We are sure most of you have seen by now that an incredible dream finally came to reality last night, a dream that started five and a half years ago! Our little wildlife sanctuary has finally done it: we have built Tasmania's first Wildlife Hospital!
We are all so proud and wanted to share a few more photos of our event last night and to also share a message from our Director Greg, please read below;
"Evening everyone! I just wanted to say another massive thank you to all of our staff, donors, supporters, rescuers, carers and the rest of the world for helping get the Bonorong Wildlife Hospital finally open. If you haven't had a chance to watch the video of our grand opening event last night then please take the time to watch it when you can. A lot of people deserve all of our thanks and we hope you can support the people that supported us in return - they deserve it!
To our Bonorong staff members, please remember it is all of you that made it possible! You are all the most important thing that Bonorong has. Just think of the 30,000 animals you have helped to rescue and rehabilitate in the last few years, these animals would thank you so much if they knew how to. To the amazing folks that are our donors, we can't wait to show you the results that this hospital will bring for wildlife in Tasmania and what you have helped achieve. To our rescuers and all wildlife carers a huge shout out to the work you do under emotional stress and the time and money you all put in, I hope this helps your success rates and helps the stress with knowing the best care possible can be reached when needed in our dedicated facility. And finally thanks to our supporters and visitors, whether you like it or not, you are all a part of everything we achieve and we could not do the work we do without you!
Exciting times are ahead to see what other goals we can kick for wildlife & conservation in Tasmania now that this dream is a reality. Thanks so much team, cheers - Greg"
You can watch the video of the opening on Facebook, and check out some of the photos of the opening below. Photos thanks to Matthew Burniston, Barrie Irons, Vica Bailey and Matt Thompson.