Owen's Australian Creature Rescue

Update on clay koalas - please read before you donate!!  As this campaign continues to soar beyond what we ever thought possible, we unfortunately need to limit the number of clay koalas we commit to making and sending.  As such, we will not be able to say “thank you” with a koala for donations received after 11:59 pm PST, Sunday, January 19th.  With this said, all donations are still greatly appreciated! 

Thank you ALL for helping a little boy do a BIG thing - Owen wishes he could send a clay koala to everyone in the world! We are so proud of this little boy and his kind heart. 

You can contact us directly at [email redacted].

Like so many of us, Owen was devastated when he heard of the Australian bushfires, so we wanted to provide an outlet for him to feel like he could do something to help. He’s a huge animal lover and has been making clay characters for a while, so together we thought up the clay koala and offered it to friends and family as a “thank you” for donations for bushfire-affected animals. When he reached his initial goal of $1000 and started getting attention from local newspapers, we set an ambitious new goal of $5000 and initiated this gofundme campaign.  Never in a million years did we expect to be so successful or meet and hear from so many amazing people - you’re the world’s best!

If you made a donation of $50 or more before 11:59 pm PST, January 19th, please be sure to send your mailing address using the form here: https://forms.gle/VGFoya8RzKpq3b4p9

Donations will be going to Wildlife Rescue South Coast Inc who are currently building aviaries, boxes, and enclosures for displaced animals and helping individuals set up feeding stations on their properties, so animals whose homes and food sources have been destroyed have somewhere to go.

More information about Wildlife Rescue South Coast Incorporated: Wildlife Rescue South Coast Incorporated is a volunteer organisation which rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured, sick or orphaned native animals. we operate in the south of NSW. We are very proud of our excellent facilities for flying foxes and raptors (birds of prey), along with our specialists in possums & gliders, macropods, birds, wombats, reptiles, etc. All of our rescuers are unpaid volunteers.


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Simon and Caitlin Colley 
Wildlife Rescue South Coast Incorporated 
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