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Published March 16th 2017
SA animal rescues
I have had the privilege a few times to do some photography at Minton Farm with Bev Langley. Bev and her volunteers do such an amazing job. They mainly survive on local monetary donations, fundraising events and locals donating items like apples, pears, bananas, grapes, rock melons, watermelons, honey dew, avocados, lettuce, silver beet, spinach, nuts, corn, carrots, cucumber. Also muesli and rolled oats, Weetbix, sunflower seed, budgie seed, small parrot mix, roses - unsprayed. Every little bit helps. The animals they have are varied and totally amazing.
He puts on quite the show. Photos by Jane McKinnon
Last November, Adelaide artists came together to donate their work and time for the "Untamed" Art Exhibition at Cold Krush on Unley Road. It was an amazing event and raised much need money. To see such artwork in one place was wonderful. Graffiti artists, painters, photographers, stencil art and more.
At the moment, you can help Minton Farm by logging into mygivingcircle and nominate Minton Farm. The more people who choose them the more chances they get to win some money. You can check out the Minton Farm Animal Rescue website and find out others way to donate. One of the little success stories is of Buffy. He was found in a puddle of water weighing only 600 grams, now over 3 kilos he is nearly ready to move in at Cleland. He is such a charming koala. And has a huge following.
Last year they had a fundraising dinner. Bev has been running the farm and doing this for our community and our wildlife since 1992. She has won many awards for her effort and is a bit of a regular on "Totally Wild" on TV.
One thing our family has learnt since I've been seeing and photographing Bev and her animals is, when you on a road trip do stop and check the pouches of animals, you may just be saving a baby kangaroo or koala.
It's a wonderful drive up there to spend time with Bev and her merry gang of volunteers. Through the hills to their front gate at Cherry Gardens. If you are lucky, you can buy fresh eggs there when you leave your donation.
This owl is another success story released back into the woods where he was found. Not all can be released. The non-native birds that are given to Bev she keeps and looks after. Some animals sadly don't make it. No matter how many times they get up during the night to feed and check them, it can be sad. But before you know it someone else is ringing the bell with another injured animal, and off they go into gear trying to save it.
You are welcome to drop by and leave any donations in the cages at the front of the farm. They aren't allowed visitors unless you do have donations or bringing injured animals, or are an authorised volunteer with them. It is a hospital for sick and injured animals, so it must stay calm and quiet for their recovery.