Someone to care for our wildlife
A SMALL team's desire to address the shortage of qualified wildlife rescuers and carers in Warwick has resulted in the formation of the Warwick Wildlife Care and Rescue group.
The volunteer group's objective is to provide the best service possible and to raise awareness about the plight of native animals in the area.
President Cathi Kelly said her aim was to get everyone in the region to help.
"I am hoping that the WWCR can work with the people of Warwick in an effort to form a better understanding of our local wildlife and the part it plays in our environment," she said.
"It is now more important than ever to respect and nurture the world we live in, and we all have a part to play in taking responsibility.
"We are lucky to live in such a lovely town, which, like so much of the rest of Australia, has suffered through and overcome recent natural disasters.
"The animals suffer as well as we humans.
"Our members look forward to assisting with care and rescue in our local environment."
The new group will service areas from Cunningham's Gap to Greymare, Allora to Killarney and everywhere in between.
As it is a volunteer group all funding to care for the animals comes out of the carers' pockets.