14 May 2024

Dunedin Wildlife Hospital in need of more funding

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 14 May 2024

Dunedin Wildlife Hospital has treated more than 3500 patients since it was established in 2018 including hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins, kakapo and northern royal albatross. The hospital gets council funding but also relies on donations to operate. Last week hospital manager Jordana Whyte spoke on behalf of the hospital trust at the Dunedin City Council annual plan hearings, asking for $75,000 in bridging funding. Jordana talks to Jesse about the hospital, its history, and the notable critters they've treated over the years.

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