All BADGAR rescued
animals are taken to the nearest shelter to the rescue site. We
avoid at all cost the movement of wildlife out of it's home area. In
some cases, animals may have to be moved for rehabilitation out of
their area, but they are always returned back when released.
are the unsung heroes of our community. Hard working, often
unrecognised and tremendous efforts are all attributes of shelter
owners and their carers. In order for somebody to become a wildlife
carer, they don't need to belong to a rescue group. Caring for
wildlife is a special gift and is open to anybody who has patience,
love to give and a good strong heart!
There are over 241
authorised Wildlife Shelters in Victoria. They are all required to
operate in accordance with a Code of Practice. In a single year, over
9000 animals from 427 different species are admitted to shelters in
VIC alone. Wildlife Shelters are not permitted to charge for their
services, but may accept donations. The Greendale Wildlife Shelter is
the home of BADGAR and sees Donna Zabinskas, one of the state's most
respected shelter owners, live on site.
BADGAR is good
friends with Beremboke Shelter and they have an incredible website
dedicated to wildlife. Beremboke is often instrumental in bushfire
emergencies, taking on board koalas and many more species. Learn and
be inspired by their website.
CLICK HERE to see
If you would like to
become a wildlife carer, call us on 03 5368 1501 and we will put you
in touch with a shelter near you. It's at the shelter's discretion as
to whether or not a carer is capable of taking on animals. You will
all no doubt have hands on training and make a family of your new
Please consider your
local shelter when making donations of materials, foods and time.
They'll really appreciate your efforts.
Remember, the 1300
BADGAR line is for emergencies only, so
EMAIL us or call us for more
information in your area.