WIRES Northern Rivers branch opened in April 2004.
It encompasses an 8800sq km area taking in the local government areas of Byron, Ballina, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Lismore.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work and pay our respects to the elders past and present.
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WIRES (The NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) was established
in 1985. Since then branches have been established covering most of
NSW. It is the largest wildliferescue and care organisation in Australia.
Belonging to such a large state wide organisation
gives members and carers the opportunity to learn and share information
on a broader scale.
All rescue and emergency calls made to WIRES are listed in a state
wide data base. From the time an animal is taken into care, it is
tracked via this data base.
Information on all aspects of the animal whilst it is in care is entered in to the data base including reason for coming into care, veterinary treatment, all aspects of its time in care, and finally the fate of the animal.
To see how WIRES was established and what to do if finding an injured animal
All WIRES carers undertake intensive training in wildlife care, and many go on to specialise in specific species.
After treatment, often involving intensive veterinary care nursing and rehabilitation by the rescuers and carers, animals are returned to the wild with as little human intervention as possible.
WIRES is a non-profit, Non Party Political organisation, where animal welfare always comes first. All carers are voluntary, and give their time and emotions free of charge.
- The welfare of our native animals is a responsibility that should be of concern to all Australians.
- We rely on public donations which are tax deductable when $ 2.00 or over.
- All donations stay in our local area.