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!

Cats & Wildlife

Many cat owners to do not understand just what their cat does once allowed out to roam the streets, gardens and bushlands in the day and evenings. The most well fed, docile cat will prey on and kill wildlife, acting on its natural instincts to hunt and kill.

A high number of possums and birds that come into care are as a result of injuries caused by the most loved family cat. Feral cats play a major part in the killing of our native fauna – these cats come from people dumping them in our bushland areas.

Cats use hollows to rest in, also using trees as a resting place. These are place that our native wildlife like to live.

Once a cat has found a bird nest or a possum nest it will continue to go back and kill or injure wildlife that live within that nest.

What should you do to stop this happening?

  1. Keep your cats inside at all times.
  2. Install a fully enclosed cat run.
  3. Have cats desexed.
  4. Don’t feed stray cats, contact your local Council or your local Cat Protection Society to trap and take the cat into care.

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Wildlife Most At-Risk From Cats:

Cat killing a possum


  • Feathertail gliders
  • Sugar gliders
  • Squirrel gliders

Native birds

  • Phascogales
  • Bandicoots
  • Native Rodents