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Postie’s heartbreaking find in mailbox

Postie’s heartbreaking find in mailbox

Cruelty charges are expected to be laid on the culprit who viciously shoved a joey into an Australian Post mailbox on the Gold Coast.

The RSPCA is on the hunt to find the person responsible while the distressed kanga was sent to wildlife hospital after he was rescued by Queensland fire crew on Friday morning.

Both an Aus post employee and fire crew came to the aid of the joey who is believed to have been pushed through the swing ‘door’ parcel opening into a red street mailbox stationed in the suburb of Pimpama.

An Australia Post representative said a customer heard noise coming from the mailbox and called the Queensland fire brigade for help.

“A customer went to post something in the mailbox and then they have called the fire brigade and they have called us and that’s how we found the joey,” the spokeswoman told NCA NewsWire.

“Just as to how the joey ended up there we don’t know.”

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said they received a call about 6.30 am regarding the little joey being locked in a mailbox.

“We had dispatched our wildlife carer van but the fire brigade and someone with keys from Australia Post were there first,” he said.

“We will lodge a cruelty complaint and start an investigation.”

He asked anyone with information to call their confidential animal cruelty complaints hotline 1300 ANIMAL.

“An investigator will see if there is any CCTV footage available in the area,” he said.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services tweeted about their find and said the joey has been placed in safe hands.

“Our Pimpama FRS crew was called to a Gold Coast post box this morning after a baby roo was put inside,” they tweeted.

“A quick response from our crew, & Aust Post with the post box keys, meant the joey was out in no time. Pleased to report our furry friend is in the hands of wildlife carers.”

They joey was taken to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital on the Gold Coast.