Shari Lea decided to join WIRES because she saw so many native animals that were being killed on the roads and she wanted to do something to help save their young. Shari has now learnt how to care for orphaned and injured wildlife. She and her partner Alan lead busy lives working, gardening and maintaining their property as well as caring for their animals. Shari is self-employed making jewellery and sells it at the markets. Nonetheless, with the support of Alan, Shari is juggling her time to rear the two wombats.
Shari said she realises it is a big, long term commitment but she is prepared to put in the effort and she and Alan are obviously enjoying the experience.
Alan intends to take the next WIRES new members course to further support Shari.
The next course will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 November at the Mumbulla School in Bega. If you would like to become a WIRES volunteer and meet wonderful people like Shari and Alan, ring the WIRES hotline 6495 4150 and WIRES will be happy to welcome you.