Call goes out for volunteers
FAR North Queensland Wildlife Rescue is calling for volunteer carers due to a lack of members in the local area.
Like many communitybased organisations, the FNQ Wildlife Rescue organisation relies on the outstanding work of volunteers and carers.
Port Douglas wildlife rescuer Annie Schoenberger has been volunteering her time to care for orphaned bats for three years and said she could do with some help.
“I’m basically the only full time carer in the area,” she said.
“Being a carer is such a rewarding experience and it’s heart-warming to watch the animal grow up.
“It hurts a little but it’s also a really nice feeling to release them back into the wild.”
Annie Schoenberger and Mausi People can become searching for more carers involved by becoming in the Port Douglas and a financial member by Mossman areas. donating to help with day “We have a carers list to day running costs of that we refer to when a the centre, manning the call comes in for a rescue, phones or by becoming a but our volunteers have carer or rescuer. lives too and we can’t
After-hours phone always get hold of the coordinator Jean Howsley people who may be clossaid they are desperately est to the animal and have to call people from further away,” she said.
The wildlife rescue emergency number 4053 4467 is manned by volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Visit www.fnqwildliferescue.org.au for more information on becoming a member.