Pelican Rescue at Mobil
A pelican was rescued from
the roof of a storage tank at Mobil Altona Refinery on recently. The
stranded pelican was first noticed during a routine inspection of
the Refinery’s south crude tank farm.
It is thought that the pelican landed on the tank roof and then
could not fly away as it did not have enough space for a running
take off. Tank operations were shut down to enable the rescue by two
volunteer wildlife officers from BADGAR Emergency Wildlife Rescue
Service, Dale Brooks and Mandy Hall. The tired and dehydrated
pelican was taken to Hobsons Bay Vet Clinic for a health check by
vet David Elliot. It was later released at the Kororoit Creek near
the Mobil Altona Refinery.
Glenn Henson, Mobil Altona Refinery Manager, said “We are grateful
for the help provided by BADGAR and we are all delighted that the
pelican is expected to make a full recovery.”
ExonMobil have since affirmed their
support for the environment and local wildlife by covering the cost
for our bushfire rescue teams' safety equipment. This will enable
BADGAR crews to further grow the bushfire rescue efforts.
to BADGAR Hobsons Bay & District. For all
wildlife rescue emergencies please call 1300BADGAR, that's 1300 223
427 straight away.
BADGAR Hobsons Bay & District is
coordinated by Mandy Hall, a seasoned wildlife rescuer in the area.
Mandy and the Hobsons Bay team work extremely closely with Hobsons
Bay Council. Educating the public is of paramount importance to
Badgar H&D. The city of Hobsons Bay are leading the way in
recognising the need for wildlife rescue teams in urban areas and
are strong supporters of our work.
If you live in the Hobsons Bay area, we
invite you to contact Mandy on 0421 471 007 for details on how to
Become a member of BADGAR and be the first
to learn about our group and its developments. Visit our membership
page for details.
All donations given in this area, STAY in
this area. So if you have money, blankets, building materials or
services to donate, contact Mandy directly.
HELP BADGAR HOBSONS BAY> Every week,
sick or injured wildlife is taken to
Hobsons Bay Vet Clinic
for assessment. The professional teams help our rescuers treat the
wildlife. This of course costs and whilst the vets do their bit
where they can, we encourage you to help. DONATE money to the BADAGR
vet account at this clinic. You can add as little as $10, by popping
in to 312 Melbourne Rd, Newport, or by calling 03 9391 4222.