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WILDCARE DONATE to 24/7 Helpline 02 6299 1966
Queanbeyan NSW 2620 http://www.wildcare.com.au
Southern Cross Wildlife DONATE
Dr Howard Ralph, a dedicated NSW Veterinarian and his team are providing medical care to countless animals who have been burnt and injured in the NSW fires:
Commonwealth Bank BSB 062205 Account No. 10237440 (Mona Vale)
WIRES link: DONATE
Wildlife Victoria 1300 094 535 DONATE
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Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania DONATE
BSB 633 000 Account number 122060924.
donate online at "wildlife fund" reference
Regular wildlife contacts here on candobetter.net. Please let us know more to add.
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Re Wildlife Victoria
"From: Leader December 13, 2011 10:54AM
VICTORIA'S peak wildlife group spends more money on accounting and bookkeeping than it does directly caring for animals.
Wildlife Victoria's financial records, provided to the Diamond Valley Leader, show less than 6 per cent of the organisation's total expenditure goes to volunteer carers and rescuers, who spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money each year helping Victoria's injured and orphaned wildlife.
Despite receiving a massive $4.3million in donations after 2009's Black Saturday fires, the group's financial statements for the past 12 months show it could be bankrupt within three years.
Just $6000 is budgeted monthly for wildlife shelters and rescuers while more than $10,000 a month is spent on accounting, banking and bookkeeping fees.
Wildlife Victoria chief executive Karen Masson told the Diamond Valley Leader the organisation was surviving off the last of its bushfire appeal money and would soon begin campaigning for government and corporate funding.
"We are reducing our costs and we've been doing that since I came on board in January this year, and trying to line that up with the revenue we get year-on-year,'' Ms Masson said.
But St Andrews carer Stella Reid said Wildlife Victioria failed to immediately pass on vital money donated to her shelter after it was burnt out in the 2009 bushfires.
"I've heard people say we've made squillions from (Black Saturday). We didn't - Wildlife Victoria did,'' Mrs Reid said.Just $6000 is budgeted monthly for wildlife shelters and rescuers while more than $10,000 a month is spent on accounting, banking and bookkeeping fees."