Wildlife rescue grants received from WIRES
We are grateful to WIRES for providing two grants to LAOKO recently.
Rescue training for members
The first grant offered 35 LAOKO members to undertake WIRES’ Introduction to Wildlife Rescue course online, made available through the WIRES National Training Grants program. The program provides the opportunity for licensed wildlife rescue and care groups around Australia to access WIRES wildlife rescue and rehabilitation training. So far, 27 of our members have completed the course.
Rescue kits for the car
The second grant included some much-needed wildlife rescue items including rescue kits, high-vis vests, disposable gloves and heat packs.
The rescue kits were supplied by Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and supported by NRMA and IFAW. These veterinary-endorsed kits include essential items which enable volunteers to rescue injured native wildlife from roads and other situations. Their portable size ensures they are ideally stored in the back of the car. Contents include a carry cage, towel, scissors, pliers, headtorch, gloves, hi-vis vest, pillowcase, sanitiser, notepad and pen.
The high-vis vests were particularly important to us, since many of our members didn’t have these. They have been printed with LAOKO’s logo so our volunteers can be easily identified as trained rescuers.
A huge thank you to WIRES, as well as NRMA and Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, for helping us to do the important work of rescuing injured wildlife in the Snowies.
Sunday 4 December, 2022