Donation to Wildlife Appeal
Published on 13 January 2020
Recent images of burnt and injured wildlife in the bushfires prompted a Burnie City Council employee to think about expired First Aid supplies currently at council.
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. Assistance is required for sick, injured and orphaned animals.
Rescue organisations are gladly welcoming any medical supplies such as bandages and saline to be sent to help treat burnt animals.
Burnie City Council have chosen to assist Wires Australia and have now collated their out of date first aid supplies which will be packaged up and sent to assist in the treatment of injured wildlife.
Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “This is a terrific initiative which will assist injured animals through the use of unused supplies”.
To find out more about Wires Australia, go to www.wires.org.au
To find out more about Wildlife Victoria, go to www.wildlifevictoria.org.au