So very quickly, some organisations which need urgent help to help rescue wildlife -
The Rescue Collective in Australia have a very urgent wishlist - they are in very short supply of stuff - you can find them on Facebook here. They work together with like minded people, to support animal rescue, wildlife organizations and their volunteers across the East Coast of Australia.
The Rescue Collective have a BushFire Appeal which you can donate to and it gives you an idea of what they have been facing as you read down the page.
Animals Australia have an appeal which will help "expert wildlife vets to travel to fire-devastated Mallacoota to assist local carers dealing with injured koalas; and to travel to other fire grounds where needed."
Wildlife Victoria have an appeal which "will be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months." Just click on their DONATE button, the blue one
WIRES need funds too - they say in December alone the WIRES received over 20,000 calls and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues
Koala Rescue Queensland have an appeal too which you can find here. They say the destruction is massive and the clean up and rehabilitation will take years. Their climbing ropes, throw lines, harnesses, haloes and poles, were destroyed. Please donate if you can - even $5 helps us rescue and get medical help for sick and injured Koalas.
And the Fundraiser for the Port Macquaire Koala Hospital is continuing to grow - up to $2,868,000 plus as I type.
We need all of us to keep donating, spreading the word, and praying for rain in Australia. And to look at our own lifesltyles and how we are affecting the health and wellbeing of the planet and all its inhabitants.
Please forgive me coyping straight from these websites - I just want to get the news out there.
It's heartbreaking. These people and animals must be absolutely exhausted and terrified.
Praying for you, Australia xxx