Heather Gibbons, Naracoorte Community News
Health Harmony and Happiness Inc. has recently made a donation to Jodie Hutchins Born Free Native Wildlife Care in Millicent. This assists in covering some of the many costs Jodie has such as fencing, food and veterinary bills. Jodie is on call 24/7 and has been looking after wildlife for twenty years.
When she lived in the eastern states, Jodie was a member of WIRES, which organised courses for animal carers. Those courses were renewed every three years. SA does not have a system like this. Other differences between the states is that in SA she is unable to release the animals for which she cares. At present she has no space for more kangaroos.
Other creatures she cares for include ring-tailed possums, which have been attacked by cats and need speedy veterinary care to save them. Jodie also has galahs, which have been hit by cars.
Narelle Marshall’s Duck-A-Roo Animal Rescue also received a donation to assist with ongoing costs. Narelle gratefully received her donation that is supported each festival by an artwork donation from Neil Welsh from Robe Icecream Shop. (The next festival will be held on January 13-14 th.)
Both ladies do a magnificent job rescuing local wildlife, a job that requires dedication and love.
This article appeared in the Naracoorte Community News.