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website is designed not only to share my native animal experiences
from all over Australia, but to also share my knowledge relating
to Australian native animals.
rehabilitation is not black and white -
there are all kinds of shades of grey."
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Care, or not to Care?
wildlife organisations play no active role in the provision of care information
to non registered carers despite the fact that the provision of such information
might assist in ensuring the general health and well being of an Australian native
The aim of these organisations is to have native animals held by non registered
non registered carers do hold Australian native animals and another purpose of
this site - undoubtedly the most important reason - is to provide quality care
information that will assist all carers to maintain a native animal in good health,
is simply nothing more disheartening than to receive a native animal that has
been handed over by a carer who, despite all good intentions, simply did not have
access to basic information that would have ensured the health and well-being
of the animal they held. In many cases, but not all, these animals are received
in a condition of health that is beyond remedy.
aim is to help those carers who are abandoned by the system to become better carers
so that even more animals can be rehabilitated successfully and released back
into the wild.
While I have enjoyed many successes in my experience, some
of the stories in this website have unhappy endings.... it would be wrong to present
a website that does not acknowledge the capacity for humans to make mistakes.
And even well educated carers make mistakes... it is fiction to suggest that they
Many voluntary wildlife organisations play no active
part in the fight to conserve habitat and instead focus their respective efforts
on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of surrendered, injured, and orphaned
native animals. This is an important focus without doubt - but it is also very
small part of the overall picture, for what is the point of expending so much
effort, time, and money on caring for an Australian native animal if there is
no appropriate, safe, habitat to return it to?
many respects, the preservation and re-establishment of habitat is clearly more
important than caring for individual animals.
with organisations that focus their efforts on habitat preservation and conservation,
there are, of course, thousands of individuals who are also concerned with the
conservation of Australian wildlife and wildlife habitat. And in the state of
New South Wales landowners can join a program coordinated by state government
through the National Parks and Wildlife Service to have their properties recognised
as Wildlife Refuge.
Crossing is such a refuge, as too are many of our neighbour's properties,
and these properties provide valuable habitat for animals that include platypus,
echidna, wombat, kangaroo, wallaroo, wallaby, possums, gliders, more than 100
species of native bird, and numerous reptiles.
wildlife habitat could your property provide?
Please do not confine your reading to this website, there
is available an extensive wealth of information on the web about care of Australian
native animals that is both greater in detail and even superior to what I have
provided on this website.
So that you might be able to provide high quality care to an Australian native
animal - I encourage you to use it all.