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Meet Gabby a very young Western Grey Kangaroo now orphaned as a consequence of the recent Sampson Flat bush fire. If that’s not bad enough; Gabby was found in extreme pain due to badly burnt feet and paws she sustained whilst fleeing the fire ground.
Still dependent on Mum for milk, guidance and protection – young Gabby is very lucky to have been rescued by Country Fire Service (CFS) and Native Animal Network personnel.
Gabby was immediately rushed to AMWRRO for emergency treatment in the hope she wasn’t too badly burnt and after a lengthy admission and treatment to her paws and feet, Gabby has been given a second chance and is now in minimal pain and receiving around the clock care.
Admitted to the AMWRRO Wildlife Clinic – Gabby is still very dehydrated and will undergo burn and fluid treatment until she is considered stable.
Special thanks to all those dedicated CFS and Native Animal Network personnel who are finding these animals and giving them a chance.
At 07:30 today AMWRRO was notified by the South Australian Police that a Little Penguin was found at Middleton beach in need of help. The bird was very unsteady on its feet and was disorientated.
The bird was housed at a local address whilst a rescue crew attended to collect the bird.
On admission the bird was unable to open its eyes due to a heavy load of sand that was caked on by blood; once cleaned the full extent of her injuries were revealed. The young female had several open wounds covering her head and around her eyes caused by a dog attack.
Unfortunately this is something seen all too often at AMWRRO, this year we have recorded over 22 penguins maimed by off leash dogs and these are the lucky ones.
AMWRRO suspects hundreds more would fall victim each year but are never found or, are killed either by the dog itself or by savaging foxes whilst hiding in sand dunes at night.
This Little Penguin has been named Amber and she is finally recovering from her ordeal but is still in a critical condition.
A young sick Australian sea lion that hauled out and was found sleeping in the middle of a road at The Bluff (Victor Harbor) was mauled by a Wolfhound that was let off lead to have a run despite being told there was a young seal on the road.
This young male Australian sea lions named Lachie is now recovering from the attack which occurred on Friday afternoon. There were several unfortunate circumstances that led to the animal being returned to the water by order of local authorities despite personnel on ground having very straight forward instructions to leave the animal where it was; which delayed the animal receiving care much sooner.
Luckily for Lachie he was rescued late Friday night and is currently stable. Flippers crossed he will pull through.