FAWNA NSW links with Laurieton Men's Shed for vital infrastructure project

Vital infrastructure: FAWNA committee member Yvette Attleir and Men's Shed Laurieton project team manager Brian Woods with one of the large enclosures.
Vital infrastructure: FAWNA committee member Yvette Attleir and Men's Shed Laurieton project team manager Brian Woods with one of the large enclosures.

Volunteer wildlife organisation FAWNA NSW has welcomed a boost to vital infrastructure to ensure they can maintain quality care for injured and orphaned fauna.

The organisation recently received a $20,000 grant through the Australian Ethical Foundation, to go towards its Better Facilities for Wildlife in Care project.

FAWNA's Better Facilities for Wildlife in Care project will help improve outcomes of wildlife in FAWNA's care from initial rescue through to pre-release and beyond.

FAWNA NSW committee member Yvette Attleir said the organisation linked up with the Men's Shed Laurieton to help construct 15 large enclosures to house large animals who come into care.

The large enclosures will be distributed to a number of locations along the coast, as north as Kempsey and as far south as Bulahdelah.

Yvette said the bushfire crisis resulted in rescues of animals which were impacted and the enclosures will contribute to ensuring they acquire appropriate care.

The large enclosures mean the animals can exercise during recovery, which Yvette said is a vital part of the care process.

The organisation will also purchase quality flexible electronic heat mats for wildlife rescue, which includes a car adapter, control unit and battery operated thermostat probe.

This allows volunteers to create an ambient temperature for wildlife which are transported in cars, to reduce stress during initial care.

For more information about FAWNA, visit the organisation's website at https://www.fawna.org.au/

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