For Immediate Release:
3 September 2018
Caring Duo Acted to Save Baby Kangaroo From Dead Mother’s Pouch
Adelaide – Two local women, Lauren Wagner and Sarah Wragge, who rescued a joey after stopping to check the pouch of a kangaroo who had been hit and killed by a car will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Had the baby kangaroo not been removed from his mother’s pouch, he would certainly have starved to death or been attacked and killed by predators.
“We hope the compassion and quick action shown by these women inspire others to come to the aid of an animal in need,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “We also hope this incident reminds road users to drive carefully and be mindful of wildlife, who face constant dangers as a result of human encroachment on their habitats.”
Hundreds of thousands of animals are killed every year by motor vehicles on Australian roads. PETA reminds all motorists to slow down, use headlights when necessary, and be particularly careful when driving at dawn or dusk.