Kalamunda sale’s trail of help for Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Kanyana volunteer Helen Riley, Shire President Andrew Waddell, Kanyana founder June Butcher and supervisor Stuart Edwards.       d445913
Kanyana volunteer Helen Riley, Shire President Andrew Waddell, Kanyana founder June Butcher and supervisor Stuart Edwards.       d445913

THE Shire of Kalamunda raised $1300 at the Walliston Transfer Station in a special garage sale for the community.

As part of the World’s Biggest Garage Sale Trail on Sunday October 24, staff were busy in the lead-up to the big event separating unwanted ‘trash’ from ‘treasure’.

The shire finished in the top 10 WA councils, with a high number of sellers registering for the event.

It donated the funds to the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which receives no government funding and relies on donations.

“This vital wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service is under stress at the moment with about 20 animals, birds and reptiles being brought in each day,” Shire President Andrew Waddell said.

Kanyana founder June Butcher said she was pleased to receive the cheque last Wednesday.

“We appreciate all donations because we have running costs for electricity and water which are very high per annum and we have to buy food for the injured wildlife and rehabilitate them as well,” she said.

The Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre admits more than 2500 orphaned, injured, and displaced animals to its hospital each year.