The View Grill Hosts Fundraiser for Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital
Chef Jeanine and the View Grill will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the View Grill located at 111 Lattingtown Road in Glen Cove beginning at 7:00pm
Your donation of $50.00 will include a buffet dinner with cash bar, DJ and dancing to your favorite music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and most of all a fun evening with friends while doing a great deed.
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital is located on the property of the Australia Zoo. The zoo was founded by the late Steve Irwin and his wife Terri in 2002. Its mission is to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Over the last couple of months, the hospital has been overcome with patients due to the wild bush fires ravaging Australia. According to ecologists at the University of Sydney more than a billion animals have perished. For injured animals the hospital is working around the clock to give Australia's animals the best chance of survival. " It is heartbreaking to read about the wildfires day after day and its devastating impact on Australia's wildlife, I feel the need to be proactive and by hosting a fundraiser I know it will give me and others the opportunity to help," said Chef Jeanine.
To make reservations or if you have any questions please call 516-200-9603.
According to the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital Bushfire Appeal
The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital takes in animals from all over Australia. Most of the patients we have seen affected by the fires are grey-headed flying foxes, a species vulnerable to extinction. We are so thankful to you, our Wildlife Warriors, for all of your incredible support! Thanks to all of your generosity, we are expanding our plans to expand the hospital to cope with the influx of patients we’re experiencing. The hospital recently treated its 90,000th patient, something Steve would have been extremely proud of. To cope with so many animals being admitted to the hospital, in 2019 we opened a sea turtle rehabilitation centre, sea snake ward and are about to complete a new bird recovery area, but it’s still not enough to keep up with wildlife affected by human impact, drought and wildfires. Their goal is to reach $2 million. They are currently at $1.4 million.
1. Purchasing and regenerating crucial habitat for species affected by human impact, drought and wildfires.
2. Planning a ward for flying foxes at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Flying fox (or fruit bat) admissions have skyrocketed this fire season and the ward will allow us to care for more while they undergo treatment.
3. Designing a crèche for orphaned flying foxes, where they will learn how to be wild again before being released with a wild colony.
4. Sending medical supplies to wildlife rescuers and carers on the frontline of the fire-affected areas.
5. Putting together bat carer packs to be sent home with wildlife carers. These include bottles, milk formula and bat wraps.
6. Purchasing commercial food preparation equipment for wildlife care groups to cater for a huge number of patients.
7. Constructing a climate-controlled intensive care ward for our ever-growing number of koala patients.