Wildlife Rescue needs more hands to help
INJURED wildlife is in capable hands as many native species suffer the adverse effects of habitat loss; but volunteers who donate their time, energy and funds to getting the creatures to hospital are calling on more passionate people in Caloundra to join their efforts.
Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast founder Claire Smith said with a 600 per cent increase in call-outs for kangaroos she hoped more eager citizens would hop in to help out with the 24-hour rescue service.
“We need more hands on board to help with other wildlife so it frees up qualified experts to go out to those bigger animals.”
With calls from Caloundra to Coolum and as far inland as the Coast stretches, the driving distance between rescues can be enormous especially with volunteers using their own cars to collect the injured animals before taking them to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
If you are interested in offering volunteer services, email wildliferescuesun [email protected]mail.com.
If you encounter injured wildlife phone the 24-hour hotline 0458 682 152.
HOTLINE: Wildlife Rescue is looking for more volunteers to help with the increasing number of call-outs.