I am so excited that I could help with this. We spoke to Janet a little while ago, she said that she was on the lookout for scales to help her weigh koalas accurately. This year I donated $500 to Janet- she was going to put this money towards scales- if she could work out a deal with one of her local vets to reduce a recent LARGE bill from them for treating Koalas.
Good news- she found some cheap scales!
Bad news (or so she thought) - they were in Blackburn
Good news- that's like 30 minutes from where we live
We offered to pick up the scales for her AND Pay for them! I was so happy that my fundraising money could pay for these for Janet. She was lost for words and didn't know what to say- tears even.
We are holding onto them until we can meet up with Janet hopefully at Werribee zoo when she makes one of the MANY trips to the zoo from Macarthur each month. It is a 3hr+ drive for Janet to get to Werribee Zoo yet she drives there for the specialised care they give koalas that she finds.
The small scales weigh up to 15kg. The large scales weigh up to 100kg. No, you don't get koalas much bigger than 20kg but you do get them over 15kg (plus the basket they are weighed in).
These scales are perfect as they have enough room for a washing basket (which Janet puts the koalas in to weigh them). They will be great in her new treatment room that she is building.
I am really, really happy that I have been able to help Janet with a purchase as important as this.
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!