GEMFIELDS wildlife carer Carol Graham is pleading for the return of five joeys stolen from their compound at her Sapphire home yesterday.
“Please, if they drink cow's milk they will die,” said a distraught Ms Graham who said the three grey does and two bucks, aged from 14 to 18 months, were taken between 7am and 3pm.
“They are on two bottles a day, and need wombaroo milk, a special formula specific to macropods.
“They're like babies to us.”
Ms Graham said the offenders cut a hole low in the mesh compound and took five of the six joeys and loaded them on to a vehicle. Track marks were found nearby.
The joeys, who are around 60cm in height, were also due for tetanus injections on Monday.
“All they know is this compound,” she said.
“They wouldn't just hop away and they would have come this afternoon when I called.
“If anyone knows anything just ring me (on 4985 4290) or Louise Cupper in Emerald (on 4987 5736) or the police, and if I don't answer leave a message.
“Please, I'm pleading with you, just bring the joeys back or tell me where they are.”