What to do when I find injured wildlife.
UQ Vets Dayboro states on their webpage that they will evaluate and treat sick and injured wildlife at no charge, and will work with wildlife carers or sanctuaries if specific rehabilitation is required.
They also advice that you can call the following people and organisations for help
- Australian Wildlife Hospital
Call 1300 369 652 for all wildlife emergencies
- Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld
Call the rescue number: 0488 228 134
- Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)
Mel Pope is the contact for the Moreton Bay Region, she can be contacted on 0400 793 550
- Moreton Bay Koala Rescue
24-hour Rescue Number: 0401 080 333
- Pine Rivers Koala Care Association
call the koala rescue team 0401 350 799 24/7
emergency hotline: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
- Wildlife Qld contacts
NB: It is important to note that bats or flying foxes should never be handled due to the risk of humans contracting Lyssa Virus.
Common wildlife carer questions.
- What do I do when I find an injured animal.
Ensure it is safe and call for help using one of the above listed numbers.
- Who is the wildlife carer for Dayboro?
This depends, each carer has a speciality. For Birds it is Mel Pope, for Koalas it is Pine Rivers Koala Care and so fort.
- What do I do if I find a snake?
Call a snake catcher, they will catch the snake and relocate it, if it is injured they will look after it.