What should I do if I find an orphaned, injured or sick native animal?
DO: * Remove animal from dangerous environment.
* Place animal in secure bag, cage or box.
* Keep in warm, quiet, dark place.
* Contact vet and/or WIRES, ASAP.
DO NOT: * Attempt to feed until animal has been assessed by vet or trained WIRES member.
* Handle or move unnecessarily.
* Further stress the animal.
STRESS CAN KILL
How you can help WIRES:
* Making donations of fish tanks, pet carriers, aviaries, bird cages or materials which can be used to construct the above such as wire mesh, wood etc., plus cotton sheets, pillowcases, woolen jumpers and beanies.
* Donating fresh food supplies such as mice, insects and earthworms or flowers and new shoots from native plant species.
* Supporting WIRES functions and/or fundraising activities.
* Offering ideas and/or assistance in conducting fundraisers, working bees, etc..
* Subscribing to our newsletter for general information relevant to the area.
How to attract native animals to your garden:
* Plant native plants such as grevilla, bottlebrush, euclypt trees etc..
* Keep fresh water in bowls placing at least 1.5m off the ground. This will decrease the risk of cat attacks.
How to better protect your cat and wildlife:
* Be a responsible cat owner. Identify your cat with a collar, tag and microchip implant.
* Desex your cat
* Confine your cat to your property
* Keep your cat indoors at night - cats kept indoors won't be in fights, won't be hit by cars and will harm less wildlife.
* Put bells on your cats collar.
* Never dump your cat. Either rehouse or arrange humane euthanasia for unwanted cats.