As many of you will know, we’ve been fundraising to create Tasmania’s first wildlife hopsital. And thanks to your support, the building is underway! After reaching out to our contacts both in Tasmania and on the mainland, we found the best way forward was to contract a Melbourne business to build the clinic locally, then have it shipped down to us where it will be finished on site.
While building is going on, we’ve been sourcing the much-needed equipment to fit it out. The end is in sight with the main piece of equipment we’re missing being a digital X-ray system. This will allow us to easily X-ray any animals that we suspect have broken bones and see the results without dealing with old film technology (which has high running costs).
Thanks to Keith Crook for his donation a film X-ray we can use in the meantime, we'll be able to take our time and get the right one for our needs. We'll also be able to donate the film X-ray machine to another worthwhile cause when the time comes.
We’re told the outlay for a digital system is upwards of $45,000 - so it’s no small expense (another reason why we're thrilled to not need this urgently).
All going to plan, we hope to have the building on our property in the next few months - then we can start fitting it out.
If you’re interested in donating funds toward our wildlife hospital (or any of the other work we do), you can make a tax-deductible donation online through our Wildcare fund, or give us a call for other options.
We can’t wait to show you the building when it arrives... but here's a few sneak peeks... we're getting pretty excited!