YOU could be forgiven for mistaking the Laverton police station for an animal nursery.
Officers from the outback West Australian cop shop have rescued five puppies and two young kangaroos in less than 24 hours.
Officers from the Goldfields town were flagged down on Monday morning by local children who found the joeys wandering along a street without their mother, according to Constable Richard Hall.
“We got them some milk and put them into some sacks to keep them warm and we’ve passed them on to someone who rescues joeys here,” Const. Hall told AAP.
“As soon as they hopped into the pouch, that was them asleep.”
A day earlier, a local resident surrendered five puppies to Laverton Police after their dog had an “unexpected pregnancy”.
“They’re living at the home of one of the police officers here at the moment and they’re going to go down to Kalgoorlie on Friday where we have a connection with a dog rescue foundation,” Const. Hall said.
“Animals are a big part of the community up here and it’s just nice to help others out.”
Const. Hall, originally from the United Kingdom, only moved to Laverton a month ago and said he was pleased to be involved in such an Australian rescue already.
“We wouldn’t get any of this back home.”