Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue Inc

Night Rescues

Undertaking rescues at night leaves volunteers open to especial risks including but not limited to:

  • The possibility of encountering members of the public that are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • The possibility of being stranded alone due to vehicle breakdown
  • The possibility of hoax calls

In addition you should:

  1. Ensure that you have a good quality, charged torch in your vehicle
  2. Carry a backup torch (or replacement batteries) if there may be a need for light for longer than 10 minutes
  3. Take a working mobile phone which has a camera facility with you
  4. Try to take a person with you on a night call
  5. Not attend a rescue if you consider that you may be placing yourself in danger from either other persons, animals or the environment
  6. If attending a call to collect an animal from a person’s home or other building, ask that the animal be at the front door or, where practical, driveway to reduce the need to enter the person’s house or other building at night
  7. Ask the notifier to meet you with the animal at a well-lit public place if possible
  8. Be extra vigilant when attending a rescue at night in a rural or semi-rural location