Three koala joeys stolen from Ormiston – Redland City Bulletin

By April 15, 2017Archive

Cheryl Goodenough@Cheryl__G

14 Apr 2017, 8:30 p.m.

THREE orphaned koala joeys have been stolen from an animal carer’s house in Ormiston.

Carer Sam Longman said the two males and one female were on special milk food and two were sick and being treated with medication.

The three disappeared from Ms Longman’s house in Sleath Street between 9pm on Thursday and 6am on Friday (today).

Sheila Collecott from the RSPCA said the joeys were not able to fend for themselves.

“The joeys are about 2.5 kilograms and between 14 and 20 months,” she said.

Two are from North Stradbroke Island and one from NSW.

“They are not at an age when they can be left on their own,” Ms Collecott said.

“They haven’t had to fend for themselves.”

Police have urged those who took the joeys to call the RSPCA for assistance or to hand them in at their nearest police station immediately.

Police can be contacted via Policelink on 131 444.

The RSPCA can be contacted on 1300 ANIMAL, or phone Ms Collecott on 0415 385 597 or Leigh Pirini on 0407 760 619.

Information can be given to Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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