Lower Clarence animals injured in wild storm
THE storm which tore through Maclean last Thursday wreaked havoc on the lives of many people, and the district's animal population did not come through unscathed.
The animal rescue group WIRES has reported 70 calls on Friday and Saturday to rescue animals, mainly birds, which have been injured or made homeless.
WIRES officers have been kept busy as a result of storms in the past fortnight, with nearly 200 calls received, a WIRES Lower River member said yesterday.
The member said yesterday 42 calls were received on Friday alone, which would almost certainly be the biggest number in one day for a long time.
The member said the sudden increase in calls placed a strain on the organisation and highlighted the fact WIRES was always on the lookout for new members.