The wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group FAWNA has released its wildlife statistics to members at the annual meeting.
The event was held at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on Saturday.
Across the two Reptile, six Mammal and six Bird groups FAWNA volunteers dealt with a total of 3403 native wildlife and a number of feral species that are not included in these figures.
FAWNA's President, Meredith Ryan said this is an outstanding result.
“It is a testimonial to FAWNA's volunteers who give countless thousands of hours work and dedication to the welfare of injured, orphaned and disadvantaged wildlife in the local government areas of Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Mid-North Coast and Dungog,” she said.
“When FAWNA's funds permit discounts are given to members with cost of the expensive wildlife care foods but most other expenses are at the volunteer's own cost.
“All donations to FAWNA are allocated to directly benefit wildlife.”
Mrs Ryan said FAWNA is the only group licensed to cover all species and it works closely with Koala Preservation Society and Koalas In Care from Buladelah to the top of the Kempsey Shire and West to Gloucester.
The group's 24 hour 7 day a week wildlife rescue line is 6581 4141, staffed by volunteers.
FAWNA's next induction training for new members is in October and course and membership details are found on www.fawna.org.au
With an average of 65 animals per week coming to FAWNA volunteers, new recruits are needed and welcomed.
Training is required prior to handling wildlife and gaining an authority to rescue/care, and details are on the website.