The Help for Wildlife response team who are actually based in the vicinity where the Kinglake/ Healesville fires occurred are on standby waiting to enter the foreground when safe to rescue injured wildlife. They already have a number of animals in care at this early stage and are expecting many more needing help.
They desperately need medical supplies such as silverzine cream, non stick dressings, soft bandages, vet wrap, Saline, disinfectant/clorhexidine, syringes, pain relief and antibiotics.
Also needing feed such as hay to provide food for starving wildlife and donations for fuel to carry out the extensive search and rescue needed to help these animals. Notably kangaroos and wallabies found in abundance in this area can take months to recover and require a great deal of dressings and medication during this time.
HELP FOR WILDLIFE - PO Box 181 COLDSTREAM. 3770. Ph 0417 380 687
NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE- PO BOX 1096 HARTWELL 3124 Ph 0427 533 083
All money donations received will be spent directly on injured wildlife - there are no administration costs and Help for Wildlife does not have paid staff. Its all for the wildlife - please help us help our wildlife in need
Please also note these other animal help contacts:
For Farm animals in distress: please contact DPI emergency hotline 136186
For injured wildlife -Wildlife Victoria 13000 94535
For wildlife and domestic please call RSPCA 9224 2222
Melbourne Uni Vet Clinic offering free treatment to fire-injured pets and horses
The University of Melbourne’s veterinary clinic at Werribee has offered to provide free treatment to pets and horses injured in the fires. Emergency & critical care: 9731 2232