South Coast Rescue and Sydney Wildlife Rescue will be coming together to assist the local wildlife affected by the fires.

“It is the animals and their welfare that is our primary priority, not the group you belong to,” says Joan Reid, long-time Sydney Wildlife Rescue volunteer. “We will be setting the Mobile Care Unit up to help injured and sick wildlife and give treatment as needed.”

Fire victims don’t always arrive with burns; they often present with smoke inhalation, injuries related to fleeing from the fires or from trying to access water in these drought conditions and subsequent infections. Many kangaroos end up hanging from fences as they attempt to outrun the blaze, said Joan.

“Our endangered bats are also dying in Sydney from the extreme heat associated with the fire season and starvation from the loss of their food sources. many little faces are found dead or dying at the bottom of trees as their mums fly further looking for food,” she said.

“Long after the fires have finished burning, Sydney Wildlife Rescue will still be quietly looking after any wildlife bought to us.”

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