Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Wildlife hospitals and carers funding

Wildlife hospitals and carers funding

14 January, 2020 –

It’s devastating to see the impact bushfires and drought have had on our animals.

That’s why we’ve given wildlife carers and hospitals extra funding as they treat an unprecedented number of animals impacted by bushfires and drought.

The Palaszczuk Government is committing $250,000, in addition to $6 million already earmarked, to wildlife hospitals and groups including more than 770 community-based volunteer wildlife carers and care groups.

This includes $120,000 for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, RSPCA QLD and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors and $130,000 in grants to support volunteer wildlife carers across the state who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured animals.

This funding will support the operating expenses related to the care and rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife, including medicines, veterinary supplies and food for animals in care.

Volunteer carers can access up to $2,000 for individual carers and $5,000 for care groups.

The program will open on 29 January 2020.

For more information go to www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/community-sustainability