26 Jun Bat and Roo Shelter
We were very grateful for the $1000.00 grant we received from Wildlife Heroes. This supported us in setting up a wildlife clinic to be able to do some medical testing on site for wildlife that have come into care during and post fires. This facility and appliances are also made available to shelters and carers withing East Gippsland as well. Microscope set up, slide kit, centrifuge were purchased with grant money to be able to do wet and dry fecal floats; an invaluable and non-invasive way to check on the health of the animals, test for ecto, endo parasites and ID bacteria and fungi at early stages. Funding also went towards a small surgery required for one of the rescue Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joeys found just post fires. All of our Grey-Headed Flying Foxes have been released, and the remaining 4 joeys are still in care and progressing well, moving towards a soft release off the edge of the fire affected area. Its our hope they will help in re building up the wildlife population in these areas.