Wildlife Rescue and Information Network would like to say thank you to the thousands of individuals who contacted us this year in order to help our native sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
This will be the organisation’s 15th Christmas/new year break actively helping the central Victorian and outer regions of the community by doing their vital rescue/rehabilitation work.
WRIN would like to remind all drivers to please slow down on our busy roads while keeping a vigilant eye out for injured wildlife during this period.
If a sick, injured or orphaned native animal is found, it should be kept quiet, warm and in a dark area if possible. The animal should not be handled unnecessarily or offered food or water, to prevent any further stress to the animal.
Seek help immediately by either contacting the Wildlife Rescue and Information Network’s 24-hour emergency hotline on 0419 356 433, your local veterinary centre, or RSPCA shelter. Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
Kathy Campbell and Jenny Sommerville,
Wildlife Rescue and
Information Network, Bendigo