PLEA: FUNDS NEEDED FOR NEW HUMIDICRIB FOR WILDLIFE AS COLD WEATHER SETS IN:

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THE cool sea­son is well and truly upon us, and while it’s easy for us to rug up in our win­ter wool­lies, what about the wildlife?

Lo­cal wildlife car­ers Robert and Faye Fishlock have just one humidicrib to keep joeys, su­gar glid­ers and other an­i­mals warm.

But that humidicrib will house just one an­i­mal at a time, and they say heat blan­kets just aren’t as ef­fec­tive in reg­u­lat­ing their tem­per­a­ture.

The ex­pe­ri­enced wildlife car­ers are sav­ing to buy a new life-sav­ing humidicrib, which could set them back up to $1800, but that’s no easy feat when you’re liv­ing off a pen­sion.

The Redridge cou­ple, who have ded­i­cated around 30 years to car­ing for in­jured wildlife, are ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic to help them pur­chase the new humidicrib.

“We get very few do­na­tions, $20 here and $20 there. Some­times we go months be­fore get­ting a do­na­tion,” Mr Fishlock said.

“Any money that comes in goes straight to the an­i­mals. We live off pen­sions but most of that goes to the cost of an­i­mals’ food and vet bills,” Mrs Fishlock added.

The pair has ap­plied for nu­mer­ous grants to help cover the costs, but they say they re­peat­edly miss out.

To make a do­na­tion call in to the Fishlocks at 97 Sun­ny­brae Crt, Redridge, or Ama­zon Babe Nails & Beauty, Churchill St, to top up their collection tin.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN

AN­I­MAL CAR­ERS: Faye and Rob Fishlock with the humidicrib and an east­ern grey kan­ga­roo and a swamp wal­laby.

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