Annual Report 1st March 2015 – 29th February 2016

 

The Shelter has had another busy year attending wildlife casualties.

With a Total of 95 cases for 2015-16

Koalas –54

Birds-13

Kangaroos/Wallabies-26

snake-1

lizard-1

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 24 hours 7 days a week

We have had a minimum of 13 animals in care all year a present there is 16 in care.

8 Kangaroos, 1 swamp Walaby, 1 brushtail possum,6 Koalas .

Babies keep us busy with feeding regime every 4 hours for the young ones and the older ones range from 4 ,3 , 2 and 1 feeds per day.

 

The shelter has a facebook page and a website designed and maintained by local by Sean Perkins.

This very generous local business has donated all their work to us.

Please visit our facebook page to keep up to date with shelter info and regular photos and videos of the animals in care.

www.koalashelter.org

facebook.com/Koalashelter

The Shelter has had 3 successful fundraisers

Christmas sausage sizzle

Easter Tin Rattle

May Trivia Night

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 Vet, 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.

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.