Getting the word out in the community

We are reaching out to community groups in the Snowy Mountains for help and to raise awareness about what we do, how people can help and provide advice if people find injured wildlife in the region.

Snowy Mountains Wildlife (LAOKO) Vice President, Elena Guarracino, gave a powerpoint presentation at a recent Jindabyne Lions Club dinner meeting and talked about what LAOKO does and how community members can get involved.

Jindabyne Lions Club President, Judy Pidcock, said the LAOKO talk was very informative and people were very interested to know what to do if they come across an injured or orphaned animal.

Elena said most locals love wildlife and want to know how they can help. She explained the many different roles that go into running LAOKO.

Snowy Mountains Wildlife Rescue (LAOKO) Vice President, Elena Guarracino with Jindabyne Lions Club president Judy Pidcock after the presentation at the Hotel Jindabyne.

One of the Lions members said that she couldn’t care for animals because she goes to Sydney a lot, but she could help out on the emergency phone. We really encourage people with a few spare hours to help with this. The phone is diverted to your phone, so you can work from home, or wherever you are. Training and support is provided.

We are looking for opportunities to engage with schools and community groups and provide more community information sessions. So if you are a member of another community group, please consider inviting LAOKO to come along and do a presentation on the work we do.

Why not drop by and chat with LAOKO members at Cooma Rotary Markets (3rd Sunday of every month at Centennial Park, Cooma) if you’re in town.

Contact LAOKO if your group would like a presentation. We can be contacted by email at; via Messenger on LAOKO’s Facebook page; or call 02 6456 1313.


Friday 11 March, 2022

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