Wildlife hospital open
SICK native animals on the Tweed and southern Gold Coast will now have a permanent refuge thanks to Friday's opening of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Community Wildlife Hospital.
For more than 40 years the wildlife hospital has been operating on the sanctuary grounds and now after years of tireless fundraising by the community and local businesses, as well as the donation of land by the National Trust of Queensland, the new animal hospital was opened by Trust chairman Dr John Jackson on Friday.
Construction of the new hospital began in September last year and the new purpose-built building in Millers Drive, Currumbin, will help care for the growing number of injured or orphaned animals that are brought by the public to be cared by the team of volunteers and vets.
More than 4000 animals are admitted to the Wildlife Hospital each year and it is estimated to cost $500,000.