Volunteers spread Christmas cheer


The Redlands Community Wildlife Care Network meeting transformed itself into Santa’s workshop to create Christmas hampers for local veterinarians.

Local Santa, Paul Barnes, and four of Santa’s little helpers filled hampers with a range of donated and unused medical supplies, handmade pouches and goodies to say thank you to local vets.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said our volunteers and vets tirelessly care for our local wildlife with a generous Christmas like spirit all year–round.

“The volunteers of the Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue received over 5,300 calls this year and provided rescue and assistance for more than 4,700 animals. One in five rescues are for our local urban koala population,” Cr Williams said.

“Our local veterinarians provide an immense contribution in support of the Redlands Wildlife Rescue service through generous donation of their time and skills to care for our sick and injured native neighbours.

“The work of our community volunteers ensures there is always someone on hand to take calls from concerned residents and protect our wildlife.”

The Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue service is coordinated by Redland City Council and is operated by passionate and dedicated volunteers who make sure that the service runs every day of the year to help our native wildlife, including Christmas day.

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned animal contact the Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue on 3833 4031.

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