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

5 days 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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1 week ago


Hedgehog and Chips 🤔

Hedgehogs have recently been declared a ‘Red Listed’ mammal in the U.K. meaning it is extremely vulnerable and in threat of possible extinction.

With this in mind The New Arc has decided to become more proactive. This year we will begin a programme of Micro-chipping all the hedgehogs we release. This long term project will help us determine the health, longevity, distribution and success of the work we do, hopefully providing valuable information which will assist in maximising the hedgehogs survival chances.

Each year the number of hedgehogs arriving at the centre has seen a steady increase. Last year we received 118 hedgehogs and were pleased to say that over 82% survived. 31 overwintered with us and are now ready to be returned to their home areas as soon as the weather decides to be sensible.

Excluding the cost of chipping, vet treatment, on-going medication, housing, bedding and heating it costs The New Arc approximately £150.00 for each hedgehog we overwinter.

If you would like to support the work we do please donate via PayPal (, just giving ( or through our fb donate button 😁

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2 weeks ago


It's confirmed!! The shop will reopen on Monday, 26th April at 10am 🎉🎊🎉🎊 Anddddddd we're reopening with a HALF PRICE SALE right through to Saturday 1st May 😍😍 Soooo looking forward to seeing everyone after so long 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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