2014 2015 news letter mth of April .pdf
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Vol 1 2015
THE YEAR IS GOING SO
President—Dot Terry Bos
We at Mandurah wildlife rescue have had a very busy start to the year so lets
take a quick look back at last year.
Vice President - Reini Bos
BLACK GLOVED WALLABY
Phone - 95823938
Our black gloved wallaby ( Persie ) came to us as a cute little baby with his own
personality. He came from a local area and has grown into a much loved
member of our fur family. He has now been released to have his very own fur
We seem to get a lot of baby ring tail and brush tail possum in over the year but these 3 are so cute
( the three Musketeers ) were a favourite. They came in together and have now been released in the same area .
TOMMY OUR DWARF
FIRST DWARF JOEY
As far as we know he is the first dwarf joey kangaroo. Tommy weighed just 80gm and fit in the palm of Dot`s hand when he
was brought into Dot in June 2014.
Tommy was between six to eight weeks old when Reini found him hiding in his mothers pouch on Ocean Road in Dawesville.
His mum had been hit by a car and Tommy was still in her pouch. That`s how we knew he was a western grey kangaroo and not
a wallaby. Tommy`s chances of survival were slim but with Dot and Reini`s determination and love he kept eating and
After a couple of months he had short arms and legs he was not growing at the normal rate. So was taken to the vets for a check
up and came to the conclusion that Tommy had Dwarfism. At this stage our Tommy had now started to become famous. He
generated interest on a local and national scale. The staff at Halls Head Vets rang around to see if anyone had heard of dwarfism
before Tommy and no one had heard of it before.
At 10mths old his weight was 3kg about half of what a joey his age would weigh but he was healthy and getting stronger
everyday. The only thing he did developed was cataracts in both eyes which he had surgery for and was very successful. We
would like to thank Doctor Robert Harris at Greenfields Vets for his outstanding work. In one week after Tommy`s surgery he
had regained about 70% vision in his left eye.
Tommy was a very happy joey he loved hoping around exploring the garden. Then jumping into his mums arms when he had
enough. Tommy passed away from unknown issues, he is greatly missed but will always be in our hearts.
Best news ever
With great pleasure we announce that our fearless leader Reini Boss has been given the all clear from cancer in
March 2014 ( still clear ). He has been working as hard as ever to keep his and Dot`s wildlife centre expanding.
A joey ( Acasia ) came into M.W.R from ALCOA staff in Pinjarra she was
about 7 months old and could not walk or even stand. Her mum was hit by a
car and must of went into shock. She was x-rayed but there was no broken
bones but she had deep tissue damage. So caring staff started massage, hydro
baths and even acupuncture. After seven weeks Acasia put one paw in front of
the other for the first time. It was very rewarding for all involved.
MANDURAH CATHOLIC COLLAGE
Thank you students for joining forces to raise funds for a kangaroo`s
operation. An 11 month old joey needed cataracts removed from both eyes
so together with the teacher Keiron Mc Cabe the students aim to raise
$2000 and hand craft artificial joey pouches, bird stands and donation boxes. Thanks again M.C.C for all your hard work.
THANK YOU HALLS HEAD VETS
Small Animal Clinic veterinarian Richard Gibson was recognized for his
years of hard work in 2014. Without Richard and his amazing staff we
would not be running. We are eternally grateful and thank you Richard
from all the animals, Dot, Reini and the volunteer staff.
THANK YOU LOTTERYWEST
We received an $89,000 grant from lotterywest for our expansions.
The grant is for care and rehabilitation of our injured wildlife. We were
lucky enough to receive the grant from the member for Dawesville Kim
Soon birds that carry diseases and need to be separated will be a lot
safer. We are all looking forward to the new area and new equipment
that we have needed for a long time. The microscope and computer
which will assist significantly in the care of wildlife.
It is all so exciting.
We desperately need more volunteers to cope with demand, we have been
receiving more and more injured wildlife daily. We are flat out and really
need more volunteers. We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The
hospital is expanding quickly and we never turn away native animals
because we believe ALL GOD`S CREATURES DESERVE A CHANCE.
We welcome all animal lovers as volunteers including from students over
16 years of age wanting experience, and people needing to put in hours
After training, volunteers help with feeding, cleaning and all round care
Volunteer trades people always needed and garden yard workers. We are
expanding now and need help from all trades people. We always need
materials donated such as timber, as well as colorbond for fencing and
For more information on volunteering call Dot Boss
We would like to thank Bill and Shane Hagarts from WESTOZ
Contracting & hire for their machine for the earth works we needed
doing. Thanks again Bill and Shane.
Also we would like to thank ALCOA for assistance in building the
extensions for the kangaroo fence. This is carried out through there staff
community volunteering program.
DID YOU KNOW ?????
Dot`s love for wildlife rescue started in 1979. Dot was trained by leading
wildlife tourism operators Malcolm Douglas and Klaas Gaikhorst. Dot even
ran her own wildlife tourism park on a station in Shark Bay. Mandurah
wildlife rescue was started in 2003 in a small home in Greenfield. Dot also
has her own book out called “Dott`s unusual animal family”
UP COMING EVENTS
- We are at the Mandurah forum twice a month so please keep a look
out on face book for the dates as they come up.
- University of Western Australia have invited us to have an display at the
university on the 19th of May. We will be having joey`s, ringtail possum,
and a tawny frog mouth. With lots of information and hand outs.
- We are always available for group displays and talks.
- Bunning dates will be advertised of face book as the dates come up.
100% OF ALL DONATION GO TO
THE REHABILITATION AND CARE
OF OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE
CONTACT US ATADDRESS— 1400 Old Coast Road Dawesville W.A 6211
PHONE—95823938 or mob 0429100745
EMAIL— firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
FACEBOOK— Mandurah wildlife rescue
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