Veal have been a Wildlife Carer since 2004 where she began under
the guidance of Annie and Old Bill Fraser in Peterborough.
was an Emergency Phone Operator for Wildlife Victoria for 6
years, has been a previous Committee of Management Member and
is currently a Regional Coordinator for her area of South West
Victoria. In the area Kirsa encounters an interesting range
of wildlife from seals, penguins, echidnas, possums, koalas,
lizards and all manner of other birds.
lives in quite a challenging farm environment where she carries
out her activities as a Shelter operator. She also has to deal
with a wide range of rescues due to the diversity of wildlife
in the area.
has extensive experience with rescuing and treatment of koalas
after the devastating Framlingham Forest fire in 2007 and subsequent
fires in 2009 in Pomborneit, S.W Victoria. She is a vegetarian
and animal activist and will continue to speak out against duck
shooting, the kangaroo industry, live export, whaling, destruction
of habitat and a the myriad of other causes that she feels so
Kirsa adores all the creatures she has a genuine love of birds,
in particular Raptors. She is very passionate about their rehabilitation,
continued survival in the wild and the education of the public
in how important these birds are to our ecosystem. Kirsa
is currently learning how to care for and rehabilitate this
highly specialised group of birds. She also wishes to continue
to broaden her knowledge on the rehabilitation of koalas, as
she can see our much loved koala is in serious trouble from
habitat destruction, disease and human interference.
advice to other wildlife carers is to never stop learning and
to update your skill base regularly! Seize every opportunity
to attend as many courses as possible and read as many books
as you can. And always ask someone else's advice who may be
more experienced than yourself.
Kirsa can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org