SPONSOR A JOEY
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 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 this program, not all joeys in care become available for sponsorship.
Car Accident Orphan
Car accident orphan London arrived directly from Batemans Bay in early March. She was already 3.2kg, at a stage when she was beginning to spend more time out of her mother’s pouch and certainly old enough to have experienced and remembered the trauma. Despite this, she arrived with no injuries and settled into care in a matter of days. London is super confident, and enjoys bossing Obi around.
Car Accident Orphan
Sweet, sensitive Obi was a mere 391g when he lost his mother. His ears were down, his eyes closed, still latched onto her teat. When they come in at such a small size, discussions ensue amongst wildlife carers as to whether the joey is old enough to develop properly without their mother. Lucky Obi was with a very dedicated carer and is now here at W2F to serve out the rest of his time in care prior to release. He’s a very local boy from Buckenbowra in the Mogo State Forest.
The technical term is ‘abandoned’, but we prefer ‘found alone’, because no mother wishes to lose her joey, circumstances dictate it sometimes. Sage is a VERY special 1.1kg little girl, who was rescued on the deck of Rae’s house at Wild2Free in early April. Her mother Lily (herself a former orphan here), had endured 4 long weeks of being hassled by males for mating and was exhausted, unable to care for Sage any longer. We like to believe Lily deliberately dropped her there, knowing we could care for her. We’re hoping for a reunite one day, but for now, Sage is officially an ‘orphaned’ joey in care.
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.
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.