Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Volunteer rehabilitators operate a 24 hour rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Koalas are cared for in home care or at the Koala Care Centre on Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW.
All donations to Friends of the Koala Inc. go directly towards the cost of koala rehabilitation. FOK has a strong policy of supporting its carers by providing medications and supplements at no cost.
It can cost over $20 a week to provide the food alone that a sick koala needs.
Medications and supplements can be a further $20 a week for a koala requiring a standard chlamydial treatment. If there are any complications or specialised veterinary care is necessary then the costs increase rapidly.
To raise a young orphan koala costs several hundred dollars in specalised milk formulas as koala joeys are in care for many many months.
Building a suitable enclosure for housing koalas costs a minimum of $1 000 for materials alone.
BUT ANY DONATION OF ANY $ AMOUNT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.