During birthing season (October-December), Bat Rescue members rear many flying-fox babies which have been orphaned. It costs our volunteer carers more than $100 for each baby for milk formula and food until release (around March/April).
Adopting an orphan assists us to cover costs. In return you will receive a personal baby profile, a mid-season progress update - and a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting a worthy cause!
Bat Rescue Inc. is a self-funded volunteer organisation whose members are permitted under Queensland's Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Established on the Sunshine Coast in 2002, Bat Rescue Inc. was South-East Queensland's only bat-specific care group. The aims of the organisation are:
Bat Rescue Inc. volunteers meet all costs including transportation, food and medications out of their own pockets. The rescue service is provided free of charge as part of our contribution to our local community and at the same time provides us with an opportunity to educate the public about the ecological importance of these unique creatures.
Please take a moment to look through this website. And, if you're in the Sunshine Coast area, think about joining Bat Rescue and giving support in whatever way you can. You'll find more details here.