It is extremely important that injured animals or birds come to a carer or wildlife shelter immediately. Many people want to care for wildlife themselves, however without the years of training and knowledge they are ill equipped to deal with the animal and its specialist needs.
- If you find an animal its immediate need is warmth dark and quiet.
- Keep pets and children away- to wildlife a dog or cat is a predator and the joyful excited squeals of a child is terrifying to say the least.
- Wildlife by its very nature can die from the stress of loud noises, constant handling and feeding of the incorrect foods.
- Imagine having the feeling of fright, stress and butterfly's in your stomach all at the same time and you may be somewhere close to how a wild animal feels when it is first in contact with humans -don't under estimate the toll this takes.
- Wildlife carers are trained specialists that know what to do.
- You can help the animal by seeking help and handing it over to a authorised shelter immediately.
Keep a joeys eyes/head covered to reduce stress
REMEMBER warm dark quiet,
if you are interested in becoming a wildlife carer please contact our shelter for a chat,
not everyone is in the right position to be a carer.
If you decide you cannot be a carer but still want to help wildlife, you may like to be a volunteer shelter helper by dedicating a few hours once a week to help us help the wildlife -read more on our shelter helper page.
Contact our 24 hour responsive hotline 0435822699
In the Ballarat region contact BADGAR 1300223427
WRIN western district 0419356433
WRAP wildlife rescue Gippsland 0458972727
*if these numbers do not return your call within 15minutes of your call-
please call us we will endeavor to get in contact with them for you
or offer other solutions