Australia is a country renowned for its unique wildlife. As an inner-west veterinary clinic we consider ourselves lucky to have the extensive wildlife experience of Dr. Lydia and Dr. Sandra. All our vets have proven time and time again to be more than capable of looking after the odd ring-tailed possum or bearded dragon!
What is WIRES?
WIRES (NSW Wild life Information and Rescue Information Service) is a volunteer run organisation. They have been working to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife since 1986.
We share a close relationship with WIRES carers and as such we get a large volume of wildlife coming through our doors. To put it into perspective, in this year alone our vets have treated a total of 83 rainbow lorikeets!
How can you help?
WIRES relies on volunteers and donations to do the great work that they do. As such, it can be a demanding job for the volunteers with many of the animals requiring round the clock care and long-term rehabilitation.
There are a variety of ways you can get involved including:
- Donating into our WIRES tin which sits at our reception desk
- Jumping onto the website to donate online
- Signing up as a WIRES volunteer carer/rescuer
- Donating goods such as towels, carriers/cages, heat pads, will life food, etc. (full list of what goods they need)
Of course, another way you can contribute is by simply contacting WIRES. Should you happen across an injured wildlife creature all you need to do is call their Rescue Line on 1300 094 737.
Muddy Paws! Summer Hill Village Vet do Tough Mudder
In November our team will be participating in the Tough Mudder 18km Obstacle course with the aim of raising funds for WIRES. Dr. Sandra, Dr. Lydia, Dr. Kate and the rest of the team will be crawling through mud, swimming and generally putting their fitness to the ultimate test in support of all the work WIRES do (and to prove to ourselves that we are mad fit…). Donations can be made online (read more about our mission statement + make a donation) and we are immensely appreciative for your generosity!