2020 is here—and with the beginning of the new year, we asked you all what animals you would like to see us working to protect. We had some readers reach out and ask for how you can help the animals that are currently suffering from the bushfires in Australia.
While we wish we could end the horrific fires that are currently sweeping through Australia with a swish and a flick, there are organizations hard at work to help the animals in need.
Here are some legitimate organizations to support:
Adelaide Koala Rescue is caring for South Australia’s burn victims and attempting to find them somewhere to live. The lives of koalas are among those being claimed at a heart-breaking rate and some are now nearing extinction.
Find a Bed has been set up to connect humans and their animals displaced by the bushfires with a place to sleep. Thousands of Australians and landlords from abroad with property in affected areas are volunteering their homes and paddocks for evacuees.
WIRES Wildlife Rescue’s volunteer rescuers and carers need donations as they are working to save more animals as these fires are depleting already limited resources. The charity is also providing instructions on how to make pouches for small marsupials, which you can send to PO BOX 7276, Warringah Mall, NSW 2100. Hagrid would be proud of this pouch for Care of Magical Creatures!
A Place of Peace is the largest farm animal sanctuary in Australia with nearly 500 large animals. A Place of Peace has been severely affected by drought and bushfires and is raising funds to help feed and water their animal residents, plus wildlife who lost everything in the fires.
The CFS Foundation is also in need of your help to ensure volunteer firefighters have the support they need.
Do you have other organizations needing support during the fires? Comment them below!