PLEA: FUNDS NEEDED FOR NEW HUMIDICRIB FOR WILDLIFE AS COLD WEATHER SETS IN:
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.
ANIMAL CARERS: Faye and Rob Fishlock with the humidicrib and an eastern grey kangaroo and a swamp wallaby.