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It's Wildlife Week, and we are campaigning for wildlife in crisis

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is campaigning to raise awareness of the onslaught of threats wildlife face - natural disasters, pollution, ecological damage, traffic, disease, domestic stock overgrazing, domestic pets, over-development and habitat loss- every day.

From National Wildlife Day 22 February) through to World Wildlife Day (3 March) we need to raise $215,000 in donations to continue to provide full-time veterinary services for wildlife, free of charge.

Wildlife are in crisis every day, not just during bushfires.

In early 2021, Donnie, an orphaned koala was rescued by a dedicated wildlife carer. He was found alongside his mother, who had been trampled to death by cattle. He was admitted as a patient of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. Despite a coordinated effort by wildlife rescuers, volunteer firefighters and our veterinary team to treat Donnie and get him back into the wild, Donnie passed away. 

His story is a sad reality. But we need to honour Donnie's life. If you'd like to help by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so here.

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We’re proud to have the ‘dream team’ of wildlife veterinarians in our corner! With decades of experience under their belts, their expertise and dedication mean that our Australian wildlife are in the best hands.


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