Sheryl Fox has been actively involved with FreeMe for two years. As a qualified (IWRC) and committed rehabilitator, Sheryl has helped out with a wide range of activities at FreeMe, and has been actively involved with the orientation of new volunteers. Sheryl has also helped out with food preparation.
Sheryl has helped out with feeding and stabilising animals. She has also helped with cage enrichment. Over and above this Sheryl has also been involved with improving FreeMe’s compliance with statutory and labour laws.
Sheryl Fox tells us her favourite FreeMe story:
One of the great things about FreeMe is that every shift has a great story, someone always makes you laugh, and the comradery of fellow rehabilitators is inspiring, no matter what you need help with a pesky, snapping little crocodile who needs to be moved outside, sawing down branches off a tree, cleaning out the gosling’s cages or trying to feed a red knob coot who is more interested in munching your ear… A fellow rehabilitator will be there, right next to you.
One of the greatest lessons I have learnt at FreeMe, surprisingly, was not about the animals, it was about the People. Hard working volunteers, who will move mountains if they have to, to save an animal, bird or reptile.
FreeMe is a very special place for all creatures including the rare “lessor spotted volunteer”.
How Sheryl Fox got involved with FreeMe:
I have a great love for the wild and all of nature’s creatures, I am fascinated by the fact that every day you will learn something new from our wildlife.
I am a strong believer in giving back, whether it is in your community, your country, the world – any small way that you can make a difference for animals or people who cannot help themselves, will enrich your life way beyond your imagination.
So when I came across FreeMe, it was an instant match.