Rescuing and Rehabilitating
Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid
What We Do
F.A.W.N.A Inc (FAWNA) is a not for profit government approved wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation for sick, injured and orphaned native fauna.
Operating in the south-west of Western Australia, FAWNA is entirely run by volunteers and administered by a committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by the members. To do this we rely almost entirely on public support. To get involved or find out more about our work, contact us today!
We are very excited to announce we are hosting a Western Ringtail Possum Open Day to be held on Saturday August 25th in Busselton.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming training: Self Care for Animal Rehabilitators
FAWNA is holding a training workshop for native fauna rehabilitators. When we work in caring professions, jobs and volunteer positions, we need to be aware of the possible negative effects this may have on our lives – physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Join us to understand the impact of our work and learn strategies to stay healthy and enjoy what we do. This comprehensive seminar for animal carers has been attended by hundreds of participants and has helped many to continue working with a healthy attitude and an increased well-being.
Places are limited and bookings are essential! Tickets are free for FAWNA members, and $20 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite
2018/2019 Entertainment Books
Now is the perfect time to order a NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership because, for a limited time, you’ll receive over $180 of valuable Early Bird Offers you can use over the school holidays!
Your purchase of an Entertainment Membership contributes towards our fundraising. The more Memberships we sell, the more we raise, so please tell your family and friends.
Wildlife Handling, Safety, Transport and Immediate First Aid Training
Join us for a one day short course in basic wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation. The course will cover Birds, Reptiles and Mammals, what to do when you discover injured wildlife including quick first assessment, handling procedures, administering first aid and transporting in a safe and secure way.
When: Saturday 23rd June 2018
Where: Busselton Men’s Shed, 555 Roe Terrace, Busselton
How much: $55 FAWNA members, $75 non-members.
Tickets are available here.
Help save the Western Ringtail Possum!
If we don’t act now, the Western Ringtail Possum is likely to become extinct in the wild. Help us to save this iconic, critically endangered species in the South West of Western Australia. FAWNA have teamed up with South West Ccatchments Council (SWCC) and several other local community groups to help conserve our beloved Western Ringtail Possums.
The South West Catchments Council has launched a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to save the Western Ringtail Possum. Running throughout November, we are aiming to raise $30,000 to help conserve this iconic species. All funds will go to assist local community groups currently undertaking possum conservation activities in the South West.
Below is a link to the fundraising page and a sweet video of some of our very own celebrities – Western Ringtail Possums currently in FAWNA’s care! Please help us make a difference for the Western Ringtail Possum.
Plight of the Western Ringtail Possum
In case you missed us on Today Tonight last week, here is an excerpt of the story:
Birdlife Australia needs the help of southwest locals
“We are seeking help from locals throughout southwest Western Australia to share their knowledge of black-cockatoos in their area.
The Southwest Black-Cockatoo Survey asks a series of questions about your observations and perceptions of cockatoo populations in the area you currently live. Even if you have only lived in your current location a short time, or feel that you don’t know much about black-cockatoos, all information is valuable, and we still encourage you to participate. So please take part in the survey and answer the questions as accurately as you can. We estimate the survey should take ten minutes to complete.”
We are interested in black-cockatoos because they are a visible part of many local landscapes throughout the southwest. As land use in our southwest environment has changed, so it is likely the birds have too. But nobody knows an area better than the people that live there, which is why we are calling on you to tell us what you know, and to share your observations of black-cockatoos in your local area.
The survey is available here: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery/community-wisdom-swbc
Donate To FAWNA
All cash donations are very gratefully recieved and go towards rescue and rehabilitation equipment, native animal food supplies, medical supplies and by covering vet bills, and training opportunities.
Donations of $2.00 or more are Tax Deductible. A tax deductable receipt for your donation will be provided upon request. Donations can be either sent by mail or electronically transferred.
What to do if You Find Injured Wildlife
- Phone FAWNA on 0438 526 660 or the DBCA Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055. Note the location, time of day and condition of the animal where you found it.
- Follow the advice from the call centre operator. They will put you in touch with the nearest wildlife rehabilitator that can take the animal into care.
- Contain the animal securely so that it does not injure itself further or injure you – use a towel or similar to pick it up and place in a secure, well ventilated box in a quiet, dark place. Do not feed the animal or give it water unless you have been advised to do so.
- Be careful of teeth, claws, beaks etc. when approaching and handling wildlife. Although injured, animals can be very dangerous when frightened or stressed.
If you have found a non-native or domestic animal that is injured or in trouble, contact the RSPCA on 1300 278 3589 or your local council/shire.