Thank you to everyone who donated generously to support rehabilitation efforts for wildlife affected by the recent bushfires.
We are happy to report that $442.40 was raised by our recent bushfire relief fundraiser – as Wilston Vet will match this dollar-for-dollar, the total amount raised is $884.80.
These funds will go directly to NSW WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services) to provide immediate assistance to cover the costs associated with the rescue and care of animals affected by the devastating fires.
Wilston Vet treats all injured wildlife completely free of charge to both the Good Samaritan who brings the wildlife in, and the wildlife carers that look after them.
Name: Sammy the Stray Snake
Breed: Carpet Python
Wilston Vet had a very usual patient present to the clinic this month – a 1.8m Carpet Python!
Age: 6yrs old
Weight: 370 grams
Breed: Eastern (Coastal) Bearded Dragon
Sex: Female, desexed
History: Maxi is owned by our Practice Manager, Tabatha. In November last year Tabatha noticed some swelling around the left elbow of Maxi’s leg.
Species- Jungle Python
Sex – Male
Age- 3 YO
History: Stephen was presented to Wilston Vet surgery as his owner had noticed that there was a strange clicking sound coming from Stephen’s stomach. His owner also mentioned that he had always been a noisy breather. He was eating normally and appeared to be bright and alert ( as far as snakes go) but his owner thought he may be in some pain around his mid abdomen.