Sponsor a wild friend

Andrea Marzi with Cheeky and Ace at Express Wildlife Rescue. www.communitypix.com.au d396774
Andrea Marzi with Cheeky and Ace at Express Wildlife Rescue. www.communitypix.com.au d396774

‘I rescue what needs help and if it’s not covered by my licence, I pass the job on to friends that cover that wildlife,’ she said.

‘I am very passionate about our Australian native wildlife and I care for any injured and/or orphaned native wildlife and rehabilitate them so they can live where they belong ” back in the wild.’

Ms Marzi was contacted recently by City of Wanneroo rangers to help with some birds that were hurt at a park near Wanneroo Showground.

‘When I got to the park, three white Corellas were hanging by different body parts in fishing wire in about a 12 metre tree,’ she said. ‘The bottom one was good enough to release and flew off, while the second one was badly cut around the neck and wings.’

The second bird was released after treatment, but the third was not so lucky.

‘He’d pulled the fishing line so much trying to get his wings and legs out, he pulled it too tight around his neck and died; I couldn’t help him.’

Ms Marzi began rescuing wildlife after saving a possum.

Many animals require treatment, which is why she offers sponsorship of permanent residents at Express Wildlife Rescue.

‘You will have unlimited permission to come and visit your chosen animal and as much involvement in its upbringing as you wish to have,’ she said. People can also donate brushes, collars, leads, towels, newspapers, food, seeds, pillowcases and toys.