Malaga: Native Animal Rescue awarded grant to support more sick reptiles

Native Animal Rescue manager Kelli Ellemor, P&N Bank Warwick branch manager Jenny Beard and Mr P.
Native Animal Rescue manager Kelli Ellemor, P&N Bank Warwick branch manager Jenny Beard and Mr P.

NATIVE Animal Rescue in Malaga will be able to treat more sick and injured reptiles and buy more vivariums thanks to a grant from P&N Bank.

The wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre has several facilities including a wildlife hospital, black cockatoo flight path and Chuditch hotel.

Manager Kelli Ellemor said of the 3000 sick, injured and orphaned and displaced wildlife they receive each year about 15 per cent were reptiles.

“There is an increasing demand for reptile rehabilitation as a result of new and ongoing threats – they come in due to dog attacks, being hit by cars, bobtail flu and sadly even as a result of people not wanting them in their yards,” she said.

“Each reptile will spend two or three months with us and then we will re-home them in a safe place where there is no land clearing to give them the best chance.

“In busy periods there is sometimes just nowhere to house them.”

P&N Bank Warwick branch manager Jenny Beard said the bank was delighted to support better outcomes for injured reptiles.

For information, visit nativeanimalrescue.org.au or pnbank.com.au.