Wildlife service needs volunteer rescue

Redlands 24 hr Wildlife Rescue is calling for volunteers to help run this important local service.

The service provides rescue to our sick, injured and orphaned wildlife as well as comfort and advice to distressed people who find unwell native animals.

Volunteers are desperately needed for the two programs running under this service. The Redland Wildlife Care Network provides wildlife advice, links to wildlife carers and operates from 8am to 5pm each day, and the Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance operates from 5pm to 8am and rescues animals overnight.

Volunteering some hours one week in every 5-6 weeks could make a huge difference to the welfare of local native wildlife.

Volunteers ensure injured animals receive the best chance to make it back to their homes in the Redlands bush and urban areas – and the only pre-requisites to helping are living in the Redlands and caring about native wildlife.

A great success story for the Redlands 24 hr Wildlife Rescue Service is the recent saving of three koala lives in a single rescue.

Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance volunteers, Steph Ridley and David Dumsday received a call to rescue a koala with cystitis and conjunctivitis.

After catching the sick Koala, Steph and David realised she also had milk in her pouch, which meant herbaby was close by.

The baby was found at the top of a nearby tree, rescued with the help of some tree climbers, and reunited with its mum at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

In a surprise twist, an ultrasound also revealed the mother koala was pregnant with her next joey.
After treatment, mum, baby and new baby were released back into their original home range, healthy and well.

By joining the Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue you will learn more about wildlife care, save the lives of many iconic native animals and make many new friendships.

If you’d like to join this fantastic local wildlife service, please call IndigiScapes on 38248611 or email lisa.bailey@redland.qld.gov.au