What To Do
If you have found an injured/orphaned bird or animal
Extremely important guidelines:
- Keep the animal in a dark, warm and quiet place so as to minimise stress. A hot water bottle wrapped in a towel (hot water from the tap only) will help keep the animal warm, this is especially important for young animals.
- Keep children and domestic pets away
- Never offer an injured animal food or drink
- Handle the animal as little as possible and do not pose wildlife for photos
If you’re unable to pick up the animal, please place a washing basket (or such like) over the bird/animal, then place a towel over the basket so as to keep it away from predators.
AWARE’s Coverage Area
Phone AWARE’s 24 Hour Emergency Hotline 0412 433 727 or your local vet immediately – the first 24 hours are critical to the animal’s survival.