A heartfelt appeal has been made by Wildlife Rescue Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native Australian wildlife. This call for action is particularly aimed at residents in the Redcliffe Peninsula and North Lakes area, where a shortage of volunteers poses a significant challenge to the organisation’s mission.
Wildlife Rescue Queensland serves primarily the Moreton Bay region and is vital for the protection and care of injured or orphaned animals.
Individuals willing to become members and actively participate in rescuing and transporting wildlife will aid in their treatment or humane euthanization. The organisation conducts three transport trips a day, ensuring the animals receive the necessary care. Many of the rescued animals are subsequently cared for at Australia Zoo.
The diverse range of animals rescued by Wildlife Rescue Queensland includes birds, ringtail possums, brushtail possums, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, platypus, snakes, and turtles.
Colleen Ogilvie, an experienced volunteer with the organisation, emphasised the pressing need for more active volunteers in the Redcliffe suburb.
“We desperately need more active volunteers who will be able to tend to rescues in Redcliffe, Scarborough, Woody Point, Kippa-Ring, and North Lakes,” Colleen said. The lack of volunteers in these areas leaves a gap in responding to distress calls for sick or injured wildlife.
An information session is scheduled for Wednesday, 8 Nov 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Katrina’s School of Hair and Beauty, located at 4/12 Leda Blvd, Morayfield.
This session is aimed at individuals interested in joining Wildlife Rescue Queensland. The session will provide insight into the organisation’s mission, the responsibilities of rescuers, what should be included in a rescue pack, and the potential paths for becoming a rescuer or carer.
Those interested may contact 0421 269 257 by noon Tuesday, 7 Nov 2023. Additionally, interested individuals can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
For more information about Wildlife Rescue Queensland and their noble cause, please visit their official website or their Facebook page.