During a massive Summer of fires and floods, CareFlight has been there every step of the way. Facing tumultuous conditions of smoke, haze, and rain these heroes have seen it all.
In 2019 alone CareFlight treated and cared for over 6,500 Australians, with almost 3000 people received vital hospital transfers by road or air for the medical attention they needed.
Without CareFlight and the training for the first responders require we can not imagine the sadness and hurt not only by those injured but by their families.
Throughout their great work, CareFlight wants to thank all those who have donated and helped to continue their rescue efforts to save lives across Australia.
“While we are proud of our achievements over the past year, we know that none of this would have been possible without the generous support of everyday Australians. We would like to celebrate and thank all the individuals and communities who are constantly helping our mission to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community.
The generosity from our valued supporters stretches far and wide. It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of a gift. CareFlight’s impact goes so much further than just emergency treatment. It reaches into homes and communities across Australia, bringing vital medical care.”
To help continue CareFlights essential work in 2020 they require donations and support. To find out how you can donate visit CareFlight’s website https://careflight.org/
As our wildlife suffer tragedy from bushfires and floods we look to organisations like ifaw to prevent further losses through rehabilitation, treatment and petitioning for a change to legislation to ensure our wildlife habitats are protected from further depletion.
Australia has one of the highest mammal extinction rates in the world #RecueAnimalsInNeed
In response to the loss of life, ifaw has started a movement to rescue animals in need by creating a Wildlife Rescue App, connecting people in New South Wales to the nearest animal group when they find injured wildlife.
Already more than 3,000 Australians have used the app to date. ifaw has started a new revolution in animal conservation, bringing technical solutions to animal care and conservation.
To download the app follow these links:
Other initiatives to ensure our wildlife population starts to rebuild sustainably are around training veterinarians in triage as ifaw states:
“Together, with the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and other key stakeholders, we continue to conduct workshops to train veterinarians in the triage and treatment of wildlife harmed in bushfires. Our workshops demonstrate a desire and commitment among vets to help wildlife thrive.”
To donate to ifaw to continue their amazing work follow this link https://www.ifaw.org/au