If you’re interested in helping Australia’s native wildlife, the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) is offering training.
The Central West’s WIRES branch is offering the training to boost volunteer numbers.
The drive for more volunteers follows two Wallaroo joeys which were rescued from the roadside next to their dead mothers.
After Bathurst’s Stewart Street Veterinary clinic gave them a checkup they were given to WIRES volunteer Christie Jarrett.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to rescue and rehabilitate these unique animals and then set them free back into their natural environment, where they belong,” Ms Jarrett said.
“As both are well under 2 kilo, they would have been lucky to survive more than a few days,” she said.
Caring for wildlife requires training and licensing, which is being offered in Bathurst on Saturday, March 18, the fully accredited course costs $175. For more information on the course email firstname.lastname@example.org.