THE past two weeks of wild and windy weather have kept emergency services busy, with everyone from people to pets and wildlife needing help.
At Hastings, some unlikely “clients” in the form of three galah chicks needed rescuing when their home was destroyed by bad weather.
Hastings SES volunteers jumped to their aid, retrieving the birds and getting them to a nearby vet.
The galahs were assessed, and although two were too badly injured to be saved, the remaining one was taken to a wildlife shelter where it will be raised until ready to be released.
Hastings SES unit controller Dutchy Holland said weather events – especially those in the busy spring breeding season – could be devastating for native wildlife.
“Many Australian animals rely on tree hollows to nest in, from parrots to ducks, possums and sugar gliders,” he said.
Anyone who finds injured or orphaned wildlife can call AWARE wildlife on 0412 433 727, Warriors 4 Wildlife on 1300 352 923 or Wildlife Victoria on 8400 7300.