By Sahil Makkar For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:02 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 02:12 BST, 3 May 2019
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.
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