Annual Report 1st March 2016- 28th February 2017

The Shelter has had another busy year attending wildlife casualties.

With a Total of 103 cases for 2016-2017

Koalas -51,   Birds-15, Kangaroos/Wallabies-32, Snakes-2, Sugar Glider-1,

Grey Headed Flying Fox-2 and 9 animals currently in care.

See charts below for information.

The Shelter operated by Susie & Stephen Pulis and Committee of Management wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Residents, Tourists, Businesses, Organisations and General Public for their amazing support which goes to the care of our precious Wildlife.

Without donations we could not operate at this capacity.

We are totally reliant on donated funds; we don’t receive any government funding, purely voluntary.

The Shelter is busy all year round with care provided 24 hours 7 days a week

At present we have 9 animals in care, 4 Kangaroos, 4 Koalas and 1 Swamp Wallaby.

Babies keep us busy with feeding regime every 5 hours for the young ones and the older ones range from 3 , 2 and 1 feeds per day.

Please visit our facebook page and website to keep up to date with shelter info and regular photos and videos of the animals in care designed by local business Sean Perkins who donated all his work to us.

www.koalashelter.org

facebook.com/Koalashelter

The Shelter has had 4 successful fundraisers

Christmas sausage sizzle

Easter Tin Rattle

May Trivia Night

Woolworths Wishing Well

All money raised has gone towards the daily running of the shelter such as veterinary accounts, medical supplies, special milk formula, cleaning supplies and rescue and transport costs.

A special thank you to our Vet, Main Street Veterinary Practice, the backbone of the Shelter. This dedicated hardworking team provide us with unconditional care 24 hours 7 days a week when needed.

Special mention to vets Jade Hammer, Grant Kuseff, Albert van Zyl and nurses Louise South and Karen Natrass and all the wonderful team for their amazing support.

We would also like to thank former Committee Members from 2015-16

Shelley Robinson, Graham & Paula Holmes, Cath Winzer, Carole Jones, Jan Franz and Mary Dharmarajah. This amazing group worked very hard raising money for the Shelter, cutting koala browse and helping out wherever they could.

With special mention to former Secretary Shelley Robinson, a sincere Thank you for all the hard work she did personally to help the Wildlife.

Other people and Organisations we would like to thank are local Islander Pauline who hand makes Koala crafts for us to sell .Dahlsens Bairnsdale our ongoing major sponsor who now have supplied the materials for us to build our new Joey facility, currently in progress.

Ritchies Super Iga and Foodworks Paynesville for their ongoing donations to run our sausage sizzles. Paynesville Uniting Church friendship Shed who keep us stocked with linen, blankets,towels etc. Mens Shed Paynesville, Lions Club Paynesville for their ongoing support and to all the wonderful people who donate to us, every cent counts thankyou.

The following statistics have been prepared and lodged with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning a requirement we must do every year in accordance with our Shelter license.

We are required to record all Wildlife whether found deceased or alive.

We encourage all people to continue contacting us regardless of whether the animal is tagged or untagged deceased or alive.

Finally, thank you to all the people who ring us when our Wildlife is in need.

Without the residents looking out for our precious wildlife there would be many suffering animals.

Raymond Island Koala & Wildlife Shelter looks forward to another year caring for our Wildlife.