network of rescue and transport volunteers, veterinarians who provide pro-bono services for wildlife, and the licenced carers and shelters who accept animals into their care for rehabilitation and release.
Supporting the trained operators is a state-of-the-art database which pinpoints the exact address of the animal needing care and the network of volunteers available at that time within a certain geographical radius.
- Sponsorship of a highly trained Wildlife Emergency Response Operator
- Two licenced wildlife shelter and the general expenses of caring for wildlife at the facilities
Wildlife Victoria has provided the community with a Wildlife Emergency Response service for 30 years and assisting over 50,000 animals.
Tasmanian Walking Company Fund contributed over $100,000 to support Australian bushfire response and recovery.
100% of your donations go directly to our projects. All administrative costs are paid for by the Tasmanian Walking Company and Australian Walking Company.