Another good news story about Tulgeen and work placement.

Tulgeen Client, Krystal is enjoying her work placement at Platypus Pet Shop in Pambula. When Pet Shop owners Daryl and Donna brought in their pet Bearded Dragon, Krystal and support worker Chris B were both quite taken with the creature.

In her work placement Krystal has many responsibilities and works independently.  Some of Krystal’s tasks include weighing and bagging pet food, such as bird seed, rabbit and guinea pig food.

It’s easy to tell from Krystal’s big smile that she very much enjoys her work at the Platypus Pet Shop.

Krystal and her family have also recently rescued a lamb from a neighbour’s farm.  Sadly, “Lucky” the lamb’s mother and sibling passed away, so Krystal is on bottle feeding duty while the lamb is in their care.

Footy Colours Day at Tulgeen

We had a marvellous day on Friday for ‘Footy Colours Day

Tulgeen staff and clients wore their favourite team’s colours and shared a footy-style lunch of a sausage sizzle and meat pies. We had a happy and fun day AND raised much needed funds for cancer research.

On this day, we especially remembered a dear friend Danny who we lost a year ago. We think he would have approved of the celebration!

WIRES and Tulgeen

Tulgeen Client, Ryan is working towards completing his TAFE Certificate II in Animal Studies, and recently completed the Rescue and Immediate Care Course with WIRES.

On Saturday, the WIRES call went out to the volunteers – “Immediate Rescue is needed for Satin Bowerbird at Wallaga Lake (hit wall, concussed, beak injury)”.  Ryan was contacted, and he and his brother Lachlan, drove out to the site.

Relying on Ryan’s recently learned skills, the pair rescued the bird, and safely delivered it to the Grand Hotel in Bega, where WIRES members were holding their AGM. The little bird was contained in a towel-covered rescue basket under the pool table, and the bird was kept quiet and warm during the meeting before being taken to a member’s house for further care.

Congratulations, Ryan for successfully carrying out your first WIRES rescue!