We relieve the suffering of orphaned, sick and injured native animals through effective rescue and rehabilitation, and support research that will benefit them in the longer term. We will advocate on their behalf and create awareness amongst South Australians of their beauty and value to ensure they are here for generations to come. Our volunteers fulfil many varied roles, which collectively, and in collaboration with other organisations, contributes to the short and long-term welfare of our native wildlife and the conservation of their habitat in South Australia.
Spring is upon us and the possum joeys have already started to come in. Our wildlife rescuers and carers give these joeys a second chance at life in the wild.
Our volunteers provide a valuable community service by collecting animals from vets and members of the public, and rescuing animals who have been injured, orphaned or appear unwell. They give their the time to have them vet-checked, rehabilitate and release where possible which can be months for individual animals.
Please support them by purchasing a box of possum milk formula for $20.
With the ongoing loss of habitat due to tree clearing/pruning, bigger houses on smaller blocks, new housing developments and a preference for tidy gardens, our wildlife find it difficult to have somewhere to sleep at night. This puts them at greater danger of predators and provides no protection from our extreme weather.
You can help by putting up boxes in your backyard and support SOWFI volunteers at the same time. Every box you buy also covers the cost of a box for a creche of orphaned joeys raised by our volunteers.