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.”