THE Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on the Gold Coast has just experienced its busiest year on record, treating more than 9000 animals in the last 12 months.
Staff said this figure is up more than 1000 from previous years. Of the 9000 animals, 400 of them were koalas, which is also an increase of more than 30 percent.
The spike in admissions has stretched resources to the limit, prompting the hospital to ask for help this Chrismas.
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“Urban sprawl and habitat destruction is contributing to more and more injured native wildlife being admitted into our wildlife hospital,” the hospital said in a statement.
“The big jump in admissions is really stretching our resources, so we are asking for help this Christmas.”
Gold Coasters can help the hospital by purchasing an engraved paver, with proceeds to help care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife.
“Simply by purchasing an engraved paver as a gift you will be saving our wildlife.”
“At a cost of $90, each paver is engraved with a message or name and then laid on the pathway leading to the wildlife hospital.
“The $90 helps with the costs associated with saving the lives of injured wildlife in need of care, rehabilitation and release.”
Pavers can be purchased online at www.savingyourwildlife.org.au or google Currumbin Wildlife Hospital or call 55340882