Birds receive good care
I HAVE been a volunteer at Flying High Bird Sanctuary for five years. During this time I have seen the dedication and passion David and Anne (Tocknell) have for the birds and animals at the Sanctuary. They rely heavily on volunteers to help with the daily running and maintenance of the facility. The birds are never neglected, and are fed on a daily basis. David and Anne, who are both in their 70s, do an amazing job considering they are both suffering ill health. In recent times, David has had a number of serious operations, with Anne being called to Brisbane not knowing whether he would live or die. During this time, all animals have been thoroughly cared for by the volunteers, maintaining the daily ritual of feeding, scrubbing food and water containers, cleaning tables, washing dishes, sweeping, running the shop and keeping the sanctuary open to the public. The lawns were at one time, during David’s illness, a little overgrown and unfortunately the mower had broken down. The vermin can be a problem, but David and Anne spend at least $1000 a year to help eliminate the problem. The sanctuary has a visitors’ book that is filled in daily, with 99% of the comments left very positive. In closing, I am an animal lover and can assure you that everything possible is being done by David and Anne to care for the birds and animals. I would not be there if I thought they were being neglected.