We are a wildlife non-profit organisation that funds a wildlife veterinary hospital that exclusively treats indigenous wildlife, free of charge. The biggest difference is that we treat medium and small wildlife – most of the current NPOs fund conservation efforts focus on large wildlife i.e. rhino, elephant and lion. Smaller indigenous wildlife is often overlooked. Our hospital treats, rehabilitates and releases these animals back into the wild.
Some of the species we treat include: bats, owls, raptors, mongoose, pangolin, meerkat, serval, genet, hedgehogs, bush babies, garden birds, water birds and otter – to name but a few. Often these injured/compromised animals are taken to the nearest veterinary practice for treatment. Most often the veterinarian on duty does not have the expertise or the time to treat a particular species and many times these animals get inadequate care (medical, diet and husbandry). Even our 24 hour veterinary facilities are not equipped to handle wildlife as this is not their speciality.
The few veterinarians that are able to treat wildlife do so almost always on a pro-bono basis, something that is not always viable in the current economy. We wanted a veterinary hospital that only treats wildlife – on a full time basis. All of the currently registered wildlife rehabilitation centres do not have a veterinarian on site. Our hospital has a dedicated veterinarian present on a full time basis. The rehabilitation part of the hospital is run and overseen by a wildlife rehabilitation specialist, and we regularly train final year veterinarian students as well as experienced veterinarians in our approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of indigenous wildlife.
The products that we sell on our store are to support the work that we do and to keep our doors open! As a non-profit, we rely on the generous donations and support from the public.