Gladstone Veterinary Centre clinic initiative calls for pet food and cash donations from the community.
Gladstone Veterinary Centre clinic initiative calls for pet food and cash donations from the community. Brenda Strong

Furry friends look for food donations this Christmas

WHEN you think about giving this Christmas season, don't forget Gladstone's furry friends!

The annual RSPCA Christmas Tree Appeal is running for a third year, and will share its donations between the Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers and the RSPCA.

The Gladstone Veterinary Centre clinic initiative calls for pet food and cash donations from the community.

Vet Kylie Dudley said the holiday season was often a tough time for animals.

"The most common injured wildlife we find are birds, wallabies and sugar-gliders."

The volunteers from the Wildlife Carers pay for 80% of the expenses out of their own pockets, and rely on the community for the rest.

Carer Vivian Bull said the team fed them food from the bush, to allow them to find natural foods when they are released back into their environment.

"The kangaroos need around one garbage bag of food a day, from trees and flowers, however the natural shrubs don't survive for longer than 24 hours," she said.

To donate to the RSPCA and Wildlife Carer appeal, contact Kylie at the Gladstone Veterinary Centre 4979 3444, or drop in at 60 Philip St, Gladstone.



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