Feathered and furry guests join high tea


Native Animal Rescue volunteers Julie Bristow, Mike Jones, holding Iggy the Carnaby’s cockatoo, Jaylin O’Sullivan, Aileen Strumpher, holding Thumper the woylie, and Lauren Strumpher.
Native Animal Rescue volunteers Julie Bristow, Mike Jones, holding Iggy the Carnaby’s cockatoo, Jaylin O’Sullivan, Aileen Strumpher, holding Thumper the woylie, and Lauren Strumpher.

The event raised almost $6400 for Native Animal Rescue (NAR), which cares for and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned WA wildlife.

About 130 guests attended, as well as NAR ambassadors Iggy, an endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo, and Thumper, a critically endangered woylie.

Guests could have their photo taken with the animals for a donation.

There were also raffles, silent and live auctions, spot prizes and an impromptu head shave, as well as the sparkling high tea.

NAR was founded in 1984 and is based on a 15ha bush site in Malaga, caring for 2000 native birds and animals each year.

The organisation is often called to collect injured wildlife involved in road accidents and was recently involved in rescuing five kangaroos near Sun City Country Club, of which two had to be put down.

“It was a particularly bad week for our local kangaroos and prompted some temporary signs to be set up on the side of the road warning drivers to take care as kangaroos were in the area,” NAR volunteer Cathy Trice said.

NAR also works closely with Yanchep National Park.

For more information, go to www.nativeanimalrescue.org.au.