With extreme weather and disease posing a significant threat to our native wildlife, we felt compelled to rally together to help raise funds for a cause close to home, doing amazing work in the treatment, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife from across Queensland and New South Wales.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is now one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting more than 12,000 animals each year. The recent bushfires have decimated our wildlife and the hospital needs our help more than ever.
The impact on the koala population in particular has been significant, with the hospital admitting over 600 koalas in 2019 compared to 27 in 2008. On top of increasing rates of chlamydia affecting koalas, many patients have been rescued from bushfire affected areas, with each koala costing approximately $7000 to treat, rehabilitate and release back into the wild.
The hospital receives no ongoing government funding and relies on community donations and support to continue running. This support ensures the hospital releases hundreds of native animals back into the wild every month.
Funds raised by this raffle will directly assist the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to continue their incredible work and you could WIN an amazing 3 night stay at The Atlantic Byron Bay PLUS a host of local products and vouchers!!
(Background image by Doug Gimesy via Currumbin Wildlife Hospital)