Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PVAS

 ... and a Merry Christmas from Baby Jenny, Delia and Lucille (pictured) on one of our handmade cards.

The 2022 PVAS Calendar is available to order NOW!

 A beautiful gift or for your own home or office, the PVAS calendar features the gorgeous residents of Possum Valley in full colour every month of the year! Visit PVAS on Facebook or email rescue@nhfrfa.com to secure yours now.

PVAS Christmas Bake Sale 2021

On the 18th of December we held a fundraising bake sale. We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the sale. We raised $708.00 which will go towards caring for the over 200 animals and birds in our care. 

Stockings hand crafted for sale by Stacey

 Thank you for helping Possum Valley continue our work in 2022! 



Carols in the Valley 2021


A big thank you to everyone who supported ‘Carols in the Valley’! It was a beautiful night in the Valley, with attendees enjoying the incredible voice of Jane Hebiton as the sun set over the Sanctuary.


Everyone loved joining Santa to meet his two deer Elen and Freya, and Victoria the Christmas Donkey enjoyed her evening accompanying Santa on his travels around the event paddock.




Monday, 20 December 2021

Vegan Recipe: Pastry Christmas Wreath



- 1 pack V2 Mince 500g (available in Australia at Coles Supermarkets)

- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

- 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce

- 2 tablespoons bread crumbs

- 2 sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed

- 1 cup cooked white rice

- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

- 8 sheets vegan puff pastry

- Bay leaves, parsley sprigs and cherry tomatoes to decorate


- This recipe makes two separate fillings for the wreath rolls, one with mince, the other is sweet potato.

- For the first filling, mix the mince, BBQ sauce and bread crumbs together in one bowl.

- Then mix the sweet potato, cooked rice and nutritional yeast in another bowl. 

- Spread each mix thickly on a separate sheet of pastry and roll similar to a Swiss roll.

- Cut the rolled pastry into slices approximately 2 cm wide. Arrange rolls on a lined bake tray, interspersing mince rolls with sweet potato rolls.

- Sprinkle rolls with sesame seeds and bake at 180C for approximately 45 minutes or until golden brown.

- Garnish with bay leaves, parsley and tomatoes.  The wreath is best served straight from the oven with tomato sauce.



A Christmas Treat: Vegan Wagon Wheel Slice


- 3/4 cup butter substitute, we use Nuttelex Baking

- 1/3 cup caster sugar

- 1 1/2 cups plain flour

- 1/3 cup self raising flour

- 1 egg - replace with Orgran or McKenzies egg replacer

- 1/2 cup raspberry jam (room temperature)

- Dandies Marshmallows

- 1 cup dark chocolate chips - we use Sweet William


First make the shortbread base:

- Beat the butter and sugar together.  

- Add the egg substitute, then the flours.

- Bake the base for 20 minutes on 180 C or until the pastry is slightly browned on top.


- While the pastry is warm, spread the raspberry jam on top. 

- Chop the Dandies Marshmallows in half and lay the halves cut-side down on top of the jam. Cover the entire slice with marshmallow pieces.

- Place the slice back into the oven until the marshmallows begin to turn a golden colour.

- Remove the slice from the oven and cut into pieces while it is still in the tray and warm. Be careful as the marshmallows will be sticky and hot.

- Let the slice cool. Melt the dark chocolate chips and pour a thin layer over the top of the slice.

- Place the slice in the fridge until the chocolate has set.  

This is a delicious, sweet treat for your Christmas table. Enjoy!


Friday, 26 November 2021

Upcoming Event TOMORROW: Carols in the Valley


Date: Tomorrow, 27th November 2021.

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

Location: Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary, Mount Helena.

Join us at Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary for ‘Carols in the Valley’

Come along for a picnic with some of our rescued animal friends while enjoying festive tunes in the peaceful surrounds of the Valley of Hope.

There will be a cruelty free sausage sizzle, bake sale, PVAS merchandise and a nativity. Santa may also be making an appearance and taking short tours to visit his deer helpers, Elen and Freya!

Due to fire restrictions, flame free candles will be available for a gold coin donation at the gate.

For those wishing to bring our animal residents Christmas gifts, a tree will be available for placement of non-perishable items such as tinned peas and corn, parrot seed, Trill seed sticks, chicken grain, laundry liquid, clean towels and flat sheets. Fresh produce including apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkins are also welcomed.

Tickets are only $10 adults and $5 for children (under 2’s are free).

All funds raised go to helping over 230 rescued native and farm animals in our care.

Merry Christmas!


Recipe: Lemon & White Chocolate Muffins



This recipe will make twelve medium sized muffins.

- 2 cups of plain flour

- 2/3 cup of (granulated) white sugar

- 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt

- 1 large egg - replace with Orgran Egg Replacer or McKenzies Egg Replacer

- 1 cup of soy milk

- 1/3 cup of oil

- 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 2 teaspoons of lemon zest

- 3/4 cup of chopped white vegan chocolate or vegan white chocolate buttons (we use Sweet William brand)


- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl - except for the lemon zest - and stir.

-  In a second bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and stir.

- Stir the wet and dry ingredients together.

- Bake in an oven set at 180 C for approximately 20 minutes. 

Saturday, 23 October 2021

PVAS Wins RSPCA Animal Awards


On the 4th of October, which is World Animal Day, RSPCA hosted it’s annual ‘Animal Welfare Awards’.  It was a beautifully sunny day and Tofu accompanied us to the function near the Swan River, where she enjoyed the beautiful grass and water views!


Possum Valley was excited to see Tofu receive a bronze ‘Animal Award’ for her inspirational rehabilitation story and PVAS received a bronze ‘Community Action’ award for it’s services to local animal rescue. Well done to everyone who entered – we hope that in time all animals are winners, regardless of their species!