Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

$150,000 Gift to Help Hospital Find Miracles

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

$150,000 Gift to Help Hospital Find Miracles

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Byline: Nikkii Joyce Nikkii.Joyce@scnews.com.au

IT WAS a callout not entirely different to the 19 others a Sunshine Coast animal rescue unit attended yesterday.

But the unnecessary death of this adult female eastern grey would bring home the reality of the need for more gifts like the $150,000 Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital donation unveiled yesterday.

Sunshine Coast Council will donate $50,000 a year for the next three years to the hospital from a community grants program that was recently extended.

Councillor Anna Grosskreutz was on a tour of the hospital yesterday when an endangered hawkesbill turtle was brought in needing attention.

Cr Grosskreutz, whose heart she said had broken several times over perished pets, conceded that council-approved developments possibly contributed to hospital patients due to some habitat loss

But she said yesterday's announcement and the council's ongoing purchases of land parcels purely for habitat protection was a sign of a commitment to conserving the region's biodiversity. …

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