LOCAL Mid North Coast wildlife rescue and care group FAWNA announces the last chance for volunteers to attend wildlife rescue and care training in 2013.
Two training courses will be held in October for members of the public wishing to work as volunteers with injured, and orphaned wildlife. FAWNA’s license from NPWS for wildlife rescue and care covers the LGAs of Port Macquarie-Hastings, Greater Taree, Kempsey, Gloucester, Northern Great Lakes, Stroud and Dungog. FAWNA works closely with neighbouring licensed groups and Koala Preservation Society and Koalas in Care. The 2014 training round commences in February but the group needs help right now.
A one day induction Wildlife Rescue and Immediate Care course is scheduled for Saturday October 12 in Taree, and a two day Wildlife Bird Rehabilitation Course will be held in Wauchope on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Bookings for both courses are essential and FAWNA Membership Application forms and Course Booking Forms can be downloaded from www.fawna.org.au. Full information about Membership and the training days are on the website or enquiries to email@example.com or to 6585 6470 or 0419 423 426. Volunteers must be aged 18 years or over to be Authorised by FAWNA to deal with wildlife in need. The Annual membership fee covers cost of the Induction training day on October 12 and a separate fee applies for the Wild Bird course.
FAWNA operates a 24 hour Wildlife Rescue Hot Line on 6581 4141 manned by volunteers and is always looking to increase its membership base to assist the more than 3000 wild creatures that need help each year.