If you know the whereabouts of a mange-infested wombat, it needs your help!
We advocate treatment before euthanasia. If mange has not advanced to a secondary infection, and we can find its burrow, then there is a good chance that we can save it.
So that we can help the wombat as quickly as possible, we need a few things from you:
Get a photo of the wombat. This can help us with an initial assessment to see if it is mange or a wound. Please make sure it is a clear as possible. Do not get too close to the wombat as they can be dangerous (even in their unwell state) or you may also cause them unnecessary stress.
Record the wombat’s location on your phone using Google Maps. If you don’t have google maps, please provide a detailed description of where you saw the wombat including road names, crossroads, road sign, landmarks, and/or the number on the closest telegraph pole.
Take note of the time of day. This helps us gain an understanding of the wombats’ daily habits and makes it easier for us to find them.
Contact us via phone call or Facebook ASAP. No matter where you are in Tasmania, one of our volunteers will assist.