As fires rage across Eastern Australia, a state of disaster has been declared in Victoria and a state of emergency in New South Wales. Millions of animals are dead and hundreds of thousands more will perish over coming days as a result of these killer bushfires.
The destruction, death and injury these fires have caused has left many feeling helpless and scared. But there are things you can do to help.
This blog post will focus on how you can help animals that have been left displaced, injured and homeless. For information on how you can help communities, visit Vic Emergency Relief & Recovery.
We will continue to update lists throughout coming weeks but for now here's a few ways you can help.
Mallacoota Wildlife Shelter has received 10 injured koalas in last 24 hours. They require donations at this stage. Mallacoota Wildlife Shelter BSB: 062649 Acc: 10126146
Warriors for Wildlife have a wish list set up on their facebook page. They also require donations. Warriors for Wildlife BSB: 633000 Acc: 156476087
Wildlife Victoria require financial assistance to distribute funds to carers across the states and provide direct emergency assistance on the ground.
NEW SOUTH WALES
WIRES require financial assistance to distribute funds to carers across the states and provide direct emergency assistance on the ground.
Koalas in Care Inc have enough in product donations but are still in need of financial support. Koalas in Care Inc. BSB: 932000 Acc: 500079257
Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital require financial assistance to continue medical treatment for injured koalas. Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital BSB: 633 000 Acc: 152530911
Northern Valleys Wildlife Support are deploying experienced rescue teams in fire-affected areas daily at - doing feed and water drops along with wildlife welfare checks. Items needed and drop-off locations can be found here.
Find A Bed is a place where people with a spare bed and people who need a place for themselves or their animals can connect.
Animal Rescue Collective have a range of ways people can help a number of volunteer based rescue groups: