Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit And Sydney Wildlife Updates: Back into the firegrounds + sending nesting boxes and pouches to kangaroo island - february 2020
On February 3rd, 2020 the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic headed south again to the firegrounds. They went supplied with a multitude of amazing new items they never dreamed of having donated to them.
Sydney Wildlife Sends Help To Kangaroo Island
The dedication of all the volunteers - from a multitude of organisations - in the fire zones has been unequivocal and irrefutable.
These photos were taken on Wednesday February 12th, 2020, in the pouring rain and thick fog of the evening, and then well past midnight in the field clinic where the only light was provided by head-torches. This is HUHANZ, Sydney Wildlife, Vets Beyond Borders - at an emergency triage site in Cathcart on the far south coast NSW - still trying to save what they can as the window of opportunity starts to close for the wildlife injured in the fires
Tired hands, weary arms, hungry bellies, frayed emotions.
But one purpose.
A burnt and sedated kangaroo being carried through the fog to a waiting vehicle and whisked away for treatment.
Two amazing veterinarians who travelled from Victoria and worked past midnight for days on end, by the light of torches.
Such a great field triage centre put together by the New Zealand Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) gang.
The field clinic put together by the incredible HUHA NZ team.
The hand of love - waiting for some 'muscles' to lift this darted (sedated) kangaroo to the clinic.
Rain and fog didn’t stop us.
Using a 4x4 hire car as a recovery room and drip-stand. Custom-built enclosures put together on-the-spot by some of the darters, vets and HUHA builders.
Thank you Waitara & East Wahroonga Vennies for making 26 possum boxes! And thank you North Shore Timber Thornleigh for donating the material. You all rock!!
'Should’ve specified the quantity...' photo by Lynleigh Greig