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Need help with a wildlife emergency?

 

Please call 13 000 94535 or click through here to log a case directly. Our service responds to all sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife enquiries.

 

Heat Stressed Wildlife Advice

 

On extremely hot days, wildlife will suffer dehydration and exhaustion. Placing shallow containers of water around your yard in shaded areas during a heat wave can really assist your local wildlife. Please keep your cats and dogs indoors out of the heat and to protect wildlife which may be extra vulnerable and weak.

For more information on how to prevent and assist heat stressed wildlife, view our fact sheet here.

Thank you for caring.

 

Bushfire Update

 

The devastating bushfires along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria thankfully, have now been  brought under control. DELWP have now closed the on ground wildlife triage centre. For safety reasons volunteers are not allowed to enter any of the designated fire grounds. Wildlife Victoria are calling for regular patrols of the area by the authorities to ensure any suffering wildlife are quickly rescued and taken to a wildlife shelter for rehabilitation and for food and water drops to assist the surviving wildlife.

Should you find any wildlife suffering please call our emergency centre on 13 000 94535.

 

 

Facts

 

Over 12 months to the end of June we responded to a staggering 38,849 animals.

 

5,776 were kangaroos mainly hit by cars, so please slow down and stay safe especially at dusk till dawn. The busiest areas for “car wins over kangaroos” confrontations are those on the fringes of Melbourne.

 

Ringtail and brushtail possums are the next vulnerable species predominantly hurt and killed by our sweet moggies who are sadly venomous for these natives. Please keep your cats indoors especially during the night and help protect our wildlife.

 

Our majestic magpies, pretty rainbow lorikeets and mysterious ravens are also preyed upon by the vagaries of trying to co-exist with humans. Again moggies have a big impact on our native birds so responsible pet ownership is a must. Please have a read of our fact sheet.

 

Where our wildlife get into the most strife is in the Melbourne City Council precinct where we receive all manor of calls. The council don’t want to help us and believe wildlife is not their responsibility but their lovely staff do what they can and call us when they see an animal in strife.

 

Whittlesea Council area also keeps us busy with kangaroo calls which peak around full moon when the whole mob are most active. Our amazing kangaroo rescuers risk life and limbs to help these animals they love but are forced to euthanise too many due to the extent of the injuries inflicted. The good part is that they rescue hundreds of little joeys from their dead mums who are then hand reared by dedicated wildlife carers before they are big and beautiful enough to re-join the mob.  This council too do not think it is their responsibility to look after wildlife and let our generous and wonderful supporters foot the cost.

 

So enjoy our wildlife but don’t get too close, they are wild and we want to keep them that way – right!

 

Thanks for caring and when you find wildlife that needs help give us a call.   

 

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