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Review for American Red Lion Disaster Fund, WILMINGTON, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I can't thank Red Lion Disaster Fund, and especially Janelle, enough for not only a donation towards our bushfire recovery, but the emotional support as well. Treating bush fire surviving kangaroos at our sanctuary, after losing my home on NYE 2019 in the devastating NSW South Coast Bushfire, has been and continues to be challenging. It's great that Janelle recognises how long and ongoing the work goes on, long after the media have left.

I’ve attached a photo of Penny, one of our bushfire survivors. Penny arrived in May 2018 after her mother died in a car accident. On her 1st birthday in late October, the adventurous wild child dislocated one of her feet! She went to visit Dr Howard Ralph at Southern Cross Wildlife Care (an amazing charity), and received specialist care. She is pictured with volunteer Nurse Greg on a second visit, when she tore ligaments in her OTHER foot. After 5 months of additional rehab and 7 specialist vet trips, Penny was free to hop again. After all she has endured, we feel so lucky to say she is one of our survivors and even has her first tiny joey (father Brutus) in the pouch.

Also, lovely 5 year old Clover, who was bought back into care, several months after the fire, having not fully healed. I'm pleased to advise she is hopping again for the first time since the fire 3.5 months ago.


Role:  Volunteer