Call the RSPCA Wildlife Ambulance on 1300 ANIMAL (1300-264-625)
Do not try a rescue unless you are confident that you won't get hurt and your actions will save the animal.
Approach with care – make sure it is safe for you and others - and remove threats to the animal (like cats and dogs).
If it is a live bird, small mammal or small non-venomous reptile (if it is a snake, it's best not to touch it):
If the animal is dead, check its pouch for live young. Animals like kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, bandicoots and possums have pouches. Do not pull live young off the teat.
Help us protect our wildlife from getting hurt:
You can help wildlife in our city by volunteering for the RSPCA Wildlife Ambulance. For more information, please visit RSPCA - Volunteer Animal Ambulance or Wildcare Australia – Become a Carer.
On days of very high temperature our wildlife can become weak and dehydrated.
Most animals do not sweat to cool down. Many animals use other ways like panting or licking themselves to keep cool.
How you can help wildlife during the summer?