On Friday the 13th, undoubtedly the most superstitious day of the calendar- a kangaroo was found dead on the side of Houston Mitchell Drive by local vet nurse, Leanne Hopwood; however when she took a look at the pouch she found that the kangaroo was not alone.
Even though the mother kangaroo was already dead, it was very lucky that Leanne Hopwood of Bonny Hills Veterinary Clinic and another passer-by pulled over to check her pouch in hope.
Inside the pouch, was an unharmed Joey wriggling about.
Leanne took the orphaned joey to Bonny Hills Vet Clinic, where she checked and weighed him.
He was found to be in vigorous health, suffering no road trauma considering the circumstances and weighed a hefty 1.2kgs.
From the clinic F.A.W.N.A Wildlife Rescue was called and according to Leanne, they arrived very quickly and provided tremendous support.
The volunteers of F.A.W.N.A were pleased with the condition of the joeys health and energy as they took him into their care, promising to keep the clinic updated on his well-being.
Due to the kindness of local citizens and the help of F.A.W.N.A the little kangaroo has been given excellent chances of a healthy and happy life in the wild.
Leanne Hopwood would like to thank F.A.W.N.A and remind everyone that whilst the organization is under extreme pressure due to lack of volunteers they are still able to provide amazing aid to injured wildlife.
If pulling over to check wildlife, whether injured or dead, she urges all to please only do so when safe and to call a wildlife rescue such as W.I.R.E.S – 1300WIRES (1300 094 737) or F.A.W.N.A (02) 6581 4141.
This rather lucky and heartwarming turn of events, reaffirms the importance of not only checking the pouch of dead marsupials but also the kindness of local citizens in times of need.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.