RSPCA Queensland is urgently seeking people to register as Wildlife heroes, particularly in the Ipswich area, and be included in a State wide rescue database.
Wildlife Heroes help out by picking up sick, injured or orphaned wildlife and transporting them to a vet or to a carer.
It’s a simple process which can make an animal’s suffering a lot less.
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“This service is obviously dependent on people registering as heroes and being contactable and willing to help,” said RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty. “So please get involved! It can be very rewarding indeed.”
“To be a Wildlife Hero you don’t need to be a wildlife carer or even have knowledge on different species. You just need to care about wildlife and be prepared to lend a helping hand every now and then,” Mr Beatty continued.
“If we can find someone on our database who is nearby to the animal, we can get them to help very quickly.”
The aim is to centralise, simplify and expedite the reporting and rescue of animals who are injured, sick or orphaned. The RSPCA call centre directs the call to the nearest Wildlife Hero or rescue group in that area.
To register as a Wildlife Hero you can follow the links on RSPCA Qld’s website (www.rspcaqld.org.au ) or call RSPCA Qld’s Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Coordinator on 3426 9986