Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Wildlife Hospital recently received a generous donation from local business, Duncan McGinness Veterinary Surgery.
For the months of March and April a proportion of the annual health examinations and vaccination reviews at Duncan McGinness Veterinary Surgery helped support a donation to Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Wildlife Hospital.
"The donation of over $1200 worth of products included bedding to keep the hospital's patients warm and dry, pet packs to help transport smaller animals, as well as a surgery table cradle and heat mats that will assist during surgery on a range of animals," Duncan McGinness Veterinary Surgery Client Coordinator Sarah Trebley said.
These donated items will not only benefit the native wildlife that present to the Wildlife Hospital but also the zoo's animal residents when they are unwell or having an annual health check.Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Veterinary Nurse Jodie Milton
"We are really happy to be able to help out the Zoo's Wildlife Hospital with this donation, thanks to the support of our clients during March and April," Sarah said.
"We are very lucky to have such a supportive community and the products donated by Duncan McGinness Veterinary Surgery are very much appreciated," Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Veterinary Nurse Jodie Milton said.
"These donated items will not only benefit the native wildlife that present to the Wildlife Hospital but also the zoo's animal residents when they are unwell or having an annual health check."
"Our Wildlife Hospital service is a valuable asset for the region caring for injured and sick wildlife with the aim to rehabilitate and return wildlife back to the wild wherever possible," Jodie said.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Wildlife Hospital provides a veterinary and rehabilitation service for sick, injured and orphaned free-ranging wildlife.
The hospital plays an important role in treating and rehabilitating wildlife brought in by the public.
Over the past year the Wildlife Hospital had over 680 admissions with many cases suffering due to impacts of the drought.
If you come across an injured or sick native animal you can contact Zoo's Wildlife Hospital on 6881 1461 for advice.
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