Orphaned joey is rescued after man called a wildlife expert for advice on what ...

Orphaned joey rescued from 'dodgy area' after man rang a shelter asking what milk to buy it from 7-Eleven A kangaroo joey has been rescued from a 'very dodgy street' in Melbourne Mia's mother was killed in a road accident near the NSW and Victoria border The driver of the truck pulled Mia out of the couch and handed her to his friend His friend wanted to keep Mia as pet, and kept her warm in an 'expensive coat'

By Sahil Makkar For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:02 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 02:12 BST, 3 May 2019

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An orphaned kangaroo joey had to be rescued in the middle of the night from a 'very dodgy' Melbourne street after a man, who wanted to keep her as pet, called an animal hospital seeking advice on what milk to buy it. 

Nicola Rae, one of the volunteers at Amaroo Wildlife Shelter, said the man, allegedly under the influence of drugs, called late on Tuesday night to ask what milk could be purchased at a convenience store to feed the four-kilogram joey, now named Mia.

Mia's mother was killed in a road accident somewhere near the border of New South Wales and Victoria, but the driver of the truck stopped to pull her out of the pouch. 

The driver's friend, who kept Mia wrapped in an 'expensive' coat for warmth, called the wildlife experts. 

An orphaned kangaroo joey had to be rescued in the middle of the night from a 'very dodgy' Melbourne street after a man, who wanted to keep her as pet, called to seek advice on what milk to buy from 7-Eleven.

An orphaned kangaroo joey had to be rescued in the middle of the night from a 'very dodgy' Melbourne street after a man, who wanted to keep her as pet, called to seek advice on what milk to buy from 7-Eleven.

Rae said she had to convince the caller that Mia can only be raised by trained wildlife carers and milk intended for humans could make her ill. 

Wildlife carers have specially

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