The New Arc

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre

The New Arc, Nether Auquhadlie, Auchnagatt, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8UW | Tel: 0796 225 3867 | Email:  

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre is the largest wildlife rescue in the north of Scotland. An independent Charity, based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire, we take in large numbers of orphaned or injured birds and mammals every year.

One of the several red squirrel we have hand reared

Wildlife rehabilitation: We have many years experience hand-rearing orphan birds, and dealing with orphaned and injured mammals, with the intention to release them back into the wild when they are fit and able.



Since we started in 2006 we have rescued and rehabilitated over 16,000 animals and birds. We have a 24/7 service, offering advice and assistance, and an Animal Ambulance to take us out and about when we are able


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

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

16 hours ago


Things are getting busier 😍 some of our latest arrivals, who are all doing great. If you would like to help us help them, please take a look at our wish list, we are very low on Cimicat and would love to have some donated please

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7 days ago


Say hello to River 😍 the otter cub.
River was picked up late one evening earlier this week, when a concerned family suddenly realised who was making the noise they had heard since 5am that morning. River proved difficult to catch, inflicting a number of bites before being contained. River is now safely with us and as you can see is enjoying making the best of the weaning process 😂😂😂.

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1 week ago


All organised, thanks Karen

Is anybody able to collect and transport an injured bird from RAF Lossiemouth please. Please call 0796 225 3867 if you can help

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2 weeks ago


We are thrilled to announce confirmation that we will open the new shop on Saturday, 8th May at 9am 🎉🎊🎉🎊 We've been very busy getting our Ellon shop reopened after the 4 month lockdown but are well on track for having the Dyce shop completed and ready for opening on time. We'll have our volunteer team in next week for their induction and some training whilst we finish off the last bits and pieces 😊😊 I know many people are awaiting dates for dropping donations and please be assured that as soon as we are ready we will open up the booking system on facebook (probably later this week 🤞). Finally, there are still a few shifts available so if you'd like to volunteer please get in touch through here or by e-mail xx ...

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We hope you enjoy our site! Please do to visit us again - we will be updating regularly.

If you have any questions about animals, be it advice, or needing assistance with a rescue, please contact us either by telephone (0796 225 3867), Facebook, or contact form.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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