Lost Roos

The suburban kangaroos stuck in no mans land, residents believe urban sprawl has contributed to their plight and it's causing massive problems.

Northern Valleys Wildlife Support group helps with sick or injured kangaroos.

They're on Facebook; www.facebook.com/Northern-Valleys-Wildlife-Support-613397575441235/

We are one of several emergency wildlife rescue and rehab groups North of the Swan River in Perth WA and network with carers all over the state.

MAIN CONTACT 24/7

0423 806 757

Snakes/Reptiles. 0427 815 145 / 0412 914 537/ 0417 470 112 / 9571 0234

DPaW Wildcare Helpline 9474 9055 not 24/7

The immediate basic needs of injured/orphaned wildlife are:

SECURE CONTAINMENT TO PREVENT FURTHER INJURY

WARMTH

QUIET

DARK

NO FOOD OR DRINK

Please refrain from taking any photographs as some rescuers do. At NVWS we believe the welfare of the animal is priority and it is very important to keep it in the dark and quiet. Facebook can wait until they are settled into their new surroundings.

Always check for danger around you. If you are worried about picking up the animal get someone to help you.

Use a towel or similar to place over the animal and gently pick it up. Always be careful of teeth, claws and beaks etc. when approaching and handling.

Place into an appropriately sized ventilated box.

Keep the animal WARM, this is very important, especially for orphaned joeys. Keep the animal in the DARK and in a QUIET place.

This reduces stress levels and makes transportation easier. Also have as little contact as possible with the animal. Echidna's do NOT require extra warmth.

If it's a large kangaroo please call for help immediately.

Do not offer food or water unless advised to do so by a rehabilitator.

Remember your own safety as well as the animals.