RACQ lends a hand in 1000 animal rescues on GC

RACQ has helped Currumbin Wildlife Hospital rescue more than 1000 injured animals over the past year, thanks to the donation of an animal ambulance.

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RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the ambulance had helped crews carry out 1034 rescues across the Gold Coast since it was donated in October 2016.

“Over the past year the animal ambulance has travelled more than 56,000 kilometres and rescued more than 1000 of our furry friends in need,” Ms Ritchie said.

“On top of all the rescues, the ambulance also managed to transport a further 895 animals when they were discharged from the Wildlife Hospital for either release, or to be moved to a wildlife carer for rehabilitation.

“We are so proud to be able to contribute to the ongoing valuable work of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.”

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Senior Veterinarian Michael Pyne said the animal ambulance allowed veterinary staff and volunteers to continue their life-saving work.

“We treat more than 10,000 sick, injured or orphaned animals every year so we rely heavily on our supporters to ensure we continue to protect our unique native wildlife,” Mr Pyne said.

“RACQ is allowing us to continue our valuable work, in helping sick and injured wildlife across the Gold Coast.

“There’s no doubt, without RACQ’s kind support, we would not have been able to make such an impact.”