7 November, 2023

Help for wildlife group

WILDLIFE Habitat’s Tropical Animal Rehabilitation Centre (TARC) is embarking on a new era of wildlife care, thanks to a generous grant from the Salsa Sorensen Association.

CaPTA Group wildlife manager Rabecca Lynch with an owl. Picture: Supplied
CaPTA Group wildlife manager Rabecca Lynch with an owl. Picture: Supplied

The grant has enabled TARC to acquire a veterinary microscope with camera and a laptop, empowering the team to enhance rehabilitation efforts.

 Established in 2014, in conjunction with the Port Douglas local Salsa Bar and Grill, and the Salsa Sorensen Association, the association’s president Jenni Sorensen organises the annual Salsa Sorensen Charity Golf Day.

The heart-warming event commemorates the late local legend, Brian Sorensen, and offers local groups and charities in the Douglas Shire the opportunity to secure grants ranging from $500 to $3000.

This year, the spotlight shines brightly on a number of local clubs, groups and non-profit organisations including TARC, who successfully applied for a grant to purchase the much needed veterinary equipment.

Association committee member Jess Uhlig said they were delighted to support TARC in their vital work of rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife back into the wild.

“This cutting-edge equipment will help them to provide the best possible care for their patients, and we are confident that it will make a real difference in the lives of many animals,” she said.

CaPTA Group wildlife manager Rabecca Lynch said such equipment was very important to determine many issues with wildlife, including parasite overload.

“This equipment will significantly improve our ability to assess samples to diagnose and treat animals swiftly, reducing the parasite load in the natural environment upon their release and minimising the impact on local species populations,” she said. 


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