The Australian Firefighters Calendar is back! We previously featured photos from the “classic” and “summer” editions, as well as pics from the “dogs” and “cats” editions, and today we are posting photos from the “horse” and “mixed animal” editions!
The support from the Australian Firefighters Calendar to the US is born from a gesture of goodwill between 2 countries. The overwhelming support from the American people will never be forgotten by Australia when we suffered through the worst bushfires in recent memory. The money that was raised by our US fans went to support native Australian animals that were severely injured. One of the incredible local-based charities supported by the calendar donation was the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital.
From humble beginnings 2 years ago, a handful of passionate veterinary surgeons and nurses came together to establish the Hospital. Through the determination of the local community in Byron Bay they were able to raise enough money to build Australia’s first mobile wildlife hospital.
“The support the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital received from the US was phenomenal and it continues to this day. The funds have enabled us to start building another mobile hospital to support our wildlife in the event of further wildfires.”Stephen Van Mil – CEO – The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
“When the bushfires occurred earlier this year, I had a nine-week-old baby at home and felt helpless for all the wildlife that were affected. When this position popped up on my computer, I applied straight away as I felt I could really try and make a difference.”Dr. Bree Talbot – Wildlife Veterinarian – Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital.
The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is one of the many important native hospitals that the calendar will support again this year.