Carers battle lack of funds and apathy



PRUE Bamford has had enough.

The Wildlife Carers member said the group's passion for helping injured native animals might not be enough to keep them going.

Looking after recovering joeys, possums, kookaburras and all manner of native animals doesn't come cheaply.

The bills are in the hundreds, if not thousands, but that wasn't all that was testing the carers.

Prue said many of the carers had experienced bad reactions from the public who failed to understand the group was voluntary and often had to fork out for resources themselves.

'We do the best we bloody well can,' Prue said.

'Everyone is getting so disheartened.'

Carer Chris Holden said she would continue to help out "because of the animals.'

Anyone interested in helping out as a carer, financially or with cages may phone Wildlife Carers on 0427 106 803.



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