With over 250 joeys in care in the past year Alice Springs Wildcare is always in need of assistance. Thanks Tania for putting the call out across Australia for joey pouches, the response has been over whelming and the pouches are starting to come into Alice!
We would like to thank each and every person and group that has sent on a pouch for our cause as we reach 1 degree over night, the joeys thank you too!!!
We had a large box of pouches donated to us from Wildlife Rescue Inc Coffs Harbour NSW, most of which were generously donated by one member of their group - Arlene Hope who we just can't thank enough.
The cost of transport was outrageous and it was only be the shear generosity of Allied Pickfords offering to deliver to Alice Springs for free that we were able to get these life saving beds for our orphaned joeys!!!! Thanks Allied Pickfords we would be nothing without our local business support!!!
Is not always fun, sometimes when the calls come in there is nothing we can do….
Today we received a call from a father and son from Portugal who had spotted a roo on the outskirts of Alice Springs. They were excited to see a roo in its natural habitiat and started to video him when they witnessed a most horrific attack by a couple of camp dogs.
They leapt from their vehicle and ran and yelled at the dogs but before becoming scared and running off the dogs had already done the damage, scared the roo into a fence and bitten into its arms and back leg.
We received the call and went to check, but on arrival found the extremely large Euro male lying amongst the grass unable to move due to a broken back leg.
An injury of this nature is not recoverable for such an animal (who was still trying to get up and hop/crawl away and in so much shock and pain it brought a tear to my eye) so the call had to be made to NT Parks and Wildlife to come and assist.
The Ranger came out straight away but by the time he arrived the big chap had already succumbed to his pain and passed… I just wish there was more we could have done to help this beautiful animal and comfort him in his time of need.
A huge thanks and well done to the father and son who called this in and scared away the dogs, many wouldn’t have bothered. Also thanks to NT Parks and Wildlife for coming out after hours to assist to minimise suffering!!!
Life can be so tough on our Wildlife and anything we can do to prevent or minimise the stress, injury and pain should be done.
Remember, keep your dogs in your yard – unnecessary pain and suffering on our wildlife can be avoided!!!
Alice Springs we are lucky to have this Queenslander in town and helping us at Wildcare. Put your hands together and thank her for her time and effort like each and every one of our carers deserve.
Remember, you can help too - See our Tanya on Daily Edition Now
I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way.
It wasn’t that I didn’t care; I had the time, and I was there
I saw the roo out on the road; I swerved around to avoid the load
But oh to quick it hit my side and rolled across to where it died.
I saw the joey jump up and off, it looked to me as though it was tough
I shook my head and drove on by; I didn’t know the joey would die
On my way back I saw the kite, pulling and ripping with all its might
It was only then I saw its prey, that poor little joey being dragged away
Still moving and kicking it tried to live, oh dear god please do forgive
I took a chance, I closed an eye and with that act I let him die
I didn’t know I could have stopped, and then saved that baby to adopt
“I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way.”
What will you do….. Remember if you see a dead or injured kangaroo on the side of the road please remember to stop and check for a live joey in pouch or nearby.
Dr Emily Bull is nominated for a customer service award at this years Chamber of Commerce Awards.
No one deserves it more, Emily is adored by her patients, clients and work colleagues and we are super proud of her!
Dr Emily Bull works closely with Wildcare to ensure the best care and advice is given for the huge amount of Wildlife we have and see throughout the year. A long with us, Emily too sheds a tear when not all that we hope for can be saved.
Well done Emily - We and all the animals thank you for all you and the NT Vets do for us and those we care for!!! Especially young Georgie who you gave as much love and compassion too as we did, but still helped us make that hard decision. RIP Georgie we all love and miss you
But last year Wildcare received a call from a motorist going out near the airport... I have just come across a dead roo and stopped to check its pouch and there are two pinkies . Shortly after her phone went dead, luckily this carer had managed to get enough information to head on out to see for herself. Two pinkies, one pouch? This is most unusual so I had to go see for myself.
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Did it just snow in Alice Springs? Sure looks like it doesn't it. But no, we had a massive hail storm come through and cover our land with what looks like snow but is actually thick hail stones. Time now to race around and check on all our Wildlife in care to ensure they are all okay.
This carer now has a few bigger joeys knocking on the door saying "heeeey bit cold out here, not sure whats going on but can I come in"?
I don't remember much of the day it happened, I was about 5 months of age weighing 600grm happily resting up in my warm pocket when there was a terrible noise and we went flying...
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We were recently very privileged to have Lynda Staker conduct Macropod Workshops in Alice Springs.
Hi I’m Freddy and I came into care to my adoptive mum around February 2015 at about 7 months of age. I, like so many others, were orphaned when my mum was hunted for food out bush. I was then given to some kids to look after who didn’t do such a good job...
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