Carer on hotline helpers
WILVOS is always ready to recruit new members and last week’s information day for new members was well attended by some enthusiastic people.
Most people have domestic pets and this is no obstruction to caring for wildlife. Of course, they are kept well away from each other as familiarity with domestic animals would be lethal for wildlife. As always, common sense is a necessary component in looking after any animal species.
WILVOS has a 24-hour hotline, 5441 6200, and has done for more than 20 years. There is always someone on the end of the phone, not just an answering machine. Our volunteers try to keep calls short, so there is no unnecessary delay in getting help to the injured or orphaned wildlife. Some people are unable to help with the hands-on care of wildlife, but are willing to help out on the hotline. This is done from a person’s own home phone through a diversion system which makes it convenient for everyone.
People realise the environment is strongly connected with wildlife welfare, and concerns about habitat destruction are constantly expressed to our phone volunteers. It is unfortunate that those who could make a difference are often oblivious to the lunar landscape around them.
CARE: WILVOS is always looking for new member to care for the region’s wildlife.