To coincide with National Threatened Species Day on Friday 07 September , Malabar Coal generously donated $1000 to Wildlife Aid to help offset the costs of rescue, veterinary care, specialised diets and rehabilitation of native wildlife in the Upper Hunter Valley. Malabar noted that Wildlife Aid is a not for profit organisation of dedicated volunteers that donate their time and resources to rescue and rehabilitate native wildlife.
Wildlife Aid was very fortunate to receive funding from GLENCORE Mangoola Mine for Australian Wildlife Displays to attend Denman Primary on Wednesday 23rd August. With the outstanding success of this day we hope to gain further funding for other rural schools.
Jason Desmond, the Environment Officer from Mangoola has been amazingly supportive and extended an invitation for groups to tour Mangoola Mine rehab area to see their passion for wildlife and regenerating habitat.
A special thank you volunteers to Di and Helen for helping to organise this successful event.
Wildlife Aid a very grateful to receive this kind donation, which will be used to feed the orphaned baby animals that come into our care. Read the press release from Hunter Valley News here: www.huntervalleynews.net.au/giving-animals-their-best-chance-for-recovery
Thank you Thiess for your kind donation, which has contributed to Wildlife Aid being able to re-instate compensation for vet bills to our wildlife carers.
We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Muswellbrook Workers Club for their kind donation of $2000!
Wildlife Aid Vice President, Tayla Smith, and dedicated member Brad Smith, took some special new club members to accept the cheque today, couldn’t miss a photo opportunity!
Thanks to Scott Bailey, the board and the staff at Muswellbrook Workers CLub
The very long and dry summer of 2017/18 saw record numbers of orphaned joeys come into the care of Wildlife Aid, with nursing kangaroos, along with many other wildlife, having to travel further in search of food and water, many meeting their fate along busy roads. With an influx of orphaned joeys to feed, funds for the specialty feed required to care for rescued Australian wildlife was becoming scarce. Wildlife Aid carers had to pay for feed and medical care from their own pockets, which can be a quite a financial burden for some volunteer carers.
President of Wildlife Aid, Fiona McBurney said that Wildlife Aid is very grateful for the donation of $2000 received from Bengalla and appreciate their long term and ongoing support.
“This donation from Bengalla Mining Company is very timely. We can now release funds to pay for speciality feed for the macropods, mammals, birds and reptiles in our care.”
Bengalla CEO Cam Halfpenny says, “Bengalla are proud to be supporters of Wildlife Aid as the volunteers not only provide an important service to benefit wildlife and the environment but also create a safer place for us to work and live.”
This past summer has been the worst many Wildlife Aid carers have experienced. Kangaroos and other marcopods and wombats have had to travel further to find food and water to survive. This has led to many more road accidents, resulting in many more orphaned joeys ending up in our care. Adding to this burden is a funding shortfall, which reduces the amount of care we have been able to provide.
On the 6th February 2018, Singleton Argus journalist, Shannon Dann wrote about the dedication of our macropod coordinators Brad and Jill Smith, and the difficulties they are facing with our river systems and funding drying up.
Please pay your membership fee of $20 by EFT as follows:
Wildlife Aid, Regional Bank
BSB# 932-000, Account# 421036