Currumbin Wildlife Hospital gets Qoin support
It may seem like a wild idea, but we are talking about a foundation that is expressly focussed on providing vital life-saving treatment to tens of thousands of animals every year.
The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation has had a firm presence onsite at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for more than 30 years and recently began accepting donations in Qoin.
“Being less than 30 per cent government funded, we largely rely on public donations. Our goal this year is to raise $1.5 million to fund the hospital,” Dr Michael Pyne, Senior Vet Currumbin Wildlife Hospital told us.
“We’ve partnered with Qoin to assist us in raising these vital funds.”
The hospital provides all diagnosis and treatment services on-site, including X-rays, blood work, ultrasounds, other diagnostic tests, and of course, surgery as required.
Native wildlife can be dropped off to the facility seven days a week to the hospital by the public or the collaborative network of 200 wildlife carers.
“In 2020, we saw just under 14,000 wildlife patients from 274 different species, making us one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world,” Dr Pyne adds.
“One-hundred percent of funds raised by the foundation goes directly to care for wildlife that come through the front doors and are returned to the wild.”
The hospital also has two working ambulances and one full-time responder and vehicle.
“Just like an emergency room for people, wildlife come to us after a traumatic experience has happened. Our goal is to treat them as quickly as possible, stabilise them, rehabilitate them and return them to the wild,” notes Dr Pyne.
“The work our team does here is extraordinary. They’ll do anything within their power to save animals from as small as five grams to as large as 100 kilograms.”
In addition to accepting digital currency for donations, the foundation is also offering behind-the-scenes tours, payable on Qoin.
“Our behind-the-scenes tours cost $500 for four guests and include tickets to the sanctuary for the day and a one-hour escorted tour of the hospital with a medical staff member … it’s truly a money-can’t-buy experience.”
Since becoming a Qoin merchant the foundation has praised its success.
“We’ve always considered ourselves the community’s hospital. Through Qoin, the community can support the work that we do and it’s kudos to Qoin that their business community is getting behind us.”
To learn more about the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.