Donate to help animals affected by Australia fires
Our hearts are breaking for Australia. As devastating fires rage across the country, the world watches in horror. It’s difficult to imagine the terror so many are living, and their fight for survival.
We’ve heard the gut-wrenching stories of people who have lost everything, but it’s not just humans who are suffering. In addition to the tragic loss of human life, an estimated 500 million animals (including mammals, birds, and reptiles) have already been killed in the fires, according to Sydney University. Sadly, habitat has also been destroyed.
Koala populations are reported to have been hit especially hard. Videos and photos show the marsupials fleeing from the flames, many with their paws badly burned.
There are also much-loved pets, like dogs and cats, as well as horses and livestock that are in danger. With a fire of this magnitude, every life is affected.
In this time of need, please consider making a donation to help the animals of Australia. There are a number of organizations you can donate to directly to make a difference in the rescue efforts, including:
- Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization, NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES) rescues sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. You can support rehabilitation efforts by donating to their emergency fund .
- Koalas and their habitat are being decimated by the fires. Donate or share GoFundMe pages run by accredited organizations to help the marsupials, such as this fundraiser by Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
- The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) will be working to restore homes, habitats, and ecosystems for animals that were destroyed in the fires. Click here to donate
- With fires ravaging the state, animals are at their most vulnerable. Donate to the RSPCA‘s bushfire appeal to help protect them.
Thank you for supporting our animal friends on the other side of the world. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this devastating event.
Photo Credit: AAP Image/David Mariuz/via Reuters
Wish to thank everyone involved
I wish to thank everyone involved in the care and rescue of animals, especially volunteers.