08 Jun This story is actually about HUMANITY.
Posted at 03:55h in Stories
The National Wildlife Heroes Emergency grant was such a huge support during our unfortunate extreme weather conditions. As a result of the funding, many Wildlife Shelters within the Northeast of Victoria were supported with petrol vouchers, formula products, cages, water hoses and medical supplies.
I run a registered Wildlife Shelter referred to as Moah’s Ark, Yarrawonga Wildlife Shelter. During the devastating bushfires, many wildlife volunteers in our area were evacuated due to the impending threat of fire and smoke.
I opened my Shelter as a respite to all those wildlife needing some temporary relief and a safe place to shelter and recuperate. In addition, I aligned myself with another volunteer small business, referred to as Northeast Victoria Animal Aid and we commenced offering whatever support we could to those shelters, carers and animals in need.
Your grant allowed us to purchase many necessary items to help ease the burden from the impending fires and extreme weather conditions. To date, 39 registered shelters, each with foster carers have been supported and acknowledged for the wonderful work they do. 16 Shelters remain to which we are endeavouring to fulfil their wishlists as donations come in.
This story is actually about HUMANITY.
During the bushfires, the world came to Australia’s aid. So very many people all over this planet donated, offered their time, used their expertise making pouches of every variety, delivered towels, purchased supplies just to make a positive difference in the care of our native animals.
This kindness and generosity was the motivating factor for myself and Tan of (N. E.V.A.A) deciding to continue that support and continue the acknowledgement to those carers out there that are doing it tough. Animals such as wombats, koalas , kangaroos, birds of prey, flying fox, reptiles, birds of prey etc, have been helped due to your funding. I have recently provided Northeast Victoria Animal aid with finances to purchase 2 shipping containers which we have set up as crisis containers to be utilised for any future emergencies. Certain items will be on hand as soon as they are required, to help alleviate some of the pressures we undertake as Wildlife carers.
The most rewarding experiences have been the faces on the carers we meet when we supply them with 2 full carloads of everything that they require. Meeting some of the wildlife that have benefited from this, such as ‘The 3 nuts’ Coconut, Nutmeg and Hazelnut, Trooman the Eastern Grey, Bindi the Glider and many more are just a few that are so grateful for your generosity.
When the world appears to be going mad and there is frustration and sadness and negativity at every turn, it is a wonderful respite just to reflect on the HUMANITY we witnessed and experienced during the fires and Wildlife Heroes was a part of that.
Moah’s Ark, Yarrawonga Wildlife