Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre

172 Hope Road, Bibra Lake (08) 9417 7105

Sponsor an Animal!

We need your help! 

Here at Native ARC we are flat out rehabilitating more than 2500 gorgeous native animals! Native ARC receives no government funding, so animal adoptions through the Adopt an Animal program play a vital role in our ongoing fight for wildlife conservation by providing us with the valuable funds required for our:

  • Essential rehabilitation programs
  • State-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation enclosures
  • Veterinary requirements
  • General animal husbandry needs such as food and enclosure maintenance.

By adopting one of Native ARC’s animals, not only do you have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference, but you will also receive gifts of appreciation according to the level of your contribution.

SPONSOR/ADOPTION PACKAGES AVAILABLE:

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 $50 Bronze Adoption - Annual

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted animal and fact sheet
  • Subscription to our newsletter

$100 Silver Adoption - Annual

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Photo of your adopted animal and fact sheet
  • One guest pass to visit Native ARC*
  • "Change a Life" lapel Pin
  • Subscription to our newsletter

$250 Gold Adoption - Annual

  • Personalised certificate
  • Photo of your adopted animal and fact sheet
  • Two guest passes to visit Native ARC*
  • "Change a Life" lapel Pin
  • Subscription to our newsletter

$500 Platinum Adoption - Annual

  • Framed Personalised adoption certificate
  • Framed Photo of your adopted animal and fact sheet
  • Four guest passes to visit Native ARC*
  • "Change a Life" lapel Pin
  • Native ARC "Cherry Wood Brooch"
  • Subscription to our newsletter

 $10,000 Ultimate Adoption - 5 Years

  • Framed personalised adoption certificate, photo and fact sheet
  • Personalised plaque at your adopted animal/species enclosure at Native ARC
  • Behind the scenes tour of our rehabilitation facilities
  • Encounter with your adopted animal for up to 4 people
  • Ten guest passes to visit Native ARC*
  • Subscription to our newsletter.

Once you have paid for an Adoption package, this covers 12 months from the date of purchase. You can cancel your adoption subscription at anytime however no refunds are available once the payment is processed.

Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your Adoption information package in the mail.

Marsupials

Western Grey Kangaroo
Native ARC spends up to $500 a week rehabilitating its many orphaned kangaroos. One joey macropod can consume as much as 500ml of milk daily as well as horse chaff, goat muesli and fresh vegetables. Not to mention all the time spent cleaning up poo! By sponsoring one of our Western Grey joeys you will ensure the 15 + animals admitted every year receive the best quality milk and foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong so when they are released at 2 years of age, they have the best possible chance of survival. Did we mention we have to sedate all of our roos when we transport them for release and they need a tetanus vaccination at the same time. One sedative and vaccination costs $300!!!

Red Kangaroo
Native ARC spends up to $500 a week rehabilitating its many orphaned kangaroos. One joey macropod can consume as much as 500ml of milk daily as well as horse chaff, goat muesli and fresh vegetables. Not to mention all the time spent cleaning up poo! By sponsoring one of our Red Kangaroo joeys you will ensure the 10 + animals admitted every year receive the best quality milk and foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong so when they are released at 2 years of age, they have the best possible chance of survival. Did we mention we have to sedate all of our Red Kangaroos roos when we transport them for release up at Karatha??? Not only do they have to be put on a plane and flown up North for release but they need a tetanus vaccination at the same time. One sedative, vaccination and plane ticket costs up to $500!!!

Wallaroo
Native ARC spends up to $500 a week rehabilitating its many orphaned kangaroos. One joey macropod can consume as much as 500ml of milk daily as well as horse chaff, goat muesli and fresh vegetables. Not to mention all the time spent cleaning up poo! By sponsoring one of our Wallaroo joeys you will ensure the 6 + animals admitted every year receive the best quality milk and foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong so when they are released at 2 years of age, they have the best possible chance of survival. Did we mention we have to sedate all of our roos when we transport them for release and they need a tetanus vaccination at the same time. One sedative and vaccination costs $300!!!

Southern Brown Bandicoot (Quenda)
Native ARC admits over 100 Southern Brown Bandicoots (Quendas) every year! Most of them come in as orphaned joeys after their mum is killed by a cat or vehicle. Native ARC spends up to $10 a week rehabilitating its many orphaned quendas. One joey qunda can consume as much as 25ml of milk daily as well as mealworms, avocado and fresh fruits. Not to mention all the time spent cleaning their messy little enclosures…they are like little bulldozers! By sponsoring one of our quendas you will ensure the 100 + animals admitted every year receive the best quality milk and foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong so when they are released at 5 months of age, they have the best possible chance of survival. Did we mention all of our quendas get soft released for 3 months which means we provide fresh food daily for this entire period so that they have food available whilst they learn to hunt and find insects and fungi.

Brushtail Possum
Native ARC admits over 25 Brushtail Possums every year! Most of them come in as orphaned joeys after their mum is killed by a cat or vehicle. Native ARC spends up to $20 a week rehabilitating its many orphaned possums. One joey possum can consume as much as 100ml of milk daily as well as mealworms, avocado and fresh fruits. Not to mention all the time spent cleaning their messy little enclosures! By sponsoring one of our possums you will ensure the 25+ animals admitted every year receive the best quality milk and foods to ensure they grow up healthy and strong so when they are released at 9 months of age, they have the best possible chance of survival. Did we mention all of our possums get soft released for 5 months which means we provide fresh food daily for this entire period so that they have food available whilst they learn to hunt and find fruits and suitable foliage. Male possums cannot be released anywhere and need special release sites where they are not going to encroach on other male possums and be killed by a dominant male. Every year Native ARC has to source 3-4 new release sites and custom build a release aviary for its juvenile male possums. This can costs anywhere from $500-$2000 depending on the number of possums.

Echidna
Native ARC admits up to 10 echidnas every year and boy do these little echidnas put our volunteers through some hoops. Have you ever tried to examine a sick or injured quenda by hand? It can be very challenging and very painful! All of Native ARC’s echidnas are sent to the vet for assessment under  anaesthesia which can costs up to $100!! Some of our echidnas spend many months in care after suffering serious facial injuries or damaged quills as a result of bush fires and consume up to 150g of high protein mince daily. One packet of “echidna mince” can costs as much of $10!! Did we mention most of our echidnas come from up north and so one of Native ARC’s volunteers is responsible for driving the echidnas as far as Geraldton or Exmouth for release. Think of the fuel money!

Reptiles

Shingleback Lizard
We love our Shingleback Lizards (Bobtails) at Native ARC. We admit up to 100 bobtails every year ranging in injuries from dog bites, lawn mower injuries, motor vehicle injuries and Bobtail Flu. Yes…Bobtail Flu. Native ARC admits roughly 50 bobtails every year with the flu and they spend up to 3 months in care on an intense regime of antibiotics, pain relief, nebulisation and strict husbandry procedures. It may cost us up to $50 for every bobtail admitted with the Flu. Also bobtails are monogamous and breed for life so we must ensure all bobtails are returned to their rescue site so they can be reunited with their family.

Oblong Turtle
Native ARC is a partner with the City of Cockburn’s “Turtle Watch” Program and is the only rehabilitation Centre listed as a drop off Centre for the hundreds of injured and displaced turtles encountered with the program. Every year Native ARC admits over 15 turtles with serious shell injuries which require specialists surgery and ongoing rehabilitation for up to 12 months!! Not only does the surgery cost hundreds of dollars but the ongoing rehabilitation of the turtle which requires state of the art turtle rehabilitation tanks and food costs Native ARC thousands of dollars every year. BP Refinery Kwinana generously sponsored the construction of Native ARC’s turtle enclosures in 2013 and Native ARC’s Veterinarian Dr.Lisa Winters is the only Veterinarian in Perth who specialises in turtle shell repair!

Gould’s Sand Monitor
Native ARC admits a fair few monitor lizards some of them come in as big as 1.5m long! Not only do they eat Native ARC out of house and home but because they often come from up north Native ARC has to fly or drive the massive reptiles back to their release site which can cost hundreds of dollars!! One Sand Monitor may eat up to 20 pinky mice a day which costs roughly $5.00. Native ARC may have an injured Monitor in captivity for up to 12 months.

Parrots

Pink and Grey Galah
Our poor Pink & Grey Galahs are often admitted with dirty vents and appear very thin. There is a really depressing disease which hit the South West several years ago known as AGY (Avian Gastric Yeast) and PBFD (Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease). Sadly, more than 70% of Native ARC 200+ parrots admitted every year suffer from one of these diseases. The test for PBFD is $30.00 per bird and to test for AGY can take many days of repeat samples and countless dollars later. Once diagnosed the bird faces many weeks on an intense treatment of medication and assist feeds. One course of AGY medication costs $50.00 per bird.

Little Corella
Our poor Corellas are often admitted with dirty vents and appear very thin. There is a really depressing disease which hit the South West several years ago known as AGY (Avian Gastric Yeast) and PBFD (Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease). Sadly, more than 70% of Native ARC 200+ parrots admitted every year suffer from one of these diseases. The test for PBFD is $30.00 per bird and to test for AGY can take many days of repeat samples and countless dollars later. Once diagnosed the bird faces many weeks on an intense treatment of medication and assist feeds. One course of AGY medication costs $50.00 per bird.

Australian Ringneck Parrot
So many of our juvenile Ringneck Parrots are admitted daily after being hit by a car. These birds nest much lower than our other parrots and when juveniles take their first flight they often end up flying very low to the ground and in the path of ongoing vehicles. This is when they sustain serious wing and leg injuries. Did you know its costs Native ARC $50 for every xray? Also some wing and leg surgeries to install pins can cost up to $1000!!!!!

Songbirds

Australian Magpie
So many of our magpies are admitted daily after being hit by a car. These birds nest much lower than our other birds and when juveniles take their first flight they often end up flying very low to the ground and in the path of ongoing vehicles. This is when they sustain serious wing and leg injuries. Did you know its costs Native ARC $50 for every xray? Also some wing and leg surgeries to install pins can cost up to $1000!!!!! A disease which is spreading like wild fire in our magpies is called Throatworm. The disease manifests in young chicks and the treatment is very expensive and can take 2-3 weeks to treat. Native ARC goes through 5kg of good quality mince every day which can cost up to $50 after all of our special additives are put in.

Australian Raven
A disease which is spreading like wild fire in our Raven is called Throatworm. The disease manifests in young chicks and the treatment is very expensive and can take 2-3 weeks to treat. Native ARC goes through 5kg of good quality mince every day which can cost up to $50 after all of our special additives are put in.

Red Wattlebird
Red wattlebird chicks are the most common baby bird admitted t Native ARC with over 200 babies admitted yearly. The most common cause of admission is cat attacks. Wattlebirds nest very low to the ground and chicks are the perfect meal for domestic cats. If the bird survives long enough to get to Native ARC it then needs to spend up to 2 weeks on antibiotics and pain relief medication which cost up to $50 per bird. It may also require many weeks of ongoing rehabilitation until flight feathers grow back or it is healthy enough to return to the wild.

Magpie Lark
So many of our magpie larks are admitted daily after being hit by a car. These birds nest much lower than our other birds and when juveniles take their first flight they often end up flying very low to the ground and in the path of ongoing vehicles. This is when they sustain serious wing and leg injuries. Did you know its costs Native ARC $50 for every xray? Also some wing and leg surgeries to install pins can cost up to $1000!!!!! A disease which is spreading like wild fire in our magpie larks is called Throatworm. The disease manifests in young chicks and the treatment is very expensive and can take 2-3 weeks to treat. Native ARC goes through 1kg of good quality mince every day which can cost up to $10 after all of our special additives are put in.

Black-Faced Cuckoo Shrike
There is a really depressing disease which hit the South West several years ago known as Circo Virus. Sadly, more than 50% of Native ARC 20+ Black-Faced Cuckoo Srhikes admitted every year suffer from one of these diseases. The test for PBFD is $30.00 per bird. Another disease which is spreading like wild fire in our Cuckoo Shrikes is called Throatworm. The disease manifests in young chicks and the treatment is very expensive and can take 2-3 weeks to treat. Native ARC goes through 1kg of good quality mince every day which can cost up to $10 after all of our special additives are put in.