Who is Native ARC?
The name of the Association is Native ARC Incorporated and refers to the Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre which was formed out of concern for the rescue, treatment and care of injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife.
The ARC is a not for profit organisation. An Executive Committee oversees the control and management of the affairs and finances of the ARC. Volunteers carry out the work of the ARC and operate two shifts seven days a week.
Where is Native Arc located?
The ARC is located at 60 Hope Road Bibra Lake and operates from a building leased from the City of Cockburn. Native ARC also undertakes an educative role with the community and schools and has linkages with other wildlife organisations.
Who does Native Arc work with?
Native ARC has also developed a partnership with Murdoch University Veterinary Clinic taking referrals from the clinic as well as utilising the expert services of the vets in the treatment of injured native wildlife. The ARC works closely with vet students from the University to educate them in the handling, treatment, care and dietary requirements of injured/orphaned native wildlife and in turn to learn about treatment and management practices.
In addition to Murdoch Veterinary Clinic the ARC has numerous community and education partnerships including the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), veterinary clinics, the R.S.P.C.A and local councils.
How many injured animals does Native Arc help?
Annually, Native ARC cares for as many as 1,500, injured animals on a small budget and with a group of dedicated volunteers. The centre operates seven days a week with morning and afternoon shifts. The ARC is one of a number of rehabilitation centres state-wide and the only facility in the south metropolitan region. The ARC specialises in native sea and water birds, brought in from all over the state and also participates in the rescue of animals in distress.
How does Native Arc operate as a non profit organisation?
Native ARC depends on donations from the public and grants from private and public organisations to run its organisation. Native ARC has many contacts with other native wildlife organisations, local veterinary clinics, Murdoch University Veterinary Clinic, the City of Cockburn Rangers, DEC, educational facilities, and international student organisations where overseas students are placed for a designated time. In addition Native ARC collaborates with the other precinct partners (Wetlands Education Centre, 1st Bibra Lake Scouts and the Indigenous groups local to the area) on specific educational initiatives.
Who supports Native Arc?
We would like to acknowledge our supporters. Their support has helped Native ARC in its ongoing mission.
- The City of Cockburn
- Riseley Veterinary Centre
- Millennium Kids Inc.
- Soroptimist International of Perth
- BP Refinery
- Specialty Feeds
- Bell Vista Fruit and Vegetable Co.
- Brand Success
- Woolworths (Cockburn Gateways)