They are two koalas who were admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for a horrible reason. Lottie and her baby were attacked by four large dogs. Thankfully little Lucky was able to escape the attack by running through a gap in a fence, where she had to watch on as her mum attempted to fight off the dogs. Lucky escaped the incident stressed but with very minor injuries. Unfortunately poor Lottie had far more severe injuries. She put up a good fight and eventually got away from the dogs but suffered lacerations to her body and much of her head and face. Lottie underwent a procedure to have wounds sutured and is currently in intensive care with her baby receiving fluid therapy, antibiotics and pain relief for her injuries.
Lottie is very depressed following the trauma and it takes a lot of effort from our veterinary nurses to ensure that Lottie eats as well as keep her pain under control to reduce stress. At only 4 years of age Lottie is only a young mum, it is likely that Lucky is her first baby. Lottie is a very good mummy and despite her injuries and stress she happily allows her little Lucky to crawl all over her and snuggle. Lottie and her bub will remain in intensive care until their veterinarian is satisfied that she is stabilising and on the road to recovery. Once Lottie’s condition is stable, they will be transferred outside to our koala rehab facility, where they will continue to receive care and treatment until they are ready to be released back into the wild.
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