If you find a sick, injured, or orphaned native animal, call a wildlife rescue organization straight away. Improper rescue can hurt or distress the animal and the rescuer. It is critical to get sick and injured wildlife vet treatment as quickly as possible.
When reporting rescues to WIRES and vets, please try to confirm the EXACT location you found the animal. This is because many native animals are very territorial, so it's critical that, when they are ready for release, we return them "home" to ensure their best chance of survival. In addition, if we know the exact location the animal was found, many young animals have a better chance of possibly being reunited with their parents.
For more information please see the Pets and Other Animals tab on this website.
Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service (WIRES) 24/7 Emergency Hotline: 13 000 WIRES www.wires.org.au