Wombat Rescue Tasmania is a not for profit community group, run completely by community volunteers who treat hundreds of wombats suffering mange in Tasmania. We are dedicate to treating and preventing wombat mange.
Mange is cause by the Sarcoptes Scabeii mite, the same mite that causes scabies in humans and mange in dogs. It also affects wombats and currently poses the biggest threat to their survival in Tasmania. Once contracted, it is a terminal diagnosis for an individual wombat, hence the response for many animal welfare operators and landowners opting for euthanasia to end their suffering.
On a positive note however, manage is a treatable condition and volunteers at Wombat Rescue Tasmania are working tirelessly to promote & deliver treatment over euthanasia. This is done by placing medication in a small door placed in front of the affected wombats burrow, (known as the burrow flap method , for more information heres the link: www.narg) the animal receives a weekly dose of treatment as it passes through the burrow (weekly for 12 weeks).
Wombat rescue relies on volunteers & funding from donations and fundraisers to treat wombats in Tasmania. The more people who are involved, the better! All volunteers can make a difference and meet great people (and wombats) along the way! Tasks do not only include field work, for those less mobile there is plenty to do, any skills or spare time is greatly appreciated, give us a call.
If you know the whereabouts of a Mangy wombat, it needs our help....Remember 'treatment before euthanasia'! Visit WomSAT and record the wombats location, or contact us. No matter where you are in Tasmania, one of our volunteers will assist. If in Hobart & surrounds please contact Kim 0402277014, If in Launceston & surrounds please contact Bea 0419585001.
We cannot help wombats without the equipment needed to do so and with so many affected, supplies are always limited. Donations help us to secure these things and continue with our quest. Thank you to all those who have generously contributed to saving wombats in the few months we have been doing this. Even $10 can help make several flaps which means several wombats are helped.