Injured Wildlife


What we do

The team at Wala Animal Sanctuary are highly trained in rescuing, care, rehabilitation and the release of injured wildlife. Our goal is to provide a habitat for these animals as close as possible to their natural environment while they recover prior to re-release.

We do occasionally have wildlife that is not suitable for release due to injury and we welcome them into our family to live out the remainder of their lives at the sanctuary.

How you can help

There are many expenses involved with the running of Wala Animal Sanctuary. As a registered charity, we rely on help from volunteers and from donations.

Not only do we need an endless supply of food for all of the hungry animals ; fresh hay is always needed for sleeping quarters. Then there are the surprise expenses such as vet bills, shelter and enclosure repairs and other property maintenance issues that come with housing curious, adventurous animals.

Every dollar donated is gratefully received, and goes 100% toward the health, safety and happiness of the animal residents of Wala Animal Sanctuary.

What to do

  • If you find injured wildlife please call us immediately on 0409 137 323.
  • If you can safely take injured animals to your nearest vet please do so, as injured animals will require urgent vet assessment. If you can please also call Wala to let us know which vet you’ve taken the animal to so we can follow up with vet to bring the animals into care when they are ready.
  • You also need to be careful with transporting injured wildlife. The animal should be placed in something secure where it is not likely to either escape or further injure itself. A secure box or cat carrier can be useful. For smaller wildlife like a sugar glider, a pillowcase with a tie is good. If it is a very young animal, keeping it warm (but not hot) and snug is very important. During transportation, turn the music off in the car and keep talking to a minimum. Make sure you keep any children away so they are not tempted to poke their fingers into the box or carrier cage.
  • Do not approach injured snakes, flying-foxes, large macropods, raptors or monitors as these must be rescued by trained specialists, for these species please call Wala first for rescue assistance.

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