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!

What We Rescue

Volunteers may be called on for a multitude of reasons to rescue wildlife with injuries, illness or abandonment associated with:

Attacks by household pets or other animals on wildlife

Collision with motor vehicles

Destruction of natural habitat by urban expansion

Fighting in the wild

Extreme weather condition – fire, drought, flood or storms

Entanglement in fishing line & wire

Orphaned young


Poisoning, pollution & toxic waste

Oil spills in the harbour

Undernourished – the “face of the drought”

Old age & geriatric – cockatoos can live to 100+ years

Parasites – magpies fed incorrect diet are prone to parasite gap worm

Habitat loss is the biggest danger to our wildlife

Disease – wombat with mange

Impact with windows

We Need Your Help

To report an injured, sick or orphaned animal phone:

0418 628 483  or 0418 NATIVE

Hunter Wildlife Rescue operates a 24 hour, 7 days a week Call Centre staffed by home-based volunteers trained to assist in all aspects of animal rescues.