The RSPCA are letting us know about their work with wildlife in the last financial year:
“We worked with 3,187 native animals, 102 short of last year’s figure which was 3,289 a reduction of 3%. Part of our community work has been focused on reducing the number of native animals presented as a result of unnecessary human intervention. Whereas it is too early to tell if this campaign has been working, to record a reduction of 3% of intakes is a pleasing start and something we will further analyse.
“We successfully released 894 animals back into their habitat, which represents a release rate of 28%, some 3% higher than last year. We have invested in significant staff training and have employed a dedicated wildlife vet in the last 12 months which has certainly assisted in this regard.” Michael said.
[Photo: Charlotte the wombat being fed, Courtesy RSPCA]