RSPCA Qld is swamped with almost 100 injured animals every day

THE RSPCA's wildlife hospital is swamped with patients as almost 100 animals a day are brought into care.

THIS IS SO SCARY: A fledgling boobook owl being cared for by RSPCA wildlife hospital staff. It came from Cleveland, Redlands.

THIS IS SO SCARY: A fledgling boobook owl being cared for by RSPCA wildlife hospital staff. It came from Cleveland, Redlands.

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said spring was called trauma season by RSPCA wildlife staff because of the high number of casualties, especially with birds leaving the nest and attacks from cats and dogs.

"Our vets are seeing close to 100 patients a day," he said. "It's the breeding season so animals are on the move and giving birth.

"We're also seeing large numbers of baby birds, some of which maybe should have been left where they were.

KOALA IN TROUBLE: This koala is safe in the arms of RSPCA wildlife hospital nurse Jade Lecole. The koala has been called Wally, 'cause it was rescued by a family member of rugby league legend King Wally Lewis. The koala came from Braemore in the Somerset region.

KOALA IN TROUBLE: This koala is safe in the arms of RSPCA wildlife hospital nurse Jade Lecole. The koala has been called Wally, 'cause it was rescued by a family member of rugby league legend King Wally Lewis. The koala came from Braemore in the Somerset region.

"Sadly this happens all the time. People think they're doing the right thing by rescuing chicks that are healthy and being looked after by their parents."

Veternarians advise that if you find a chick with only fluffy down get it to a carer but if it has feathers place it on a low branch in a bush.

HELP ME: Once separated from their parents, it can be a hard life for birds as people cannot teach them all the things they need to know to survive in the bush. This forest kingfisher came from Yamanto, near Ipswich.

HELP ME: Once separated from their parents, it can be a hard life for birds as people cannot teach them all the things they need to know to survive in the bush. This forest kingfisher came from Yamanto, near Ipswich.

It is best for a baby bird to be with its parents, as no human can teach a bird all it needs to know to survive.

Cats and dogs kill wildlife, so pet ownership includes confining cats and dogs, particularly at night.

BACKLOG: Wildlife piled up at reception at the RSPCA headquarters at Wacol on Brisbane's south-west.

BACKLOG: Wildlife piled up at reception at the RSPCA headquarters at Wacol on Brisbane's south-west.

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