Help for Wildlife is a 24 hour state-wide wildlife emergency service which is voluntary, community based, not for profit, non political organisation established in 1995 by Denise Garratt, to assist with distressed wildlife on all levels. Help for Wildlife serves to encourage greater understanding and respect for the needs of wildlife actively seeking solutions to wildlife problems. Help for Wildlife offer a 24hr direct , state-wide emergency information service to members of the public who seek advice and information on matters relating to wildlife. All operators are highly trained and are familiar with emergency situations. Help for Wildlife is the largest single provider of wildlife help within Victoria handling over 40,000 calls annually. Help for Wildlife established the first emergency road signs throughout the greater part of Victoria advising motorists of the direct 24hr wildlife emergency contact number. Currently there are over 400 signs erected with an ongoing program continuously being carried out. These signs were the first road signs of this type established in Victoria and have been instrumental in saving many wildlife lives and minimizing a great deal of suffering for injured wildlife whilst also raising public awareness for wildlife safety. We have a deep commitment to the education and welfare of Australian Native Wildlife and we support wherever possible those in the community who rehabilitate and care for sick, injured, orphaned and distressed wildlife.