Say hello to Dobby, a three month old Brush Tail possum that was rescued five weeks ago. Dobby is being raised by Raewyn, one of our In Home Care workers, who also has a passion for our four legged friends. The community relies on volunteers like Raewyn, who is a registered wildlife foster carer, to raise injured or young wildlife through those post rescue critical stages . Being a carer can be demanding, however it is also very rewarding, so having to get up for night scheduled feeds to help them grow big and strong is worth it. When Dobby is old enough he will be released back into the wild where he was rescued from to start a new life in his natural surroundings.
Raewyn’s mother Naomi is our Animal Studies tutor. She also works as a vet nurse alongside her vet husband; so as you can see animals play a big part in the Jeganathan household. Naomi is keen to have wildlife visit the classroom so our students have a chance to interact with and observe their behaviours.
If you could see yourself building a career in the animal care sector, be sure to contact us to discuss your options. Check out our Certificate III in Animal Studies for more information and to register your interest online.
For further information on the Upper Yarra Wildlife Rescue Network check out their Facebook page.