It all starts with the name Chuditch – not just the premier WA flooring and carpentry company but also the name of a rare marsupial also called a Quoll found in Australia. Native Animal Rescue is as the name suggest a charity dealing with both the more common and endangered native creatures. Not dogs or cats but kangaroos, owls, black cockatoos and the like. A team of volunteers are responsible for most of the care of the animals that arrive daily, having been struck by cars, flown into windows or otherwise in need of special care at the facility’s new clinic in Malaga. 15 hectares of land a new clinic and an old admin building.
Until Chuditch stepped into help, the volunteers were using the very decrepit old admin building next to the spanking new LotteryWest funded animal clinic for their rest and tea breaks. This old building was very tired and run down, with the carpets dating back to the 1980’s and to be honest encrusted and very nasty for vollies and visitors.
David Manning of the Animal Ark education and training company hire rooms as offices in the old building and conduct wildlife training courses on site. David and Jenny had previously used Chuditch to lay jarrah flooring (from sustainable forestry) throughout their home. In fact it was seeing the name Chuditch on a company van that started it all.
A conversation began, why call your company “Chuditch” are you interested in them? David (yes another one) owner of Chuditch Flooring has always wanted to see one in the wild. We mentioned that we help out at a NAR and they sometimes have Chuditch on site for conservation studies. So really one thing led to another. As a not for profit NAR would struggle revamping the building but David and Chuditch generously offered to lay the flooring that Animal Ark supplied on behalf of Native Animal Rescue. So after a visit from Lauren the Office Manager at Chuditch and David the place was scoped out and a date made to start the epic project. NAR volunteers all chipped in to scrape up and remove the old soiled carpets ready for the Chuditch team to prepare the floors.
Now the ‘old building’ is just fantastic, freshly painted and with ‘drift wood’ flooring fitted in every room including the vollies rest area and kitchen. James, Nathan, and Lee the fitters did a great job and everyone is hugely satisfied and grateful for the Chuditch generosity with the project, not charging a cent for all their good work. Now we just need to help David find that elusive, wild Chuditch…
David Manning, Director Animal Ark Wildlife Education and Training.