How your donations are helping our most vulnerable wildlife

By AG STAFF 19 January 2020
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While the fires may have eased in south-east Queensland, the work is ongoing for wildlife carers and their charges. Here’s how your donated funds are helping.

This face 😍

A victim of the bushfires, this divine yellow-beliied glider was recently brought into RSPCA Queensland’s Wacol Wildlife Hospital.

Usually elusive and hard to spot in the wild, this poor little lady was found stuck in a barbed wire fence. The team removed the fence from her patagium (wing membrane) and she has been placed on medication and is now living with a wildlife carer for rehab before she can be released.

She’s one of countless animals that have found themselves being cared for at Wacol in Brisbane and the RSPCA Queensland’s other wildlife hospital, at Eumundi.

Koalas Mia and her son Kevin were rescued from a bushfire-affected area near Lake Perserverance, Queensland, by wildlife carer Judi Gray, with the help of a cherry picker provided by Toowoomba Regional Council. They’re both recovering well, as is Michael, 5, who was rescued from fires near Toowoomba in late November. He received third degree burns to all four of his paw pads and to his nose. He was extremely dehydrated and malnourished.

According to RSPCA Queensland CEO Darren Maier, “drought compounded with bushfires has had a detrimental impact on our wildlife. We’re seeing an average of 80-82 new native animals through our Wildlife Hospitals every day. While we fight to save our wildlife, we need your help to ensure they have a future.”

Your donations to the Australian Geographic Bushfire Appeal are helping wildlife like Mia, Kevin and Michael, through RSPCA Queensland.

You can donate to RSPCA Queensland here.