Friday, 22 December 2017

HBF Volunteer Day at Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary

By Chris R.

On the 13th of December we were joined by an amazing group of corporate volunteers from HBF. Their assistance helped prepare the Sanctuary for the summer months, with the group undertaking some essential bush fire mitigation work and water pipe installations.  

Despite the heat, the team worked very hard and moved many loads of fuel away from enclosures and cages. Lunch was a well-earned cruelty free sausage sizzle and then the group had the opportunity to meet the Sanctuary Residents, who were appreciative of the efforts of team HBF. Thank you!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Craft at Possum Valley

Last week we enjoyed an afternoon of Christmas crafting at Possum Valley. We sourced a variety of lovely materials from and made cards and festive wrap. 

Chris created cards featuring the animals of PVAS. We also used acrylic stamps and delicate handmade papers to make more traditional cards. 

A very Merry Christmas to all of our blog readers!

‘Goodnight Possum Valley’ Book Launch

On 2nd December 2017 Possum Valley launched its first publication, a children’s book named ‘Good Night Possum Valley’. Designed as a bedtime story for youngsters learning about animals (and for adults who just love animals) all funds raised from the sale of books goes directly to caring for the animals of PVAS. 

At the event, families enjoyed tasting cruelty free food and playing with some of the Possum Valley residents. There was face painting, colour-ins and story time. Our wonderful volunteer Maggie Possum read the book several times to eager listeners. 

A big thank you to everyone who came to the launch of 'Goodnight Possum Valley' and we hope you had as much fun as we did! Thanks also to our amazing volunteers who helped with baking, set up and coordination - you are all fabulous! If you missed visiting us at the launch but would like to order your copy, please email .

Possum Valley Volunteer Christmas Sundowner 2017

By Chris R.

On Saturday the 9th of December we held our Sanctuary Volunteer Christmas Sundowner. The event celebrates the special work done by our amazing volunteers at the Sanctuary. Our animals receive the best care possible from these dedicated and hard working individuals.

Despite a rainy start to the day, we ended with a lovely tropical night at the Sanctuary. The volunteers enjoyed cruelty free food, spent time with the animals and relaxed for the evening.


A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who help us help the animals!