Tastex assists with wildlife rescue

In January 2013, Southern Tasmania suffered devastating bush fires. A large number of properties were damaged or destroyed, leaving families shocked and in many cases, homeless!

Communities rallied together to assist in any way they could. Generous donations provided much needed assistance for those in need.

A wallaby with donated food.

A wallaby with food donated so generously by "Second Bite."

Not only the human population suffered. Many of our Tasmanian native animals were left homeless, injured, and in some cases orphaned. They desperately needed help!

Those who survived had no vegetation left to feed on. Many animals suffered burns and needed medical attention. There were orphaned babies needing care. The outlook for many looked bleak!

Tastex had donated knitted pouches to assist “Victorian Wildlife Rescue” with orphaned bush babies in the past. We were keen to become involved with the rescue of our Tasmanian wildlife.

“Southern Wildlife Rescue & Care” were in need of a helping hand to organise a rescue effort into the worst affected areas. Tastex offered to assist. Fruit and vegetables were needed for food drops. “Second Bite” who operate from the Tastex building, very generously donated fresh supplies. Tastex delivered them to “Southern Wildlife Rescue & Care” for distribution.

Tastex put a post on the “Tassie Fires We Can Help” face book page requesting urgent donations of heavy containers to use for water bowls and for flannelette to make urgently needed pouch liners for injured and orphaned animals.

The response was overwhelming, donated containers and flannelette poured in to the Tastex shop from all over Australia!

Together with Southern Wildlife Rescue & Care, we organised the distribution of donated food and water bowls to affected areas. Our local pet supply company “Animal Tuckerbox” very generously donated a truck to use to make the deliveries. It was a truly united effort, which undoubtedly saved the lives of many of our displaced wildlife.

An orphaned wombat receives milk replacer.

An orphaned wombat receives milk replacer.

Tastex staff put in extra effort to make pouches from knitted fabric with flannelette liners to assist with the care of the orphaned and injured animals. Staff donated funds to purchase “Di-Vetelact” milk replacer to feed the orphaned babies, the pouches and milk replacer were then donated to Wildlife Carers.

Tastex is proud to have been able to assist with the rescue efforts! Our supported employees continue to make pouches and donate them to carers throughout Tasmania and Victoria who care for orphaned wildlife all year round. A big thank you to everyone who donated flannelette, food, and water bowls. Your generosity made all the difference!

 

Large numbers of our native animals were killed or injured, leaving orphaned bush babies in need of special care.  Tastex employees threw themselves into the manufacture of the knitted pouches required and donated them to local wildlife rescue organisations.

Tastex is proud to support this worthy project.

Wallaby orphaned by bushfires.

Wallaby orphaned by bushfires.

Together with Southern Wildlife Rescue & Care, we organised the distribution of donated food and water bowls to affected areas.

Animal Tuckerbox

Animal Tuckerbox generously donated a truck to make deliveries.

“Second Bite” who operate from the Tastex building, very generously donated fresh supplies. Tastex delivered them to “Southern Wildlife Rescue & Care” for distribution.

Second Bite generously donated fresh food supplies.

Second Bite generously donated fresh food supplies.