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"Spot" the Lucky Roo!

(Updated: Monday, 14 September 2015)

 

Spot the kangaroo pre rescue MUST CREDIT WILDLIFE VICTORIA

Spot the kangaroo before being rescued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early on 31st August 2015, Wildlife Victoria received a report of an eastern grey kangaroo with an arrow through its head. Sadly these reports of cruelty to wildlife are not uncommon. Volunteers were quickly sent to the scene however unable to rescue the poor critter. Property owner Marcus informed Wildlife Victoria that the animal was known as “Spot” who often frequents his property. The large male kangaroo quickly became elusive and avoided capture on several occasions during the days that followed the first report.

 

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Spot the kangaroo after being rescued

Late on 9th September 2015, volunteer rescuers Helen and Manfred were called to the property once again to try their luck at capturing Spot. This time with success. Spot was tranquilised and transported to  Lort Smith Animal Hospital for emergency surgery. The arrow was successfully removed and handed to Victoria Police for further investigation. Spot, weighing it at 75kg, was transported to Wild About Wildlife Shelter in Melbourne’s north where he will be monitored closely. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him however he is in the care of some amazing volunteers, helping him along on his journey.

 

Spot the kangaroo in rehab with Lisa MUST CREDIT WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE SHELTER

Spot the kangaroo in rehab with Lisa

Photo coutesy: Wild About Wildlife Shelter

 

Our sincere thanks to Marcus the property owner for alerting us here at Wildlife Victoria and working with us over the last couple of weeks, to volunteers Manfred, Helen and Mel who helped rescue Spot and Lisa and her team at Wild About Wildlife Shelter for taking Spot into her shelter with open arms and rehabilitating him 

for release back to the wild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 September Update

 

 In spite of every effort to save Spot, he passed away on Saturday, 12th September. He now rests in peace in his favourite spot near a stream. Thank you Wild About Wildlife for updating about this unfortunate outcome. We hope and pray that this loss will not have been in vain and the attention that Spot brought to the serious problem of cruelty towards wildlife existing in our society, will lead to strict actions and steps being taken by the concerned authorities.

RIP Spot.