WAs Wildlife has waited over 190 years for a Hospital.
The Southwest Region of WA is a Biodiversity Hotspot with many of it’s amazing endemic wildlife already on the critically endangered list due to habitat loss, fragmentation, fox and cat predation, road kill and dog and cat attack.
We have an amazing team of wildlife rehabilitators who have been doing their very best to care for wildlife and release them to the wild.
But there’s a problem!
Our local Domestic Pet and Livestock Vets do their best to help the wildlife but they are not trained to care for wildlife, they don’t have the right equipment, medicines and quiet enclosures away from the noises and smells of domestic pets and the public.
Sometimes our vets are so busy they don’t have time to see our wildlife even in an emergency. Our domestic and livestock vets do not get reimbursed financially for treating wildlife and the rapidly increasing number of wildlife coming into care is causing a significant burden on businesses.
The vet services do not often extend past one visit and Wildlife Rehabbers are on their own after this consultation.
Animals are in pain and dying unnecessarily – We have a moral responsibility to give our wildlife a dedicated veterinary facility – after all we have taken their homes and eroded their habitats.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
FAWNA has an audacious plan to build WAs First Regional Wildlife Hospital and Research Center. We will fund the ongoing costs of the hospital with a co-located 300 hectare Open Plan Biodiversity Park- Eco Tourism Project.
The feasibility study indicates that with the right funding the hospital and eco tourism park could be completed within 2 years.
You can help us give best practice care to our amazing Australian Wildlife and leave a living legacy for our children.