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Two weeks ago a member of public brought in this injured Blue tongue lizard after it was attacked by their cat. He wouldn’t eat and was very sickly but just recently he has started to show signs of improvement as he has gotten his appetite back ! Once he is fit enough he will go under the care of a WIRES wildlife volunteer before finally being released back into the wild :-) #wireswildlife #wildlife #vetclinic #bluetongue #bluetonguelizard #summerhill #summerhillvillagevet #sydneyvet #innerwestvet #veterinary #australianfauna #australiananimals
One of our most recent WIRES wildlife case was a young blue tongue lizard. It was brought into our care after a member of public’s cat had gotten hold of it… When the blue tongue lizard first came in it was in poor shape and it was a struggle for us to get it to eat ANYTHING (despite being provided with an ‘all-you-can-eat’ buffet of strawberries, cucumbers, insectivore mixes and what not…).
After two weeks of TLC from our vets and nurses we are happy to report that Ol Bluey has definitely gotten his appetite back and is well on his way to recovery.
We treat quite a number of injured wildlife day in day out, but blue tongue lizards are uncommon for us so we were all pretty excited! He is now under the care of a WIRES Wildlife Volunteer who will continue to look after it till release.
How can you help out?
These WIRES volunteers do not get paid for their efforts in rehabilitating injured wildlife and hence pay for all the food and care equipment from their own pocket. For this reason, we as a clinic have been inspired to raise money for WIRES by participating in this years Tough Mudder 18km obstacle course. All the funds we raise will go directly towards WIRES Wildlife.
If you’d like to make a donation or simply find out more you can via our fundraising page.
We’d like to extend a big thank-you to everyone who has donated so far, we and WIRES wouldn’t be able to do the work we do on injured wildlife without your ongoing generosity and support!