So much of our Australian wildlife lives within close proximity to our cities and towns. This means that there is a higher risk of casualties and/or fatalities. However by being aware of the local fauna in your area, you can help ensure their survival:
- Watch out for wildlife – be aware of the local species in your area.
- When driving in the early morning or evening, make sure you keep an eye out for any animals that may be trying to cross the road.
- Be responsible pet owners. Make sure any cats and/or dogs are placed inside at night and that all cats have collars with bells and dogs are always on a leash outside of your home.
- If you see any injured animals on our roads, call your local wildlife rescue organisation for assistance. If you feel comfortable, you can try and them and bring it to a veterinary hospital near you.