Sick or injured animals
If you find sick or injured wildlife in a park or streetscape, please phone the City of Belmont on 9477 7222.
For wildlife found on private property, you can contact:
- The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055;
- Western Australian Seabird Rescue on 6102 8464 for seabirds and waterbirds.
The Wildcare Helpline is a 24-hour telephone referral service operated by volunteers who can provide advice on where to find care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. The website also includes instructions on basic first aid for wildlife.
If the injured animal is a domestic animal, such as a dog or cat, please contact the RSPCA
on 1300 278 3589.
Baby birds out of their nest
If you find a baby bird on the ground, trying to “rescue” it is not always the best thing to do, as the parents of the bird may be nearby and already taking care of it.
You could try to protect the baby bird by removing any hazards, such as keeping dogs, cats and people away from the area. Some baby birds might need specialist care, depending on their age, health and the situation.
Read the Wildcare Baby Bird tips
for more information.