Mixed news for animals over holidays

WILD AND WONDERFUL: While domestic animals have done well over the Christmas holiday period native wildlife haven't fared as well.

WILD AND WONDERFUL: While domestic animals have done well over the Christmas holiday period native wildlife haven't fared as well.

Animals in the Young area can rejoice with local organisations reporting that there have been very few abandoned pets reported to them since Christmas, however the news wasn’t so good from the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

Georgie at the Young Veterinary Clinic said that they haven’t had any animals brought in as of yet and currently only have one cat up for adoption and a couple of kittens. A Hilltops Council’s Ranger said that the period has been good with only a couple of dogs at the pound that are currently being re-homed by an agency.

But WIRES has reported high numbers of rescues throughout the Christmas holiday period.

“Between December 26, 2016 and January 8 2017 WIRES has received over 6000 requests for assistance for animals in need and advice about native wildlife.” A WIRES representative has said.

Local WIRES volunteer Jane Wilson currently has eight possums and kangaroos in her care.

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