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FIRE aftermath: Wildcare needs help

Wildcare has mobilised to rescue and treat wildlife burnt in the Mt Fairy, Sutton and Carwoola fires. About 20 kangaroos, some reptiles and turtles have come into care so far.

Wildcare is also providing fodder drops to keep wildlife alive whilst their habitat regenerates over the next few months. What with Vet bills, treatments, medications, food and sedative used in darting – this is a long and expensive operation.

How to help:  details below

A Wildcare volunteer reported:  “From what I hear and see, the burn damage to the wildlife varies. Some with just the feet, others with hands and feet, and the underside of the tail. I suspect the likelihood would two to three months in rehab.

It isn’t an easy problem to solve. Wildcare can really only take on about 40 roos on top of the routine ins and outs. Many injured animals and mobs (don’t know how many) are loitering in the burnt-out areas of Carwoola.

Wildcare has been assessing the situation and with the help of property owners have been putting out hay for kangaroos, but it is a huge area. Also letting the locals know what to feed other species and what to look out for via local media and Facebook.

I note the Mt Fairy grass has already started to come back four weeks after the fire, so for Carwoola there may be a commitment for say six weeks. There is a possibility that some animals (roos) will need to be euthanased.”

Wildcare needs to raise $20,000!

Please donate to:
Commonwealth Bank
Account name: Wildcare Queanbeyan Inc
BSB: 062-593
Account number: 10216803
Email for a tax deductible receipt

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