Busselton's FAWNA turns 30

Duck on down to the show: Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid Inc's vice president Beverley Sykes with a few of the Maned Ducklings that will be on show at the FAWNA animal nursery at this year’s Busselton Agricultural Show.
Duck on down to the show: Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid Inc's vice president Beverley Sykes with a few of the Maned Ducklings that will be on show at the FAWNA animal nursery at this year’s Busselton Agricultural Show.

LOCAL not-for-profit organisation Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid Inc. will celebrate its 30th birthday at this year’s Busselton Agricultural Show and everyone’s invited.

FAWNA is a volunteer-run wildlife rehabilitation organisation based in the South West that provides care to sick or injured animals.

This year will mark the 29th year of the FAWNA animal nursery at the show where domestic animals and native animals that are in care will be displayed.

FAWNA’s vice president Beverley Sykes said the nursery provided an opportunity for the community to learn about the native animals around them.

“Come on down, have some fun and add a bit of colour to your life,” she said.

“The smiles that these animals put on people’s faces as they walk through the gate, that’s what it’s all about.”

The 154th Busselton Agricultural Show will be held on Friday October 31 and Saturday November 1 at Churchill Park in Busselton.

The animal nursery will be on show on Saturday November 1.

If you would like to help out on the day contact Beverley on 9754 1906 or email beverleysykes@bigpond.com

If you come across a sick, injured or orphaned animal ring the FAWNA Emergency Response line on 0438 526 660 or the DPAW Helpline on 9474 9055 which are both are manned 24/7.

For more information or to donate to the organisation visit www.fawna.com.au