Mandurah Wildlife Rescue puts out call for volunteers ahead of busiest season


Jenny Norton with Eve, Elaine Carus with Pumpkin and Kim Low with a brushtail possum. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d475159
Jenny Norton with Eve, Elaine Carus with Pumpkin and Kim Low with a brushtail possum. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d475159

MANDURAH Wildlife Rescue has put a call out for wildlife volunteers as the centre prepares for its busiest season.

While the charity welcomes all interested volunteers to cover the day and night shifts, it really needs more people to assist between 6am and 8am, according to board vice-chair Kim Low.

“We are finding it very difficult to cope at the moment after an unprecedented amount of wildlife was admitted to the hospital following the stormy weather we received in September,” she said.

“We currently have about 20 sick and injured birds and animals that need to be fed every 40 minutes starting from 6am.

“It takes about 45 minutes to feed all the wildlife, so by the time you’ve finished it’s time to start again.”

Ms Low said it cost about $5000 a month just to feed the wildlife and keep the centre running.

P&N bank stepped in with financial assistance recently.

Mandurah Wildlife Rescue is one of five recipients of P&N’s quarterly $2000 donation through its Helping Handsgrants program.

P&N Mandurah branch manager Elaine Carus said the bank was delighted to be able to provide assistance to Mandurah Wildlife Rescue on behalf of P&N’s members.

“We are thrilled to be able to help the organisation to cover operating costs,” she said.

To help out, visit mandurahwildlife.com.au.

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