Hello Happy Butterflies!
Recently, I had the pleasure of getting an inside view of the Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association Centre run by the very amazing Trish LeeHong. This woman is a wildlife warrior! Her centre holds a massive range of animals, from the sick and injured to people’s overgrown pets who have become too tame to release. She works around the clock to care for them and always shares her experience and know-how with those who wish to learn.
Interestingly, petting and human contact are kept to a bare minimum in a dedicated effort to release as many animals as possible back into their natural homes. However, I still got the opportunity to feed a sweet little Joey as well as witness the rescued eagles feeding. It was such a fantastic experience and I learnt so much from Trish’s vast knowledge and love of all our furry friends.
The highlight of my time there was definitely feeding the Echidnas and learning all about these unique Australian creatures. Not only does Trish have an extensive understanding of the animals, but also their care requirements, behaviors and environment. At the centre I also saw possums, lizards, bats, koalas, emu, numerous types of birds, and many many more rescued animals!
With so many mouths to feed, donations and volunteers are always welcome! There is constantly work to be done, whether it be feeding the baby animals, which is actually as time consuming as it is adorable, or helping out with the day-to-day duties of the Centre. Every $2 from ALL purchases is donated to the Wildlife Rescue Centre, as well as our own monthly donation. We believe that Trish is doing an amazing job and deserves all the help in the world! I will certainly make a date to volunteer again and gain more wonderful knowledge about our beautiful world.
Until our next adventure~!
Westridge Florist Toowoomba
Author: Karon Cumner
Author: Jessica Schoultz
To support the Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association Centre, simply volunteer or donate to Trish today!
ABN 58 107 003 521
Phone: (07) 4630 5208
Mobile: 0407 028 540
Photos Thanks To: www.wildliferescueeducation.org