2016 Has been busy so far!


Welcoming in the new year has been a busy time for us here at Our Haven Wildlife Shelter.


Welcoming 3 new babies into our care.

Sarah,Cain and Robbie. All seem to be settling in well. Our Haven is now home to 15 baby joeys and its busy busy. All joeys are still being bottle fed and they certainly love their milk!

15 joeys x 4 feeds in 24 hours.

15 x 4 = 60 bottles !!!!!



Now thats a lot of bottles to make up every day.





Busy, Busy, Busy.

Our Haven has been super busy with new incoming arrivals and the night and day work that goes into running a shelter.

In care we currently have Eastern Grey Joeys , Wallaby’s And a Wombat named Wally. We are on call 24/7 for any rescue needed locally for animals such as possums, koalas and birds. Basically anything that needs our help.  We pour our heart and soul day in and day out to ensure that these amazing orphaned animals will get the care they need.


It’s absolutely amazing the reach our posts from either our Facebook page or our Instagram has gotten. Even an article in our local Newspaper regarding the new reduced speed limit into the town we are situated has been an amazing insight into the work we do here.

INSTAGRAM    https://www.instagram.com/ourhavenwildlifeshelter

THEN this morning Herald Sun posted an article about this video.  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/a-roo-whisperer-has-been-captured-feeding-joey-kangaroos-at-our-haven-wildlife-shelter-in-victoria/news-story/1005395698334fcdeee38d75e16f21cd?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=HaraldSun&utm_medium=Facebook

This is everyday, four times a day at Our Haven Wildlife Shelter. It’s incredible that these news articles and social media outlets are able to help us gain the support and interest from everybody around the world. It’s certainly been overwhelming but appreciated from all of us here.



We are totally SELF FUNDED and rely heavily on donations and fundraisers to help continue what we are able to do. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes away from the cuddles and feeding. The late nights staying up with the sick babies, the making of the 24 hour milk supply with more than 100 bottles being made, the trips to the vets, the 24/7 call-outs to anywhere that’s needed and continuous work it takes to look after 26 amazing wildlife animals. If you are interested we have a link to donate on our site which would be appreciated so much.

Those eyes are stunning


Meet Lisa

Lisa came to us as a 400gm pinky when her mother was hit and killed by a car.

Her eyes were still a way off from opening and she needed to be rubbed in a special oil moisturising cream to keep her skin supple like the natural oils of her mother’s pouch would do.

Her eyes are now open and she is over 1kg in weight and her fur has come through. She will continue to be bottle fed for 18 months.

If you can help us help Lisa and others like her please donate x


We NEED your help to keep ‘Our Haven Wildlife Shelter’ operating with the day to day supplies of milk, dry feed pellets, grass hay and medical supplies and vet bills – we also need to expand the build for the babies room plus pens, also the very important sick room with the increasing amount of small, ill and injured wildlife we are caring for and rehabilitating.

Our large parcel of bush land has been a huge success to soft release the rehabilitated kangaroos – this land requires constant maintenance with fallen down, weed control, track clearing and looking after all Wildlife that call this bush home.

If you are able to help with a donation please go to the donation page on our website here and complete the form with your details 🙂

We so appreciate any help you can give us for these amazing animals.








Friday 12/08/16 7am Spud one of our roos we raised from 1.4 kg to 21kgs not traveling good, feeding 26 roos with Theresa at 730 a man comes to the door to tell us a roo had been hit at Golden Beach while speaking phone rings, another roo down not the same place off I go first roo has a broken back large female I had to euthanize her. She had a large pouch with a leaking teat joey was missing would be about 4kg too young to be on its own, noticed tyer tracks through the grass to point of impact she was deliberately ran down. Look for joey but couldn’t find it i will have to keep coming back. Go to the next roo she had also been ran down she had a joey 5.5 kg trying to get back in her mum’s pouch I held out a pouch I had brought with me she came right up to me and jumped in my bag as if she knew I would help her I named her sandy she is very light in colour.

Saturday 13/08/16

Roo down at Longford 60klm round trip large male both legs broken I had to euthanize him.

Sunday 14/08/16

Another roo down at Longford again, again I had to euthanize broken back.

My boy Spud not standing good.

Monday 15/08/16

Quiet morning until 9am phone rings a roo down in Golden Beach I was told broken legs get my gun and bullets it was a large male broken legs I euthanized him I walk away thinking this will never stop.

Tuesday 16/0816

Roo down across the road from us this was young had lost its mother it was so thin and had pneumonia only last one night he was found to late. Call no 2 that came through at same time as the young one, this second call was from Lochsport our friend John attended this for us while Theresa myself and 2 others captured the young across the road.

Wednesday 17/08/16

Early morning Spud dies at 930 the joey from across the road dies, I now feel sick and shake every time the phone rings, I feel like giving up its all to sad, the drivers around here need to slow down and drive to the conditions, sad thing is a lot don’t care for the lives of the animals, every time I have to euthanize one I walk away with the picture of their eyes in my memory and saddens me for the whole day I tell myself I am stopping their suffering.