Spring the busiest time of year for wildlife shelter
ONE-WEEK-OLD Australian mountain ducklings are currently in the care of Hamilton Wildlife Shelter operator, Shelly Burrowes, after they were orphaned from two sets of parents. With spring as her busy season, Ms Burrowes has much advice to give locals on what to do if they come across an animal that’s been injured or in unusual circumstances. See story page 3. Photographed with permission from DELWP. Photo: TASH FRANKO.
By Mark Rabich
September 30, 2021 | 11:38 AM
SPRING is Shelly Burrowes’ busiest time of year, receiving many calls for help from locals to help with the displacement or injuries of birds and animals around the south-west region.
As operator of the Hamilton Wildlife Shelter for six years and licenced by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP), she has had to deal with a wide range of situations to get animals back on their feet or flying again.
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