Wildcare Inc - Overview
Wildcare Inc. is a registered charity managed and operated by volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all Australian native wildlife. We pursue this objective through rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild native animals that are sick, injured and orphaned; through education and awareness programs; and through advocacy for wildlife and its habitat.
Established in 1992, Wildcare currently assists more than 900 birds, mammals and reptiles a year.
Each year our members deal with more than 3,800 telephone calls from members of the public who seek assistance and advice on Wildcare's 24hr/day, 7days/week emergency help line.
The territory we cover surrounds the Australian Capital Territory - see the regional map. The northern border is the town of Cowra - to the east the Doughboy area (near Braidwood) - to the south the town of Bredbo - and to the west the town of Cootamundra. In 2006 Wildcare established a regional sub-group around the town of Young in NSW.
Our Members' Qualifications
Our carers and rescuers are trained in the handling of injured or orphaned native wildlife. They must attend specialised courses to allow them to care for particular species and have knowledge of the diseases and injuries that may afflict our native wildlife.
Wildcare provides a consulting service for local Government and developers on the impact of habitat loss on native wildlife. Wildcare also provides training to local Government and emergency service groups in the handling and rescue of native wildlife.