26 May Wildlife Emergency, The Little & The Big
Posted at 01:50h in Stories
Its hot, very hot. Its been dry for so long.
Mummy is thirsty. She ventures down onto the ground in search of water and a cooler place.
ITS SO HOT.
Mummy spots some water in a bowl.
What was that?
Help, HELP a dog has mummy she is dead so is my sister. HELP
The Shelter had many calls similar to this. Wildlife seeking the cool,seeking water.
Becoming victims. Some we could save others unfortunately not.
The dry and the heat kept going.
One day hell got loose. Bushfires, heat, no sign of rain.
It wasn’t just the bushfires that took wildlife it was happening before them.
These fires were claiming lives many 100 s kms away. The smoke was that thick and wide spread.
Calls were coming in. “I have hit a wombat, kangaroo, wallaby, possum” “I was going slow. I couldn’t see them in
The Shelter assisted locally as well as fielding calls requesting help from the bushfire areas.
Time passed, the fires are out but what wildlife survived still need help.
As well as caring for our local wildlife the Shelter volunteers have been out and about.
Doing many many feed and water stations for the wildlife. The stations are getting used by the wildlife.
This support is still ongoing and will be for many months ahead.
The Fuel Vouchers that the grant covered is allowing this to keep happening.
It is work that the grant from the Foundation For National Parks & Wildlife has enabled the Shelter to undertake
of which The Shelter and its volunteers are very grateful to have received.
Wyhurri Wildlife Shelter