The New Arc

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre

The New Arc, Nether Auquhadlie, Auchnagatt, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8UW | Tel: 01358701723 | Email:  

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The New Arc (The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre) is the largest wildlife rescue centre in the North of Scotland. We are an independent Charity (SC037332), based just outside of Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and we take in large numbers of orphaned or injured wildlife every year from all over the North East of Scotland.

One of our centre managers attending a deer hit by car

Since The New Arc was founded in 2006 we have rescued and rehabilitated over 16,000 animals and birds. We work closely with the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, DEFRA, and are apart of a national wildlife rehabilitation working group.


The New Arc operates a 24/7, 365 day per year service for wildlife emergencies, and is also available within opening times for non-emergencies, general wildlife advice and non-critical admissions.


Please DO NOT bring any animals to the centre without calling us first on 01358701723 as we may need to prepare for the animal or can advise you of an alternative option if that would be better for the animal, such as a nearer centre or veterinary practice. Sometimes animals which appear to need help are in fact fine, and we can give advice in these circumstances to avoid taking an animal from the wild unnecessarily. 

For more information, including what we do, where we are, and how to contact us, please visit our about page.

An injured woodcock who had flown into a window being weighed on admission into the hospital

Centre Opening times (we have an out of hours emergency service on the phone-line for wildlife emergencies outside of these hours)

April-August: Monday-Sunday 8am to 8pm

September-March: Monday-Sunday: 830am to 5pm


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Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Winner 2019

We were honoured to be nominated for an IFAW Award, and thrilled to be invited to collect our Award (Wildlife Rescue Centre of the Year) at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Desai at The House of Lords.  The Award was presented by Bill Oddie, who we were delighted to have chance for a chat with

IFAW Award Winners 2019

IFAW Animal Action Awards 2019



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If you have any questions about animals, be it advice, or needing assistance with a rescue, please contact us either by telephone (01358701723), Facebook, or contact form.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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