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 and compassionate 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 pain and overall poorer health outcomes for animals, while placing a significant mental and financial burden on the wonderful volunteer carers.