Wildlife carer moved to help

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Volunteers Hayley Wing, 15, and Hamish Correll, 10, help sort donations of medicines and other supplies to treat wildlife injured in bushfires around Narooma in NSW.
Camera IconVolunteers Hayley Wing, 15, and Hamish Correll, 10, help sort donations of medicines and other supplies to treat wildlife injured in bushfires around Narooma in NSW. Credit: Janelle Ende

Waggrakine wildlife carer Janelle Ende has been collecting donations of medicines and other supplies for wildlife injured in the NSW bushfires.

Mrs Ende, who spends much of her spare time rescuing and caring for eagles and other birds of prey, answered an appeal on social media.

“Natalie Gilbert, from Narooma, NSW, put a post up on Facebook saying she’s heading for her home town and that she’d buy a spare suitcase to take supplies for wildlife carers,” she said.

“I put up an appeal on my own website and how amazing the generosity has been.

“I rang her up and said ‘Nat, you’ll need more than a suitcase’.”

When the Midwest Times spoke to Mrs Ende last Friday, she and several volunteers were sorting donations to be sent to Perth on Sunday, to be loaded onto a hay truck bound for Narooma.

She said she had been in close contact with a volunteer wildlife rescuer who was co-ordinating teams of people who combed the fire-ravaged bush around Narooma in relays, bringing animals in to be assessed and treated.

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