Logan’s birds, possums, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, lizards, snakes, gliders, flying foxes, turtles, echidnas and frogs have been given a new lease on life through a special partnership.
Logan City Council is a proud supporter of the Logan Animal Ambulance operated by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland Inc (RSPCA) which has rescued more than 6605 animals across the city in the past two years.
City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson Councillor Laurie Koranski said the rescues predominantly involved native animals with just 6 per cent being for domestic animals.
Native birds top the list of rescues.
Cr Koranski said Council had today agreed to provide sponsorship of $74,500 for 2020/2021 for the Logan Animal Ambulance.
This is a renewal of the current sponsorship agreement between Council and the RSPCA which expires on June 30.
“This vital service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the City of Logan,” Cr Koranski said.
The Logan Animal Ambulance service was first established in January 2013 providing a targeted Logan wildlife and animal rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife as well as other animals.
Cr Koranski said since its inception, the Logan Animal Ambulance service had proven extremely popular within the community.
“This has led to a significant increase in the number of wildlife rescues performed in Logan.
“We are proud to partner with the RSPCA as they are able to deliver a co-ordinated and broad regional service.
“This includes providing a consistent State-wide 1300ANIMAL rescue phone number and networking with all wildlife and animal carer organisations.
“The RSPCA is also resourced and equipped with skilled and qualified staff, such as vets and rescue personnel, and has access to an animal hospital, 24-hour call centre and emergency/surgery facilities.
“Our partnership provides many benefits to both organisations.
“It allows us to see the movement of wildlife in our city and gives us valuable data we can use to support the welfare of these animals.
“We are also able to educate our residents on wildlife issues through collaborative educational services.”