Welcome to WRIN

Welcome to the

Wildlife Rescue and Information Network Inc.  (WRIN)

WRIN inc. is an organization dedicated to the the rescue and rehabilitation of native fauna found injured, sick or orphaned.  All of its members are all volunteers.

If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, please call the number below.  Do not send email it is too slow.

0419 356 433

Articles that are from the most recent Newsletter can be easily grouped by clicking on the “Newsletter” category

Next Meeting

The next WRIN General Meeting will be held on the Saturday the 5th of August 2017 starting 12:30pm at our usual venue, the Senior Citizen’s rooms Golden Square.

This will be WRIN’s Annual General Meeting and all committee positions will be declared vacant and available for nominations.  As it is the AGM there will be no speaker. All members are welcome please come along and have your say in the future direction of WRIN.

Afternoon tea will be provided all welcome..


CFA rescue Cockatoo


A WRIN phone operator recently had a very interesting call come through on the 24 hour emergency phone hotline. A Cockatoo had become entangled in a kite and stuck at the very top of one of the tallest gum trees at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. WRIN rescuer Ian was quick to attend but it soon became apparent that he would need more than a net for this rescue. A call was placed to the Bendigo CFA who very generously offerred their assistance.
WRIN rescuers and the CFA successfully captured the cockatoo and removed the kite string. The cockatoo was released back into the Gardens without injury. A very big thank you to all involved.

Vale Carol Hacker

It is with much sadness that WRIN announce the passing of their very valued and loved member Carol Hacker. Carol has been a long time supporter and carer of wildlife and has been a member of WRIN for many years. Her dedication and committment to wildlife was invaluable and will be greatly missed .

Carol also loved gardening, as was evident from her beautiful flowers and garden, and sewing, often sewing pouches for wildlife in her care or to be passed onto others, and was not afraid of hard work. She adored her family and friends and was kind beyond measure.

During her years with WRIN Carol sucessfully rescued and cared for many sick, injured and orphaned animals including kangaroos, wallabies, possums and birds. Nothing was too much trouble for her when it came to wildlife.  For the animals that came ino her care she was their world and she made a world of difference to their lives many of which would not of survived without her help. Her skills and years of expertise will be irreplaceable.

Carol passed away in Januaury after battling illness. WRIN committee and members could like to pass on their condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

Prudie and Boo, photo courtesy of http://www.tamarakenneallyphotography.com/