Lucy the koala is on the mend after a run in with a car! After being stabilised by the veterinary team at Rose Avenue Vets, Dr Allan Hudson at Pacific Vetcare plated Lucy’s femor on Tuesday the 10th of October. The surgery was complicated due to the extremity of the fracture by Dr Al put
Crusher the green sea turtle that was found near Sandon Point on the NSW North Coast on the 29th of September. Veterinary staff at Dolphin Marine Magic were initially concerned given the potential for the spinal cord to have been damaged in the accident, but Crusher proved everyone wrong! And is on his way to
Coffs Harbour High school were one of three recipients that recently received a $2000 grant from CHART to support work related to conservation in the local area. Head Science teacher Travis MacKay was successful with his application for the development of a series of podcasts, that would involve interviews with local environmental scientists and the
A Powerful Owl was presented to Blue and White Veterinary clinic for assessment this week after the animal was been hit by a car. The animal was in good condition except for some asymmetry in the shape of the pupils that may have been the result of a head trauma caused during the accident. Dr
Emerald Ralph is a wildlife champion. Instead of toys and cake on her birthday, Emerald asked her friends to invest in their future with a conservation donation to CHART and on her fourth birthday raised over $140 that will be put towards the rescue, rehabilitation or research of our native wildlife.
A strong show of support for the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle was made over this weekend with the launch of the inaugural Turtle Fest. The community rallied behind the local species with a great turn out. CHART was represented by Dr. Duan March who gave a presentation on the initial rescue and rehabilitation attempts that
CHART partnered with Southern Cross University in an investigation into the levels of heavy metal found in sea turtles that stranded along the NSW coastline. This is the first work of its kind in the region will provide some valuable information on the level of pollution in our area.
CHART donated $2000 to the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health to assist in the investigation of some unusual and emerging diseases of kangaroos and wallabies in the Coffs Harbour District. The investigation is being conducted with assistance from Pacific Vetcare.
Tests are underway to exclude a zoonotic bacterium from a possum brought into Blue and White Veterinary Clinic. Unfortunately, the infection meant the mother could not be saved but thanks to WIRES, to joey went into care and will hopefully be able to be released.