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BONORONG Wildlife Sanctuary is reaching out to Northern Tasmanians to participate in its wildlife rescue program.
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The Brighton-based sanctuary’s owner Greg Irons will hold a free six-hour training session at Launceston’s Windmill Hill Hall on Saturday for those that wish to volunteer.

Mr Irons said Bonorong received about 8000 injured and orphaned animals last year and needed more trained rescuers in the North.

‘‘We have had over 1500 people do the training [statewide], which is fabulous, but of course people have differing amounts of time that they can commit,’’ he said.

‘‘We received so many calls from the north of the state that our small group of loyal volunteers were working overtime to keep up.

‘‘The majority of our rescuers are down South and we are receiving a lot more calls from the North now.’’

Mr Irons said Tasmania was the roadkill capital of Australia and that animals were affected by cats and dogs, secondary poisoning and being stuck in fencing.

He said the course would teach volunteers how to safely capture and transport wildlife to vets or wildlife carers.

‘‘There is likely to be a lot of injured wildlife suffering unnecessarily simply because people don’t know there is somewhere to call for help,’’ Mr Irons said.

Anyone interested in the training can email [email protected] com419论坛 or call 62681184.

WHAT: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary’s wildlife rescue program training session.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25, from 12.30pm to 6.30pm.

WHERE: Windmill Hill Hall, 18 High Street, Launceston.

BOOKINGS: Email [email protected]南京夜网419论坛 or call 62681184.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary owner Greg Irons with Tina the wombat. The wildlife park is running Launceston workshops on animal rescue. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

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