ACT Wildlife reaches 'breaking point' amid increased calls, volunteer shortage

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By Blake Foden
Updated November 7 2019 - 11:15am, first published November 2 2019 - 5:30pm

ACT Wildlife will be unable to reliably man its 24-hour phone "into the foreseeable future", with the charity stretched to its limits by a shortage of volunteers and a 570 per cent increase in calls for assistance.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.