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Help To Make Wildlife Safe

Animalia is forever busy with a constant stream of wildlife needing help and support. Animalia is run by volunteers completely as a not for profit organisation and as such must undertake huge amounts of fundraising to ensure all formulas, medications, medical tests and life saving procedures can be provided when needed adding to the huge financial commitment already undertaken. We desperately need funds of $20,000 per year to ease the financial burden & ensure our vital service continues as we rarely see grants or funding.

Please help to secure a safe future for Australia’s wildlife.



Animalia is a not for profit organisation which relies on donations from the public to continue this important work in the rescue,care and rehabilitation of our native wildlife

Animalia Wildlife Shelter provides a temporary home/hospital for our precious Australian wildlife that are sick, injured, orphaned or displaced, Expert care is given to a myriad of animals such as Koalas, wallabies, wombats, Bandicoots, Possums, Bats, Penguins, Gannets & Pelicans ensuring all animals are returned to the wild once they have fully recovered.

Animalia is situated close to the CBD of Frankston, on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. We cover the area known as the Sandbelt region -Brighton-Portsea-Pakenham.  

Animalia wildlife shelter is the area’s longest running wildlife shelter operated by Michelle and John Thomas along with a dedicated team of around 43 volunteers and committee. Animalia has the support and skill of some amazing veterinarians and nurses ensuring all animals have the best chance of total recovery. Michelle’s vast knowledge has lead to training & mentoring wildlife carers, rescuers, hotline operators and advising vets, Michelle has also been utilised as triage nurse, team leader and response manager for large scale disasters. Animalia runs a 24hr wildlife hotline which takes in excess of 3200 calls per year answering calls, arranging rescues or sometimes just advice.

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