If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. Wild animals become stressed by handling, so you should seek expert advice before handling an injured animal. Try to minimise the amount of exposure the injured animal has to people and loud noises. Do not attempt to feed or treat it unless you have specialist knowledge or training.
Contact numbers for injured wildlife are:
ACT – contact RSPCA ACT Wildlife on 02 6287 8113 (Business Hours) 0413 495 031 (After Hours) www.rspca-act.org.au
NSW – contact WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) www.wires.org.au on 13000WIRES or 1300 094 737 or Sydney Wildlife (Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services) http://www.sydneywildlife.org.au/
Qld – contact the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service on 1300 130 372
SA – contact RSPCA SA on 08 8231 6931 and also see www.faunarescue.org.au/
Tas - contact the Wildlife Management Branch of the Tasmanian Government on 03 6233 6556
Vic – contact Help for Wildlife on 0417 380 687 http://www.helpforwildlife.com/
WA – contact Wildcare on 08 9474 9055
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