Sponsor A Joey

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Wild 2 Free was founded to help fund the costs associated with running a release site for kangaroos, and provide care to other animals in need. Our co-founder Rae, is also an authorised wildlife carer with Wildlife Rescue South Coast, so we additionally raise funds to pay for joeys she cares for.

You can sponsor a joey and help pay for their milk, supplementary feed, bedding and medical needs. Most joeys are in care for around 8-10 months before soft-releasing onto the land here. As a release site, many of them remain on the property, choosing to live here permanently, so you may continue seeing them via our social media for years to come.

You will receive a sponsorship certificate and a bi-monthly email update with photos. If you’re on Facebook, you also gain access to our other private Wild2Free page, where we are working towards an album set up for each and every kangaroo at W2F, enabling you even more access and updates on your favourite personalities.

If you would prefer to make a one-off payment of $200 as a sponsorship for yourself or as a gift, please contact us directly.

Every sponsor is personally acknowledged on the ‘Friends’ page of this website. Please note: due to the cost of raising joeys (around $2,000), sponsorships are non-exclusive. Due to time constraints running the program, not all joeys in care are offered for sponsorship.


Car Accident Orphan

On a very cold and rainy night at Maloneys Beach, Casey’s mother was killed by a car. Casey was found much later, out of the pouch. She was very cold and dehydrated. She had a dislocated tail and a cut ear. She’s been through a lot of trauma and was rescued just in time. Casey means BRAVE in Gaelic and is also a nod to our wonderful vet Sean at Casey’s Beach Vet Clinic, who is helping Casey with her injuries.


Found Alone

Dulumunmun or ‘Dulu’ for short, was named by Uncle Max Dulumunmum Harrison, a Yuin senior Aboriginal elder, when he visited W2F in early August. Dulu had recently arrived after being rescued in the Mogo State Forest. We believe a dog frightened his mother off at the same time that Dulu was out of the pouch for a brief period. Thankfully he was rescued and arrived here half an hour later. Dulu is energetic, inquisitive and loves learning to hop.


Car Accident Orphan

Elvie lost her mother to a car accident at Mossy Point, which is the same place our Duncan comes from originally. Rescued in mid-July as a just velveting 1.4kg joey, she was in care with Nalda from WIRES until mid-September prior to transferring to Wildlife Rescue South Coast to be released here at W2F. Back then she was called Poppy, but due to already having a Poppy here, we’ve called her Elvie, due to her long and slender elf-like ears.


Car Accident Orphan

Hakea lost his mother in early August due to a car accident. He began teething days after arrival and has been through some illness, so he’s a late developer. Hakea is only now starting to get out of his pouch for brief moments, but we’re sure he’ll catch up to his buddy Dulu soon enough. Hakea is reserved, but also a bottle pig who loves his snacks and sucking his dummy


Car Accident Orphan

Lavender lost her mother in a car accident near Nowra in June 2021 when she was  6 1/2 months old. She was in care with a nice lady called Pam with Wildlife Rescue South Coast, and spent the first few months after rescue with her buddy Jack. Both were transferred to W2F at the beginning of October 2020. Lavender was quite ill when little and had trouble gaining weight. As a result of that, she weighted just half what she should have. She is a month older than most the joeys here, but weighs much less. Don’t worry though, she’s making up for it now. Our little Pocket Rocket never stops eating!


Injuries orphan

Renes mother was sadly euthanised when found at South Durras with a compound fracture and cataracts. She was already 4 1/2 kilos and 10-months old when she arrived into care, and was consequently quite wild. Renes is co-parented by humans who give her shelter, bottles and a pouch for naps and by ‘Aunt Lily’, whom she spends the majority of her time with. Aunt Lily has virtually adopted her as her own joey, but drops her back to the house area religiously every morning, at dusk and often she’s around for the night feed as well. Renes is a very lucky girl, experiencing the best of both worlds in her forever home.

The Mob

Sponsor the Mob!

Once they’re ready to go out into the big wide world, many continue returning at dusk for food, shelter and water for quite some time – most of the females never leave. Whether you wish to help pay for their feed, shelter and medication, you want an overview on all your favourites, or you’ve sponsored a joey in the past and wish to be kept up-to-date on their progress after release, this is where to do it. We’ll send an email bi-monthly, updating you on the mob and their welfare.


Sponsor Us!

There are many running costs not directly related to feeding or housing animals. Sponsor us and we’ll add your business logo or personal name to our website. You’ll receive a sponsorship certificate and a bi-monthly update from The Mob and/or joey updates if you prefer it.