Tasmania’s first fully dedicated wildlife veterinary clinic is one step closer to becoming a reality, after Network Gaming’s Amy Castle nominated Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a Helping Hand.

Bonorong is working towards the creation of a clinic to care for the hundreds of animals they rescue each year. It will be free for the public to drop off wildlife for care and rehabilitation.

“Bonorong is a very special and important organisation for the survival and education of our native animals,” Amy said.

“Bonorong operates the largest rescue service in Tasmania for suffering animals, running entirely off their park entry fees.

“Not only are they rescuing animals at all times of the day and night, but they continue to run a breeding program to prevent the extinction of the Tasmanian tree frog, rehabilitate seabirds and are tirelessly helping to save our Tassie devils.”

Amy said most veterinary clinics are not equipped to deal with native animals and wildlife carers are paying for vet bills out of their own pockets.

Amy is a volunteer at Bonorong, working with the wildlife rescue program, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you Amy, for nominating Bonorong for a $1000 Helping Hand!

Pictured: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary director Greg Irons with Maria the wombat.