Photo by Jason G Harris
Loveland for Wildlife Inc was formed out of a need to care for and rehabilitate wildlife from the Mid West region of Western Australia.
Our Sanctuary, which covers 761 acres, abuts the Hill River Nature Reserve on Munbinea Road, approximately 24km out of Jurien Bay and Cervantes.
In this area of the Mid West are the Shires of Dandaragan and Coorow, which have large tracts of bush in the form of Nature Reserves. Having so much bush around meant that it was always going to be an area with a large number of casualties from road trauma and bush fires.
Once the commitment was made by a very small group of dedicated carers to look after the orphaned kangaroos and other critters, it wasn’t long before we realized that the problem was bigger than first thought, as we were inundated with sick, orphaned and injured wildlife.
This put great stress on those carers physically, mentally and financially. So it was decided that to assist with much needed funding for ongoing wildlife rehabilitation, the carers needed to form an Association.
Thus, Loveland for Wildlife was incorporated on 30th November 2007, to seek out this much needed funding and to make more people aware of this valuable work within our region, by giving our beautiful wildlife a second chance at life.
In our inaugural year of operation, we had 75 admissions, with 71% of those admissions successfully rehabilitated and returned to the wild.
Since then hundreds of animals from all walks of life have passed through our carers, with many of those animals still living a safe and happy life today at our sanctuary on Munbinea Rd.
The Sanctuary managers reared their first joey, Molly, in 2004. Since then, Molly has been released and is still seen around the homestead.
Our mob matriarch, TJ (from Toodyay), was orphaned in 2005. After being hand-reared and successfully released, TJ is generally not too far from the homestead, and she has successfully given birth to a number of joeys.
Sue Anderson (Jurien Bay)
Yvonne Price (Jurien Bay)
Rita Stephenson (Moora)
Anthony Stephenson (Moora)
Natasha Stephenson (Perth)
Alan Carr (Childers Qld)
Staff at Loveland for Wildlife our proud of our achievements and our success rate during the years of our operation and we hope to enjoy many more happy years with our sanctuary critters.