A shout out to all knitters - your help is needed. WIRES Wildlife Rescue have many orphaned joeys in care, and with spring just around the corner, they have an urgent need for larger knitted pouches. Make this your 'do something day' and give these babies the warmth and security they need. If you don't knit, no worries. All pouches need liners, so you can sew a liner. Keep in mind that natural is best as they're breathable and best for little joeys to be snug inside.
Please only use pure wool for the pouches and pure cotton for the liners.
The instructions for the two larger size pouches can be found HERE.
If crochet is what you do, crocheted pouches are also accepted, however a tight crochet stitch is preferred for warmth.
All completed pouches and liners can be posted to WIRES, PO Box 7276, Warringah Mall NSW 2100 and it'll be distributed to all volunteer carers. If you have any questions about the pouches, please email firstname.lastname@example.org rather than calling, so the phones can be kept free for rescue calls. Your donations and good deeds are hugely appreciated.
If you 'd like to opt out of the rat race for a while and give yourself a feeling of calm by getting involved with Wildlife Rescue at WIRES, there's many ways to do that. You can become a virtual carer and join the program which is exclusive for regular supporters. Signing up for the E News is also a good start to immerse yourself with updates about what's happening to our wildlife. If you happen to live in NSW and are over 18, you might be able to join WIRES as a volunteer wildlife rescuer and carer. Donations are a great way to remember our friends of the earth. You can also help provide wildlife food, supplies and care equipment for the volunteers.
WIRES has been rescuing and caring for native animals since 1985 and officially launched as an organisation the following year. They actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. They rescue 7 days a week, 365 days a year, helping native animals in distress. In assisting tens of thousands of animals every year and receiving over 83,000 requests for rescue assistance in the last financial year alone, they sure could do with your help.