It is important at the outset to state that no wildlife, sick, injured, abandoned or simply entering into your care can be held by you for more than 72 hours. Only licensed carers are able to do so.
As a member of the public, you are required to notify carers at Bridgetown Wildlife Rescue Inc (“BWR”) of any wildlife that you find or have in your possession without delay. That carer is:
Ms SHANE WILLIAMS
Tel: 0427 078 047 or 08-9774 0442
If you encounter an animal in need of attention, your first contact point should be BWR. Alternatively, contact your nearest veterinary practice, wildlife officer or the wildcare wildlife hotline on 08-9474 9055.
Every situation regarding an injured or sick animal will be different but as a basic, simple strategy you should:
Here follows a number of important articles and videos which you may find useful when handling injured or orphaned animals. Please click on the heading to see the contents: