WA Wildlife Ambulance
In February 2021, WA Wildlife commenced the WA Wildlife Ambulance. The Ambulance and fit out was funded with a grant from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. The purpose of the Ambulance is to act as an emergency triage vehicle during bushfires and other emergencies.
So that the Ambulance use is maximised when there are no emergencies, it acts as a rescue vehicle 365 days p/a. Salaries for Wildlife Rescue Officers are covered by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI). To date, more than 750 animals have been rescued from a variety of locations and situations.
The Ambulance is fitted with a range of speciality rescue and critical care equipment including:
- Intensive Care Units
- Fluid Pumps
- Transport Cages
- Net Gun
- Emergency Fluids
- Tree pruners (for rescuing birds caught in netting in trees)
- Radios, torches, lighting, ropes etc.