We are a family team, living on 66 acres of mountainous bushland, bordering the Whian Whian state forest in Northern NSW Australia.
We are volunteers who care for most species of injured or orphaned native wildlife and aim to rehabilitate them to fend for themselves and be released back into the wild.
Our journey began by finding an injured Possum which had been hit by a car, we contacted a local carer who asked us if we would like to join their organisation, which we did and over a period of time attended training on the different species and learned the do's and don'ts of caring for native wildlife.
Why we do this is a question we are often asked , the answer is very simple, we love Australian wildlife and have a strong calling to do what we can in order to protect and conserve their dwindling numbers.
We are fortunate enough to have a forested property in order to do this, with an already established population of both common and endangered species.
Although we love what we do, it does come at a cost both financially and personally. As we are volunteers all our enclosures, equipment and food is largely paid for by us.
On a personal level, raising and rescuing wildlife is a 24 hour a day job, which means that we are restricted as to where we go, when we go, and even if we can go, so having a personal life or vacation can be a difficult juggling act.
We experience joy and sadness on an almost daily basis which can take its toll emotionally, however after saving an animal's life and seeing it returned to its natural environment in the wild, is a constant reminder why we do this.
We are very privileged and fortunate.