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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
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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!
Australia is a country renowned for its unique wildlife. As an inner-west veterinary clinic we consider ourselves lucky to have the extensive wildlife experience of Dr. Lydia and Dr. Sandra. All our vets have proven time and time again to be more than capable of looking after the odd ring-tailed possum or bearded dragon!
What is WIRES?
WIRES (NSW Wild life Information and Rescue Information Service) is a volunteer run organisation. They have been working to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife since 1986.
We share a close relationship with WIRES carers and as such we get a large volume of wildlife coming through our doors. To put it into perspective, in this year alone our vets have treated a total of 83 rainbow lorikeets!
How can you help?
WIRES relies on volunteers and donations to do the great work that they do. As such, it can be a demanding job for the volunteers with many of the animals requiring round the clock care and long-term rehabilitation.
There are a variety of ways you can get involved including:
- Donating into our WIRES tin which sits at our reception desk
- Jumping onto the website to donate online
- Signing up as a WIRES volunteer carer/rescuer
- Donating goods such as towels, carriers/cages, heat pads, will life food, etc. (full list of what goods they need)
Of course, another way you can contribute is by simply contacting WIRES. Should you happen across an injured wildlife creature all you need to do is call their Rescue Line on 1300 094 737.
Muddy Paws! Summer Hill Village Vet do Tough Mudder
In November our team will be participating in the Tough Mudder 18km Obstacle course with the aim of raising funds for WIRES. Dr. Sandra, Dr. Lydia, Dr. Kate and the rest of the team will be crawling through mud, swimming and generally putting their fitness to the ultimate test in support of all the work WIRES do (and to prove to ourselves that we are mad fit…). Donations can be made online (read more about our mission statement + make a donation) and we are immensely appreciative for your generosity!
Get In Touch
Consultations (by appointment):
Monday-Friday: 9am - 11am and 4pm - 7pm
(till 9pm on Mondays)
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
How To Find Us
29 Grosvenor Crescent
Summer Hill NSW 2130
(corner of Sloane St & Grosvenor Cres,
on the Nth side of the line at Summer Hill station)
Mon: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sun: Closed | Public Hols: Closed
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