Cedar Creek Wombat Refuge in NSW helps protect these wonderful creatures
I was lucky enough to visit Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue in Cessnock last weekend.
I spent the afternoon with Roz Holme and her husband Kevin who have dedicated the past twenty years of their lives to rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned, sick and injured wombats.
Roz, a trained vet nurse, takes on animals with illness or injuries that may have otherwise been euthanized, including successfully treating many cases of mange.
Sadly wombats, despite being one of Australia’s unique and iconic species, are often maligned and under increasing threat from all angles.
They are indiscriminately shot, buried alive and gassed on farms all around the country.
They are a common victim of road kill, often shockingly, intentional.
Countless joeys die a slow, avoidable death due to people not checking their dead mothers’ pouches.
It is high time these precious, charismatic and highly-intelligent creatures are given the respect and protection they deserve.
Thank you Roz and Kevin for all the amazing work you do to protect our wonderful wombats.