We have worked hard to finally purchase the land in 2012 and build our dream. A large part of this dream is being able to support our local community. We firmly believe our community; the neighbours, friends and networks, the diverse ecosystems with our fauna and flora are what makes our lives rich.
With a focus on conservation we provide land for the not-for-profit Australian wildlife rescue and care group Coopers Animal Refuge to operate (ABN 70 369 583 430). Volunteering for the local Landcare group we support local community groups by offering a meeting place.
A focus on rescue, rehabilitation and release of Australia's well known wildlife.
Local wildlife include kangaroos, wombats, koalas and possums
At Coopers Animal Refugeit costs on average of $850 per week to operate the refuge. The refuge is supported by two part time positions (4 days/week each) and numerous volunteers providing an extra 60 hours/week of support. However, the need is ongoing with new babies constantly entering the refuge, and support always sought.
With a focus on baby kangaroos and wombats costs include;
purchasing milk formula for young kangaroos and wombats and grain, straw, fruit and veggies to keep them health and happy
Infrastructure needs including fencing and sheds
Veterinary charges for sick and injured wildlife
Transport costs such as fuel and vehicle maintenance to pick up injured wildlife
Cleaning costs to wash kangaroo pouches, blankets, towels and washing powder