South West fire injured animals on the mend


Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Group founder Dot Terry-Bos with one of the parrots that have recovered from the South West fires.
Mandurah Wildlife Rescue Group founder Dot Terry-Bos with one of the parrots that have recovered from the South West fires.

MANDURAH Wildlife Rescue group was inundated with animals needing help after the Waroona, Yarloop and Preston Beach bushfires.

Founder Dot Terry-Bos said there were possums, joeys and lots of birds (mainly large parrots such as black cockatoos).

“We just want to say thank you to all the people who donated items to help,” she said.

“People brought in food, bandages and medical supplies.

“We also had extra staff working – everyone has been wonderful.”

Mrs Dot Terry-Bos said it was a tragedy the amount of animals that were injured during the fires that swept the South West in January.

She said Department of Parks and Wildlife officers were so busy, they sent injured animals by taxi to the rescue centre.