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Wildlife Health at the Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 04:08 PM AEST
Project Owners

Your support is achieving great things for animals big and small

June 17, 2020

Thanks to your generosity, the University of Sydney’s team of veterinary staff and students have been able to make an immense impact in the care and recovery of animals devastated by the recent bushfires over the last 12 months in caring for wildlife.  Of course, the sentinel event over the last 12 months was the bushfires in the period November 2019 to March 2020 and their devastating effect on our wildlife populations. The local community has been very generous in supporting the AREPH hospital as well as other wildlife caring organisations in response to this disaster.


However as one of the donors to the ongoing care of wildlife you understand that the work of caring for injured and sick wildlife goes on 365 days a year - including during the period of bushfires. 


Through your generous support we have cared for over 700 animals. One of our goals from last year was to upgrade our equipment and we have purchased heated reptile cages, provided new thermostatic heaters for the wards and a new autoclave for surgical instruments.


Here are some of the animals your donation has directly helped in the last 12 months:

Koalas - 48 cases

Native birds - 303

Turtles and other amphibians -71

Kangaroos /Wallabies - 38

Lizards /snakes - 45

Wombats - 35

Possums /gliders - 32

Echidnas - 16


Our funding goals for the next 12 months include: 

  • Providing the best of care to the many wildlife entrusted to our care through their diagnosis, treatment, inpatient care and rehabilitation.
  • Funding a dedicated wildlife veterinarian to treat these wildlife cases.
  • Starting to raise funds to create an improved Isolation Unit for mammals for the most vulnerable and infected animal cases.

These are large goals but the need is great so we need your continued support!


What can you do to help support wildlife at AREPH?


Like our animals, donations both large and small mean so much to us and allow us to give wildlife animals the best care.


If you are able to, we ask that you please continue supporting wildlife health at the AREPH by making a gift today. All gifts $2 and above are 100% tax-deductible. 


If you are not in a position to give, please share our project with your friends and family through social media and your networks.


We cannot thank you enough for your support,

The AREPH team


Choose a giving level


Possum care

can contribute to the care of wildlife such as possums


One day in hospital

can cover the hospitalisation of a native reptile for a day during recovery


Koala blood test

can pay for blood tests to check organ function prior to release of a healthy koala


Dehydrated wombat joey

can help treat a dehydrated wombat joey whose mother has been hit by a car


Koala feeding

can feed an injured koala for a week


Fractured wing

can pay to fix a fractured wing or the orthopaedic repair of a fractured leg in a koala