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Help Mudgeroo Emu Farm and Animal Rescue

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A lovely lady named Belinda, who lives in Falls Creek on the south coast of NSW Australia, has been working to save animals her whole life. Luckily, her and her family were spared from the most recent fires (September 2019 to February 2020). Unfortunately her lovely young family might have been forced to sell their property, where they care for some of Australia’s most iconic animals.

Luckily the new COVID-19 laws regarding evictions helped negotiations to keep the family onsite so they can continue their work. Now any funds raised will be going directly to the animals and not the bank!

The previous goal was to save the property from being sold off and to keep it available for wildlife rescue work. Now the financial goal is to maintain and grow the facilities and provide food and medical treatment to as many animals as possible, after fires, floods and rapid reduction of habitat. (Not to mention all the road accidents and getting stuck in fences etc).

It's a big, time consuming and physically strenuous job, but those animals need our help! 

Belinda and Phil did not want to receive funds from the community who have been directly affected by the fires or from other wildlife carers already working tirelessly. This is why we’re asking for help from further afield. 

Belinda is a trained and experienced zookeeper and veterinary nurse, and her husband Phil helps her by building enclosures and assisting with rescues and animal patients.

These guys have rehabilitated all kinds of animals great and small... kangaroos, wombats (up to twelve at a time), koalas, echidnas, birds, reptiles, turtles... and of course the property is also the forever home of 23 emus! 

They’ve had two large fires - threaten the property (Currowan 313236ha & Comberton 2686ha) on either side of them but thankfully the property itself was spared, only to face the risk of financial ruin. Now this has been mitigated, we have decided to try to help them look for investors, donors or interested parties to ensure it stays available to the local wildlife and community. 

The location is central to many wildlife departments and organisations who will be instrumental in the recovery and rehabilitation of many animals and habitats. 

The property is already geared towards the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of native wildlife with an animal nursery and macropod (kangaroo, wallaby) and wombat facilities already established over the last 5 years. It is a 70 acre block of bushland (which is becoming rarer in the Shoalhaven) and is an important wildlife corridor that remains untouched by fire. Australian wildlife are constantly at risk and now face an even bigger threat after so much habitat loss in the area. Our biggest concern is helping the  carers to  ensure the survival of the greatest wildlife numbers possible. This type of facility is so limited & necessary in the area. A lot of wildlife facilities are overflowing with victims. 

Our wildlife is vulnerable now more than ever. The aim is to continue and hopefully expand care for them and give them hope for recovery after this disaster. Please help us to help them.
Let’s keep Belinda's lifelong animal rescue battle going! 

Now that we have secured the property, any funds raised will be put to good use for the wildlife and local community. If we raise enough, they might be able to expand to save even more animals! 

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. Don’t forget to share! 
Thank you for all your support <3 

For more information you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram or read this news article from the south coast register 

Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/savemudgerooemufarm/

Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/mudgerooemuwildliferescue/ 

Disclaimer :

Please note, due to sorting out the legal hassles and permits required to keep emus, we are not currently a fully registered NGO so any donations at the moment are non tax-deductible, despite Belinda being a fully licensed and registered wildlife carer. This also means that they will pay income tax on any funds received.

Now that the property has been secured, Belinda and Phil are getting into the nitty-gritty work of setting up as an individual NGO. This may take a while with COVID-19 still running amok and homeschooling their 5 year old who just started his first year at school. It is a lengthy and time consuming process with added obstacles from the ABN for keeping emus. To top it all off, Belinda has recently lost a family member and Phil is in remission, so things are still a bit up in the air on the personal life side of things. We thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

If you have experience in navigating the NGO application process with a pre-existing ABN and would like to help, we are happy to discuss further.

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Donations 

  • Susan Crosby
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Sharon Vojtech
    • $250 
    • 18 d
  • Bronwyn Reid
    • $500 
    • 21 d
  • Angela Hayes
    • $10 
    • 25 d
  • Louissa Jasprizza
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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Organiser and beneficiary

Alison TB
Organiser
Manahan NSW
Philip Donovan
Beneficiary

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