For Martine and Tony Moran, rescuing and caring for Australia's animals is a way of life.
The Gunnedah couple's home is a revolving door - as soon as one animal is released, another is needing care.
Sick and injured koalas are the main residents but they also take in birds when they can, and are caring for a young Little Corella bird and two Frogmouth owls after the recent wind storms.
The birds were found on the ground in the TAFE grounds so Mrs Moran took them home to roost. The Corella's parents followed her there and have been visiting their fledgling every day.
In the neighbouring cages are five koalas - three being treated for chlamydia and one hit by a vehicle.
The injured koala is the latest addition and was spotted on the road near Blackville by a truck driver late last week. He called WIRES and Mrs Moran headed out to get him.
His nose was swollen, he has two fractures in his face and has lost teeth.
Mrs Moran mushed up gum leaves to make a liquid meal for him and fed him with a spoon but within days he was reaching for gum leaves on the branch.
She's not sure if he will survive but he is on a course of antibiotics and steadily drinking water despite his injuries.
There are plenty of success stories - in the past two months, two koalas have been released - Shorty and Little Ears.
Both had chlamydia and were found in Mullaley and Emerald Hill.
Mrs Moran said Little Ears "nearly died" because she was in such a bad way.
When the NVI met the young female in August, she was well and ready to get going.
Little Ears now has a home in Emerald Hill on the property of Wayne and Ingrid Yeo who have planted more than 700 trees to create koala corridors.
"It helps when they are released that people put out water and keep an eye out for sicks ones," Mrs Moran said.
"People from all walks of life help the koalas in Gunnedah and surrounds - all ages and all different backgrounds; it's a community effort."
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