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Enjoy comedy and help the Koala and Wildlife Hospital
Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital is a not-for-profit organisation providing free emergency vet services to injured native wildlife at its hospital in Plympton.
The hospital takes in injured or orphaned native animals and birds, provides treatment for their injuries, and works to rehabilitate them ready for release back into the wild. The Koala and Wildlife Hospital relies solely on charity from sponsors and the general public in Adelaide to help our wildlife survive. They receive no support from local or state government.
Major disasters such as the Sampson Flat bushfires cause many injuries to animals, and the hospital treated ten koalas with injuries resulting from the fire. Unfortunately not all survived, but seven are continuing to receive treatment and will eventually be released.
Koala Kapers Raises Funds to Help All Native Animals
Dogs are also a significant cause of injury to native wildlife. Unfortunately as housing continues to encroach on native bushland, more native birds and animals are at risk. Koalas and possums wandering the suburbs at night are particularly at risk, while cars also cause injury to many animals on the road.
The hospital has even treated turtles suffering from shell rot. Sometimes a result of other injuries, the treatment can be quite prolonged, but it is rewarding to see the little fellas being released back into the wild.
Giving injured native animals and birds treatment is not cheap - especially with the increased demand after the Sampson Flat bushfires. The hospital has a number of vets and support staff who are assisted by unpaid volunteers. The cost of medical equipment, medicines, and accommodation are all a heavy drain on finances, and the Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital holds occasional fundraising events to raise money to continue their valuable work.
Koala Kapers - A Cheesy Comedy is the latest event to help this non profit hospital. Held on Saturday May 2 at the Serbian Hall in Hindmarsh, this fun event features three of Adelaide's best award winning comedians. Jason Chong, Fabien Clark (Australian comedian of the year) and Mike Klimczak will all come together to entertain you in a hilarious night of comedy.
Guests can enjoy tasting selected premium Parri Estate wines and Fleurieu Peninsua cheeses. Full bar facilities will be on offer, and a supper is included in the price with two savoury platters per table.
Don't miss the silent auction with an awesome range of goodies including a set of Jamie Oliver appliances, George Foreman grill, coffee making machine, original paintings, Coopers products, signed shirts from Clipsal 500 Ford and Holden drivers, and much more!
The aim of this fundraising night is to raise funds buy more medical equipment including an ultrasound machine for the Koala and Wildlife Hospital surgery in Adelaide. Will you help us?
You can find out more about Koala Kapers on the Facebook event page, and the Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital Facebook page. For the full story about the Koala and Wildlife Hospital and other ways to help this worthwhile charity, see their web page.
Tickets for Koala Kapers are available now on Eventbrite and cost $25 (balcony seating) or $35 general admission). Book early to help these amazing people help our native wildlife in Adelaide!