Between 177,580 and 355,160 injured wild animals are brought into NSW veterinary clinics every year.
The majority (82%) of wildlife arrive in veterinary care due to trauma of some kind. The most common cause is animals being hit by cars, followed by predation by dogs and cats.
Vets don’t get paid to treat native animals and struggle to fit these cases in to busy days treating domestic pets and farm animals.
Most wildlife are brought into vet clinics by members of the public (68%), not wildlife carers.
The project is supported by the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation initiative of the Commonwealth Government.