New team member hops into BGC
The BGC Contracting team at the crusher slots have welcomed Kangaroo Sammy, a seven month old Red Kangaroo to the team.
Sammy was found about two weeks ago by chief surveyor Sam Van Eldik on the North West Coastal Highway between Karratha and Cape Preston after the young Joey’s mother had been killed by a vehicle.
Mr Van Eldik’s caring nature for wildlife prompted him to pull over to check the pouch of the dead kangaroo.
To his surprise, he found the young joey in good health and with a good coat of fur.
The work crew on the crushers slots heard about the joey’s rescue and did a quick whip around, raising $250 to help support Kangaroo Sammy and other joeys when he is taken handed over to Rose Best at Pilbara Wildlife Carers in Karratha.
Run by volunteers, PWC care for injured and sick wildlife mostly at the carer’s own cost and with little or no government help.
The PWC relies wholly on the public and corporate to help out with donations so the financial boost from the BGC team will help with the cost of milk whilst Sammy is in care.
PWC advises if you are travelling in a vehicle that accidentally hits wildlife on the roads, where safe to do so, pull over to check to make sure the animal is dead and remove it of the road for the safety of other motorists.
Always check a female kangaroo’s pouch as more often than not you will find a Joey in there.
PWC gratefully accepts donations which can be done via their website at www.givenow.com.au/pilbarawildlife
People can then call PWC to help them find appropriate care.
For more information on Pilbara Wildlife Carers please visit their website http://www.pwca.org.au