RSPCA SA need 120 volunteers to help care for and feed injured wildlife on Kangaroo Island ASAP. So what are you waiting for?
The RSPCA in South Australia is growing concerned that the wildlife that survived the bushfires on Kangaroo Island is now under threat of starvation. So they’re looking for 120 animal lovers to fly down there and help deliver food to the koalas and other animals that have been left without their natural diet. Where do we sign up? (Here actually).
“We don’t know how many animals are fending for themselves in totally barren landscapes, but wildlife rescuers are starting to find animals in extremely poor condition due to lack of food and water,” RSPCA SA chief executive officer Paul Stevenson said.
All food, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered in exchange for seven consecutive days of volunteering. Sounds like a dream, but the RSPCA have warned that volunteers must be ‘Able to cope with the distressing reality of severely burnt wildlife – both deceased and alive’. This work is not for the faint-hearted.
The chosen volunteers will be rostered on for a week-long period sometime over the next three months, as the operation roles out. No prior animal-handling experience is necessary, but it is desired.