Too many people still not reporting injuries
IT’S good news to hear we should be getting some rain. This dry, cold weather is so hard on our wildlife.
Nevertheless, no animals, whether bird, mammal or reptile, should be fed food or given water when they initially come into care. In a weak state, the water may go straight to their lungs.
Sadly, hotline is still receiving calls about wildlife being hit by a car and the driver has done nothing to help.
Fortunately, someone else has observed the event, or the injured animal on the side of the road, and rung so the animal can be picked up and pouches checked.
I have one very traumatised little swamp wallaby that has come in after it was found hiding, terrified, in its mother’s pouch. It is difficult, often dangerous, for drivers to stop but all that is needed is a call with the location of the animal, and we will deal with it.
I must thank Fairhill Nursery at Yandina for their generous donation of plants for the pre-release macropod paddock. Rosemount Nursery, outside Nambour, also has a sign up telling their visitors they may buy a plant and donate to the cause. Your support is most appreciated.
As acquittal time approaches, WILVOS would also like to thank the Sunshine Coast Council for their generous grant as part of the three-year Environment Levy Partnership grant.
It allows WILVOS to help wildlife carers with subsidy for their wildlife food, along with an aviary loan scheme and the cost of maintaining our 24 hour hotline. This hotline has meant that for over 25 years WILVOS has provide a rescue, rehabilitation and release service for wildlife in the area.
RESCUED: swamp Pomona. Pommie wallaby the from