Wildlife Res­cue needs more hands to help

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

HOT­LINE: Wildlife Res­cue is look­ing for more vol­un­teers to help with the in­creas­ing num­ber of call-outs.

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