Portland Farm Hit By License Fee Needs Help To Keep Wallabies
9:03am 9th June 2013
Something you don't hear everyday... Portland's wallabies need your help.
Fancy's Family Farm currently have 3 wallabies on display to the public, one who is pregnant, they're called Bruce, Shelia and Matilda.
However, the farm has been told by the Council they now need a zoo license costing £460 to keep the animals.
It's already totally funded by donations, they do not charge an entrance fee, so they are asking for local help.
Su Illsley, a trustee from the community farm, told Wessex FM that the wallabies are of local importance, "The farm is used by so many families from the local area, Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester... most of Dorset. And now with the summer coming we're getting an awful lot of visitors that are on holiday in the area, and they come to see the wallabies, and it would be awful to have to tell people that they've gone."
She added that all donations are needed, "Please help us out! We're going to have a wall within the farm and have everyone's name on the wall that has helped keep the wallabies here. Even if you can only afford to give us 50p, you know, 50p is one more 50 pence that we wouldn't have had before."