Five Freedoms Animal Rescue Five Freedoms Animal Rescue

Phone: 03 5424 1174

Mobile: 0438 681 501

Animal Rescue

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Rescue of Domestic Animals, Pets and Livestock

The types of animal rescue situations are endless. Some of the most common incidences include:

  • Animals trapped in pits, trenches, wells, drains, mineshafts
  • Animals entangled in fencing material, netting, twine, plastic bags, fishing line
  • Animals fallen down chimneys, heater flues, exhaust vents
  • Animals hit by vehicles
  • Animals living in buildings to be demolished
  • Animals injured or displaced during tree felling, vegetation removal, habitat destruction
  • Birds, possums or pets stranded or caught high up trees
  • Animals stranded on tall buildings or structures
  • Escaped or displaced animals
  • Animals affected by storms, heatwaves, floods, fires
  • Orphaned animals
  • Sick, diseased or injured animals
  • Animals subject to cruelty from humans

 

Note that for any rescue involving domestic animals, pets or livestock, owner permission or other appropriate authorization is required before intervention can be enacted. This may involve authorization from property or business owners or managers, landlords, tenants, etc. For such animals in public places, Shire Rangers should be contacted and if public safety issues exist, Police should also be advised.


The RSPCA may also assist, particularly where animal welfare is a concern and for all cases involving animal cruelty.

Wildlife Rescues

There are a number of organisations that assist with the rescue and subsequent care of native wildlife that are sick or have been orphaned or injured. Such organizations are listed under Animal Welfare Organisations in the telephone directory. Some are State wide while others service particular regions. To ensure a wildlife emergency is attended as quickly as possible by the nearest suitable rescuer, please contact one of the organizations listed.

These organizations are generally operated by volunteers and are 'not for profit'. When necessary, the wildlife organization will refer callers to professional rescue service providers such as Five Freedoms Animal Rescue. Examples of calls that would be referred are snake calls, rescues in dangerous environments, rescues involving tree-climbing, possums in roofs, and wildlife trapped in homes or buildings.

Wildlife Rescue Group Contact Details

Victorian Statewide Organizations:

Group Contact Number
Wildlife Victoria 13 000 WILDLIFE (13 000 94 535)
Help for Wildlife 0417 380 687


Regional Groups:

Area Group Contact Number
BALLARAT BADGAR 1300 223 427
BENDIGO WRIN 0419 356 433
EAST GIPPSLAND WRAP 1300 223 427
FRANKSTON AWARE 0412 433 727
FRANKSTON ANIMALIA 0435 822 699
HOBSONS BAY BADGAR 1300 223 427
MACEDON RANGES WILDLIFE VICTORIA 13 000 94 535
MORNINGTON PENINSULA WHOMP 0417 380 687

 

 

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