Early starters needed

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

MANDURAH Wildlife Res­cue has put a call out for wildlife vol­un­teers as the cen­tre pre­pares for its busiest sea­son.

While the char­ity wel­comes all in­ter­ested vol­un­teers to cover the day and night shifts, it re­ally needs more peo­ple to as­sist be­tween 6am and 8am, ac­cord­ing to board vice-chair Kim Low.

“We are find­ing it very dif­fi­cult to cope at the mo­ment after an un­prece­dented amount of wildlife was ad­mit­ted to the hospi­tal fol­low­ing the stormy weather we re­ceived in Septem­ber,” she said.

“We cur­rently have about 20 sick and in­jured birds and an­i­mals that need to be fed ev­ery 40 min­utes start­ing from 6am.

“It takes about 45 min­utes to feed all the wildlife, so by the time you’ve fin­ished it’s time to start again.”

Ms Low said it cost about $5000 a month just to feed the wildlife and keep the cen­tre run­ning.

P&N bank stepped in with fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance re­cently.

Mandurah Wildlife Res­cue is one of five re­cip­i­ents of P&N’s quar­terly $2000 do­na­tion through its Help­ing Hands­grants pro­gram.

P&N Mandurah branch man­ager Elaine Carus said the bank was de­lighted to be able to pro­vide as­sis­tance to Mandurah Wildlife Res­cue on be­half of P&N’s mem­bers.

“We are thrilled to be able to help the or­gan­i­sa­tion to cover op­er­at­ing costs,” she said.

To help out, visit man­durah­wildlife.com.au.

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