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Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue

Closed Cause page created in the Animals category by Sabrina Luecht for "Wildlife Rehabilitation"

  • $3,967.00 donated
  • 56 generous donors
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Rehabilitation of injured and ill native New Zealand birds for release into the wild, with a focus on threatened species.

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Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue operates a non-profit facility dedicated to the rescue and treatment of ill and injured native birds, primarily focusing on seabirds. Our mission is to rehabilitate and preserve native birdlife in the South Marlborough and North Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue is maintained voluntarily by wildlife biologist Sabrina Luecht, under a ten year Department of Conservation Wildlife Act permit and as a member of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Network of New Zealand.

Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue's main considerations are animal welfare and aiding already declining wildlife, with every bird deserving a fair chance and the best possible outcome. Injured and ill native birds are rehabilitated on a short-term basis (<1 month) until fit for release, while complex or long-term rehab cases are transferred to the nearest wildlife hospitals further afield, and patients that are unfit for release are humanely euthanised.

Due to the extensive costs involved in wildlife rehabilitation, Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue relies on the support of people like you. To date Sabrina has largely had to self-fund this work, which is a vital environmental and community service.

Ongoing funds are desperately needed to cover costs associated with treatment and rehabilitation - including medical, diet, housing and cleaning supplies.

Thank you for making a difference!

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Sabrina Luecht


Sabrina Luecht is a wildlife biologist with 13 years of experience in the conservation sector, specialising in endangered avian species. She spends a significant amount of funds and time voluntarily rehabilitating native birds. Please help cover costs to ensure that wildlife in need can be assisted on an ongoing basis.

All funds raised benefit:

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sabrina Luecht on behalf of Wildlife Rehabilitation.
“Thanks for existing!! You're doing a fabulous job. Would love the chance to visit at some point! x”
“Thanks for being there !”
“a little help to help you along :)”
“Thank you for your great work!”
“All the best!”
“Guests stayed and wanted to donate so I matched donation given”
“chirp chirp, keep up the good work!”
“Way to go Sabrina!”
“A little something from your buddy in California!”
“Didn't realise there was a permit behind it - thought you were just running around snatching up little penguins ;)”
  • $3,967.00 donated
  • 56 generous donors

$3,967 donated

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  Closed This cause page was created on 18 Dec 2016 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Dec 2018.

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