Upper Hunter Valley NSW Australia
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Thank you AGL for your generous support

AGL logoIt is with much appreciation that Wildlife has received a $1,000 donation from AGL Macquarie.  Local wildlife in care will benefit greatly from carer subsidies for specialised food and excellent veterinary treatment due to your generosity with this kind donation.

Muswellbrook Workers Club present cheque to Wildlife Aid

Scott Bailey of Muswellbrook Workers Club (right) presenting a cheque for $2000 to Brad Smith and Tayla Smith of Wildlife Aid in May 2018

Scott Bailey of Muswellbrook Workers Club (right) presenting a cheque for $2000 to Brad Smith and Tayla Smith of Wildlife Aid in May 2018

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

Bengalla’s support of Wildlife Aid very timely

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.”

Drought conditions increases the need for care of macropods in the Upper Hunter

Singleton Argus newspaper cutting

Singleton Argus newspaper article. Link to online article is available in blog post.

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.

Read the Singleton Argus article by Shannon Dann here.

Wildlife Aid Fees Due 1.10.2017

Please pay your membership fee of $20 by EFT as follows:

Wildlife Aid, Regional Bank

BSB# 932-000, Account# 421036

Glencore Training Sponsorship

VITAL WILDLIFE TRAINING

Sponsored by Glencore for our volunteer rescuers and carers in the Upper Hunter Valley will be organised and undertaken as soon as possible:

Snake Handling Training – $1,500

Bat Handling Training – $1,500

Please email committee@wildlifeaid.org.au to express your interest in attending.