Tarn Donaldson is the owner of Abby’s End Animal Sanctuary, a property situated in Machine Creek, approximately 30km west of Gladstone, Queensland. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary as well as a wildlife rehabilitation and release site. Tarn intends to continue rehabilitating and releasing wildlife, particularly flying foxes, and has plans to revegetate the property in the future.
The property covers approximately 15 hectares on formerly pastoral lands. The majority of the property is cleared, and lantana and rubber vine infestations have established around the creek that intersects the property. Native vegetation consists primarily of eucalypt woodland.
Wildlife found on the property includes various macropods including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) as well as rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster), flying foxes (Pteropus spp.) and a variety of birds.