Welcome to our blog hop. It was wonderful to have so many pals join us last week. Yippee! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I hope all our American pals can still fit into their collars. Hee Hee!
I am running frightfully behind in visiting everyone’s site but after tomorrow I will be back on top of things. Big apologies but I’ve been working very long hours, every day and night.
Just after I published last weeks blog hop a phone call came in about the Koala. Mum and I had been looking at the wrong Koala! This call set off a rescue that lasted days. After we filmed this little video, mum turned around to get her crate out of the car and the Koala was already half way up a tree. In the end, mum had to literally wrestle the female Koala from the trunk of a tree, which is incredibly dangerous but she HAD to get the Koala to safety.
Thankfully we got her into her crate and straight to the ICU Emergency Hospital. Koalas are critically endangered and arriving at the ICU, the Koala was given #1 top priority. Thankfully they have a Wildlife Specialist who immediately swung into action.
In a nut shell: the Koala was admitted to the ICU and given pain relief and put into a large holding enclosure – which is a climate controlled luxury enclosure with a vet-nurse assigned specifically to nurse and monitor only her. The next morning, the Koala was taken by Ambulance to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital where some of the world’s top Koala Specialists work.
Arriving at Currumbin, the Koala was given more pain relief and a series of very important tests to do everything possible to save her. Every single Koala is very valuable to the Australian Koala population and survival of the species. After a few days, sadly the decision had to be made to euthanise her after her test results came back positive for Chlamydia, the killer disease of Koalas.
Mum (Michele) is writing an article about this Koala rescue and Koala Chlamydia for pals who would like to read more. It s a very interesting story about the fight to save the species. She’ll post the article link here next week.
What are you thankful for this week? Please join our blog hop and share your week with us. I suggest zooming from site to site, visiting pals and checking out what they got up to. It’s fun! Please leave a little comment, especially on sites which don’t have many comments, as this lets pals know you’ve dropped by. Hope to see you here next week! :=o)