Raptor Care NW, Bird of Prey rehabilitation centre

$5,075 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 2 months
My Husband Adam and I care for injured and endangered Birds of Prey at our home in North West Tasmania, something my husband has done since he was a young boy. 2 Years ago we began taking in birds after the closure of the only rehabilitation centres in North West Tasmania. (All pictures are of birds we have had in our care).

38477300_1555290733922212_r.jpeg
Being the only specialised raptor care facility in the north of the state, (The only 2 specialised centres for these animals are in the south, which means a 4 hour travel for a large bird if we were unable to take them, a major disruption for any injured animal. Some have unfortunately perished in the travel), and with no outside assistance or government funding, we cover all of our own expenses. This ranges from food (Eagles eat a lot, and Owls have a very specific diet!) medication and vet treatment, and travel expenses when we need to pick up an animal from another area (Tasmania is quite spread out so we can be travelling up to 2 hours each way to retrieve a bird). We also are a family with 2 small children.

We converted a shed into 1 large aviary, enough to house 1 large bird (eagle) and a friend helped us convert another area into a smaller aviary for 1 smaller bird that requires a darker quieter space.
Over the last 12 months we have become quite inundated, and are finding it increasingly difficult to house these birds while we are rehabilitating them, especially when we have long term residents that need several months of rehabilitation like our Brown Goshawk.

38477300_1555290933966694_r.jpeg
The funds we require will go into removing an old shed on our property, and using the existing slab to erect a new larger, purpose built flight aviary and 1 more smaller rehabilitation aviary. It will also be used to purchase appropriate food for the birds, and be there to cover medication and travel expenses. 

38477300_1555290852563584_r.jpeg
Mentioning the idea of a fundraiser interested a lot of people on social media, which gave us great hope that there are people willing to support us and what we do. 

My husbands passion for these animals, and his knowledge and dedication to them and their well-being is astounding. These funds will enable us to continue to take in these majestic creatures and give them the proper care they need, with as little disruption and inconvenience to them as possible, until we can release them back into the wild. 

38477300_1555291462694626_r.jpeg
+ Read More
We have been so excited to see our campaign have over 400 shares on social media, how amazing! We also had an anonymous donor pledge $1,000 which has totally blown us away.
As we have been planning our new flight aviary and shed, we have encountered issues and more expenses that has led us to increase our target to $8,000. Our existing 30 year old dilapidated shed that needed to come down to establish our new aviary, serves as one and a half of our boundary fences, therefore we are having new fences constructed in the next week. Something we wouldn't have bee able to do if we had not started this fundraiser.
We have had food donations also which has come from social media sharing.
A huge HUGE thankyou to everyone who has supported our campaign. Adam & Lara x
+ Read More
We are so stoked to see we are nearly at our target, and humbled by the generosity of those who have donated, and those anonymous donors who don't know us personally but believe in our cause.
We are making plans on how best to allocate the funds raised and we have also received some wonderful offers from local businesses that will help in the work we do.
We will keep everyone posted as we move forward with our plans.
Much love and appreciation, Adam & Lara Hardy
+ Read More
We are totally overwhelmed by the support we are receiving and want to send a huge thankyou to those that have been sharing our story.
These funds are going to help us continue to care for these endangered animals and also create a better space for them to rehabilitate.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$5,075 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 2 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$1,000
Anonymous
19 days ago
ED
$50
Emma Downey
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
MK
$50
Murray Kille
2 months ago
KC
$100
Katherine Cooper
2 months ago
MF
$100
Michael French
2 months ago
RW
$500
Raptor Refuge Webb
2 months ago
BM
$50
Brenda Marshall
2 months ago
MK
$100
Mary Kille
2 months ago
$400
Anonymous
2 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.