Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - David and Anne Tock­nell

WE AT Fly­ing High Bird Sanc­tu­ary were dis­ap­pointed to read the ar­ti­cle in last week’s pa­per with for­mer vol­un­teers ques­tion­ing the care and health of our birds.

We are ded­i­cated to main­tain­ing and pro­vid­ing the best care pos­si­ble to our birds and an­i­mals here at Fly­ing High Bird Sanc­tu­ary.

Our an­i­mals are our num­ber one pri­or­ity above all else.

It’s un­fair that one ill-in­formed voice has made so much noise while the rest of our amaz­ing vol­un­teers go un­heard.

We have had an in­cred­i­ble ar­ray of vol­un­teers here at the sanc­tu­ary from all over the world.

Many have stayed on much longer than their orig­i­nal plans be­cause they love it here.

We have had vets, vet nurses, zo­ol­o­gists and peo­ple from all walks of life vol­un­teer here.

We have our gor­geous Jess Ir­win who has vol­un­teered here for more than five years.

Jess is a lo­cal girl who works like a tro­jan and is a valu­able mem­ber of our team.

How­ever, not every­body is suited to car­ing for our birds.

One such per­son re­cently re­ported his con­cerns to Biose­cu­rity Queens­land.

Biose­cu­rity were at the sanc­tu­ary the next day for a sur­prise in­spec­tion.

We wel­come this im­par­tial in­spec­tion and are pleased to be re­as­sured we are on the cor­rect path in the care of our an­i­mals.

We work closely with the lo­cal vets here in Childers as well as li­ais­ing with other zoos and re­spected an­i­mal car­ers such as The Twin­nies.

We con­stantly strive to give the best care pos­si­ble to our an­i­mals.

We at­tend as many seminars as pos­si­ble to in­crease our knowl­edge base and to keep up with the lat­est in­for­ma­tion.

The past 12 months have been par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult due to David’s health bat­tles.

David has had nu­mer­ous hos­pi­tal ad­mis­sions in this time and we would like to thank both the Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal and the Royal Bris­bane Hos­pi­tal for sav­ing his life on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions.

We are re­as­sured by our lovely guests who have filled our guest books with lovely mes­sages. We are re­as­sured by our amaz­ing vol­un­teers.

We en­cour­age lo­cals to come to visit us. Come and check out our amaz­ing birds and an­i­mals. We know you will have a lovely day.

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