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

12 hours ago


The gull that came in from Porthlethan Retail Park took to the skys again. What a beauty and lovely to see him ready to leave #wildliferehab #wildliferescue #gulls #ilovebirds ...

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24 hours ago


A wee update on Doodles the young Tawny Owl we took in back in February.

As you can see Doodles has been transferred into a pre release aviary and has now become an independent Owl.

Despite being ‘hand raised’ Doodles will not entertain ‘human interaction’ and will vacate the indoor part of the aviary should we dare to enter. Now feeding itself, loosing its baby fluff and able to fly with some control around the aviary we don’t think it will be long before a release occurs.

We were originally hoping to release back to where Doodles was found, but with the current situation and travel advice the fact is that Doodles does not already have an established territory, so we have suitable options closer to home which are perfect for Tawny Owls.

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3 days ago


Another lovely release. Buzzards are often harassed by local crows, and this one was no exception. They did eventually get bored, and the Buzzard flew off again #wildliferescue #wildliferehab #ilovebirds ...

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4 days ago


Looking for something to do?

With the recent school closures we thought it would be fun to get those young creative minds working with a wildlife art competition 🎨🖌 All you have to do is pick your favourite animal or wildlife scene and paint, draw or use anything you can think of to create your masterpiece! Under 5's can colour in the provided picture in this link

Entries will be divided into 4 age groups, under 5s, 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years. We will pick 1 winner from each age group, the winners artwork will be displayed on our Facebook and Instagram page and will appear in our 2021 calendar!

📬 Please post your entry to: The New Arc, Nether Auquhadlie, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8UW. Don't forget to include your name, age and contact number.

Competition closes on the 1st of May 2020. Its free to enter but if you would like to donate please paypal or use the donate button in bio. All money goes towards saving our precious wildlife.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thenewarc for updates and tag your friends.

Be creative and have fun 😄

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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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