Animal Welfare and Native Animals

Animal Welfare

Though not directly responsible, the Shire of Murray is committed to assisting RSPCA with animal welfare complaints.

If you have an animal welfare complaint please contact RSPCA on (08) 9209 9300 so they can follow up.

Native Animals

Though not directly responsible, the Shire of Murray is committed to promoting the protection and care of native fauna.

The most common issues reported within the Shire relate to the following species:

  • Bobtails;
  • Blue Tongue Lizards;
  • Snakes;
  • Possums;
  • Magpies and;
  • Kangaroos

There is a Wildcare Helpline that is a 24/7 telephone referral service.  The helpline is operated by volunteers on behalf of the Department of Parks and Widlife, and is based at the department’s Kensington headquarters.

The Helpline provides a service for the public who find sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife and are seeking advice on where to find care for the animal.

If you’ve found injured wildlife please call the 24 Hour Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

Though not directly responsible, the Shire of Murray is committed to promoting the protection and care of native fauna.

A number of wildlife carers are locally based and can deliver fauna rescue services.  Please contact the Ranger Services for further information.

The most common issues reported within the Shire relate to the following species:

  • Bobtails and Blue Tongue Lizards.
  • Living with Possums.
  • Snakes.
  • Swooping Magpies.
  • Western Grey Kangaroo.

Further information on these species can be found in our downloads section.

This information has been provided by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and additional information can be obtained by calling the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) on (08) 9295 9100 or by visiting their website.

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