Animal rescue

The majority of animals on tour and interacting with visitors are rescued for some reason (orphaned, injured, unwanted).

baby-wallabySadly some animals need to be euthanized on arrival or Paul will travel to put down an animal which is unsavable to avoid the extra stress of travel. Adult kangaroos injured or sick are sadly unsaveable as treatment and human contact results in such stress the succumb to a stress related disease.

Animals which arrive as young but do not humanize so are not in contact with visitors . They are kept here if they are unlikely to do well in the wild.

While we believe in conservation and concentrate on birds and wildlife and control of feral animals, we believe none should suffer! We are happy to rescue, treat, keep and or home these animals also such as deer.

Farm animals


Paul’s Place is home to 24 horses. Many are rescued and cannot be ridden.
Manie and Trigger however had a very uncertain future when their racing career finished at a young age. They have been reeducated and now provide joy for volunteers. Each horse costs around $3000 a year. Litters of pups with not enough homes on the Island are often destroyed. We’ll try to help whenever possible.

Many other farm animals also live out their life at Paul’s Place.

Admission are used for all those and without our visitors none of this could happen.

In case you find injured or orphaned wildlifemurray-magpie-babies

“If you find injured or orphaned wildlife or any other animal in trouble, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please phone anytime. We will either be able to take the animal and if necessary pass it into the most suitable care or refer you to the best person to help the animal”

 If you are in Adelaide or anywhere on mainland South Australia and find wildlife in need of assistance, please contact the Native Animal Network. This will ensure the animal will receive the best possible care within a network of amazing people dedicated to wildlife. Animals receive veterinary care and the best possible forever home is found for each individual animal. The collective knowledge of this group is invaluable and despite Paul having 40 years experience, he often contacts NAN for advice. If you intend to raise or care for the animal yourself, we strongly recommend you join this network as the information and assistance may well mean much better chances of survival for the animal. Look for more information on their website or phone them on (08) 8388 6944. Please note you must also obtain an appropriate rescue permit from the Department of Environment for many species. 

Without caring people around to spot this wildlife and take appropriate action, most animals would never make it.





  • Get Involved

    We are happy to rescue, treat, keep and or home these animals. This costs a lot of energy, manpower and money. There are many ways to help Paul's Place care for its animals. Read here how you can help the sanctuary.

  • Visit us

    Admission are used for helping the animals.
    With your visit you will learn more about what we do, you will have a fun time and help us!
    Plan your visit here.

  • Donate

    If you want to do more, you can donate an amount to Paul's Place. Every donation is very welcome.
    Your donation will be carefully invested to ensure we achieve the maximum impact possible for the animals and their living environment. As we are a small sanctuary, you can visit us and let you know where the donation has been used for. Please contact us if you want to donate to Paul's Place.

  • Volunteer

    Paul's Place has been extremely fortunate to attract a wonderful variety of people eager to volunteer their skills and time. Volunteers, mainly backpackers, are a key part of our business and we are happy to welcome you! More information about volunteering at Paul's Place.