Wildlife in Care

At HideAway Haven we rescue, rehabilitate and release our precious wildlife.  Follow the story of our kids in care.

12/02/2016

I have been very sick and can no longer live with my Mummies.  I am now living at Dreamers Dream Rehabilitation with my auntie Pauline and Uncle Kev.  My Mummies and my sister's Joslyn and Josie come for visits now.  I have myopathy and kangaroos usually die from this condition, but because Josie and Mummy found me right when it happened and got me home safely I have survived.  My right side still slips out when I try to walk, hop or just stand still, but it is getting stronger.  Auntie Pauline is doing such a great job looking after me, bringing me 4 bottles a day (my Mummy only ever gave 3 except when I was really sick I got about 20 filled with glucose and other stuff to help me get better).  I get massages during the day. Thank you auntie Pauline and Uncle Kev for giving me a safe place to get better and for loving me and letting me know how special I am.   I am in a pen with lots of dirt to cover myself in.  I have a little house to sleep in with my blankets and Mummy's pink fluffy robe.  I am near other kangaroos and some days Auntie Pauline lets her Josie keep me compnay for the day.  The doctors don't know if I will ever recover fully, but I am not in any pain and am content.  I miss my Mummies and I know they miss me as well.  Mummy is trying hard now to educate dog owners how allowing their dogs to chase kangaroos can lead to a very long and painful death.

This photo was taken by Laurie Benson when Mummy talked to the newspaper to make people aware of how Myopathy occurs in Kangaroos.