A huge Thank You to Wires for supporting and funding Hunter Wildlife Rescue with food for our fauna in care which will also help our carers whom work so hard caring for the fauna. The funding will now allow us to continue the food bank free still to all our approved fauna carers. Wires have donated $12,000 to go towards a WILDIFE FOOD account to be set up so HWR can purchase fauna food through Newcraft a fauna food suppler in Sydney. Also Wires have nominated and were successful in getting 5 Woolworths stores throughout the Hunter to supply free fruit , veggies and meat to help feed the fauna in care with HWR. This is been done under Wires National Food Grant project and we wish to thank Wires for their support and help and to say how grateful we are receiving this funding and support.
A huge Thank You to Wires for a $12,000 Donation for food for fauna in care and successful nomination for supply of food by Woolworths. Thank you Wires!

Our Disaster Relief Team

Koala burnt in bushfire

Oil covered pelicans

Disaster Search & Rescue

The Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) Disaster Relief Team operates search and rescue of distressed and injured wildlife after natural and man-made disasters including bushfires, storms and floods, oil spills or  heat stress events.

Members will be alerted to a potential natural disaster and to be on standby. Activation of the Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) Disaster Search and Rescue Unit in in line with Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Emergency Animal Service Plan.  The Disaster Relief Team works alongside DPI;  State Emergency Services (SES);  Rural Fire Services (RFS);  National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS);  Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA);  Energy Australia;  Local Councils;  Rangers.

When DPI informs the Disaster Coordinator that the area is safe, the Disaster Communications Officer will call for volunteers from the membership to participate wildlife disaster relief including:

1.   Field search and rescue
2.  Transportation of injured wildlife to vets and approved rehabilitators
3.  Allied support ie  general assistance setting up base; picking up water and food supplies; making lunches for search and rescue volunteers and delivering to field base.
4.  Administration support and donation coordination.

DISASTER SEARCH & RESCUE ALERTS

Members will be alerted to a potential natural disaster and to be on standby. When DPI informs the Disaster Coordinator that the area is safe, the Disaster Communications Officer will call for volunteers to participate in search and rescue.

Volunteers will be required to complete the Disaster Volunteers ID Form and follow the Disaster Response Protocols (30 downloads) Type of support required

1.   Field search and rescue

2.  Transportation of injured wildlife to vets and approved rehabilitators

3.  Allied support ie  general assistance setting up base; picking up water and food supplies; making lunches for search and rescue volunteers and delivering to field base.

4.  Administration support and donation coordination.

Related Protocols: NATF disaster protocol Disaster Protocols for Disaster Events in Flying-Fox Colonies (20 downloads)