A road sign warning about multiple wildlife animals

Keep this rescue kit in your car for sick or injured wildlife emergencies

Would you be able to help an injured animal on the road if you came across one? Having a wildlife rescue kit in your car means you are prepared to help in case of an emergency. After habitat clearing, the most serious threat to koalas is death from car hits.

We all must play a part in protecting them on our roads. You can get your car prepared with this simple DIY wildlife rescue kit. 

What to include in your wildlife rescue car kit 

An assortment of items
  • First aid kit
  • Cardboard box 
  • Towels 
  • Disposable gloves 
  • Pen and paper (to write down the exact location of where the injured animal was found) 
  • Scissors 
  • Blanket 
  • Torch 
  • Pillowcase 

If you do encounter a koala on the road, use your wildlife rescue car kit to keep them safe until help arrives or to aid in transporting them to the nearest wildlife rescue centre. Find your closest wildlife hospital or veterinarian here

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1 year ago

I have a kit like this for all wildlife. This is valuable info to publish. Thank you

Leonard Hall
Leonard Hall
1 year ago

Also some coloured ribbon to tie on a dead animal to denote that the pouch has been checked. Or an aerosol paint can with yellow paint for the same reason.

1 year ago

I would recommend some heavy duty gloves or gauntlets as the animals don’t know your good intentions and injured wildlife will hit out.