The Rescue Files

Nigel’s Animal Rescue Archive

All caught up and no where to go.

This Cockatoo got caught up in bird netting at a winery in Redhill, the netting ended up in the tree after a strong wind. It had been up there for a few days until someone noticed there was a cockatoo with its legs tangled and unable to release itself. Nigel got him down safely luckily for the Cocky his legs weren’t badly hurt, he was in rehab for 3 days, where a had a well deserved feed then released.


February 29, 2008 Posted by | Birds | Leave a comment

Pelican’s and power lines Nov 07.

This Pelican had a sad ending after getting itself tangled up in a power line and severely breaking its wing, it ended up in the wetlands near the new freeway, a workman noticed it and called Nigel to the rescue, the pelican was taken straight to the vet but due to such a bad break he was euthanized.

February 26, 2008 Posted by | Water Birds | Leave a comment

Just Ducking into a chimney!

Wood ducks often look for hollows of tree’s to nest in and apparently they think that a chimney looks just as good as a tree, so down they go ready to build their new nest but are unable to get out, getting themselves trapped, that is until Nigel comes along and removes them before they end up dying of starvation.

February 26, 2008 Posted by | Ducks and Geese | Leave a comment

Remove those domestic Ducks.

Ducks being removed from a lake at Dingley, due to the drought the water was so low, its usual level came up to the top of the island in the middle, these ducks all got a new home at a larger private lake in Emerald.

February 26, 2008 Posted by | Water Birds | Leave a comment

Koala collision April 06

This male Koala was hit by a car in Cranbourne but luckily for him he only sustained minor injuries, the people that hit the Koala stayed with him till Nigel arrived, he was then taken to a Wildlife shelter and was released back in good health to the area he came from 5 days later.

February 26, 2008 Posted by | Koalas | Leave a comment

Lance got shot but lived to tell Oct 07

Lance the Pelican was found by some residents in Seaford, they heard some unusual noises in their backyard only to discover it was an injured Pelican, Nigel teamed up with Belinda from Help for Wildlife to collect the Pelican only to discover the injuries under his wing had actually been caused by a gunshot, he was taken to the vet where he was treated and put onto antibiotics, he was kept in the care of Sharon and Nigel in a large enclosure designed for sea birds and fed fresh fish daily.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Water Birds | Leave a comment

Goodbye and Goodluck.

Sharon and Keaghan saying goodbye to Lance, Sharon had been feeding Lance everyday for the past 3 weeks with Keaghan’s help of course, it was great seeing him come back to good health after such a callous attack.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Water Birds | Leave a comment

Lance’s release what a great moment.

As Lance flew off he circled us as if to say thanks, what a great feeling it was seeing him fly off.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Water Birds | Leave a comment

Tisha Won

Tisha was rescued by Nigel when she was just 2 weeks of age, she was one of 23 kitten’s that came in for the season of  Nov 2005- Jan 2006 that Sharon hand raised, Nigel  rescued them mostly from wall cavities that they had fallen inside of and got stuck after being born in roofs of houses, we found them all great homes except for Tisha who got to stay.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Cats | Leave a comment

Tongue Tied Goose!

This Goose had been reported by a resident in Caulfield Park, after being seen with fishing line tangled up in his lower beak, as you can see in the photo it is unable to move its tongue and unable to eat properly, Nigel was soon there to rescue the Goose from certain starvation, the line was cut off and he was relocated to a private property to live with several other geese.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Birds, Ducks and Geese, Water Birds | Leave a comment