RACQ animal ambulance rescues thousands

Animal ambulance vans donated to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital by RACQ have travelled more than 70,000 kilometres in the last year saving thousands of injured animals.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the Club had worked with the hospital for four years and was proud its donation was having such a big impact on local wildlife. 

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital does such an amazing job treating and rehabilitating injured and sick native animals, ” Ms Ritchie. 

“Between the drought, bushfires and floods in the last 12 months, our wildlife have had very trying conditions to try and survive. The wildlife ambulance can make all the difference between an animal living and dying.”

Ms Ritchie said unfortunately motorists were responsible for the tens of thousands of animals injured on the roadside each year.

“If you’re driving in an area where animals could be present, slow down and take note of any signage about local wildlife,” she said. 

“If possible, avoid travelling at high-risk times like early morning or late evening when animals are more likely to be out looking for food, and if you do hit and injure an animal please contact a vet, animal hospital or wildlife organisation.”