MAYOR Tom Tate will officially open the first stage of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s Walkways for Wildlife pathway today, recognising the many businesses and individuals who have supported the appeal to date.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation launched the ‘Walkways for Wildlife’ Appeal, which aims to pave the pathways leading to the Wildlife Hospital with special messages from its supporters, in the lead up to Christmas last year.
“The response from the Gold Coast community was fantastic with many pavers being purchased. It’s the perfect gift for the animal lover who has everything”, said Senior Vet, Dr Michael Pyne.
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For only $60 your name or special message will be engraved into a paver that will be permanently installed on the pathway leading to the Wildlife Hospital.
“On average, each patient costs us $60 to treat, so buying a paver is a great way to help save a life” Dr Pyne said.
In 2013 Currumbin Wildlife Hospital broke all admission records, seeing over 8,500 native wildlife patients for the year, far more than the 7100 patients admitted in 2012.
Mayor Tom Tate will tour the Wildlife Hospital today, to experience first-hand where and how his council has invested in the city’s wildlife.
City of Gold Coast has donated $120,000 to the Wildlife Hospital per annum for the past 3 years.
The Walkways for Wildlife Appeal will continue to run throughout 2014.