Moreton Bay Wildlife Hospital Foundation

In 2022, a committed group of volunteers established the Moreton Bay Wildlife Hospital Foundation to find a way to support injured and orphaned local wildlife.

The Foundation is a registered not-for-profit community organisation with a mission to provide the region with its first dedicated wildlife hospital to treat, care, rehabilitate and release native fauna back to their home in the wild. Members of the Foundation also aim to improve outcomes for local native wildlife through advocacy, fundraising, research, and education.

Creating a World-Class Facility

As the population of Moreton Bay Region increases and urban areas expand, our local wildlife is being displaced. Increased traffic on our roads, attacks by domestic dogs and cats, and severe weather events such as droughts, floods and bushfires are taking a heavy toll on native fauna.

The Moreton Bay Wildlife Hospital Foundation aims to establish a world-class facility to ensure injured wildlife are treated humanely and in a timely manner. The facility will be a safe haven for the lost and injured. A place where they will receive sophisticated veterinary care and rehabilitation before they are released back to their native environment.

Currently, when wildlife is injured in the Moreton Bay region, volunteer wildlife rescuers must travel up to two hours to Beerwah, or Wacol, to seek specialised treatment. These wildlife treatment facilities are often at capacity. Delayed treatment can lead to extended trauma and overall poorer health outcomes for animals, while placing a significant mental and financial burden on the wonderful volunteer carers.

Our Founding Board Members

They are supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, WILD Supporters and community partners who share their vision to provide better care outcomes for wildlife across the Moreton Bay Region.
Karin Machell 

Karin Machell is a long term Moreton Bay resident, raising 5 children in the area. She is a volunteer koala rescuer & advocate, working long hours to save our local wildlife and is also a member of The Rotary Club of Albany Creek.

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Rebecca Russell 

Rebecca has a passion for wildlife and giving back to her community. Rebecca is a locally based Bookkeeper & BAS Agent who owns Encompass Bookkeeping. Rebecca believes the Moreton Bay region is the best place to raise her young family.

Ngaire Stirling 

Growing up in the Pine Rivers Shire and raising her kids in the Moreton Bay Region, Ngaire is an ardent advocate of animals. She is also the owner of the community website, Brisbane Kids and a board member of MBRIT.

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Christine West 

A long term resident of Warner Christine and her husband own and run a building company in Moreton Bay Region.   She is a passionate community advocate and is a member of The Rotary Club of Albany Creek and the Albany Creek Scout Group.  

Beth Rounsefell 

After almost two decades working in the sustainability sector, Beth is passionate about protecting the natural environment and ensuring we can continue to share our beautiful region with our native wildlife.