The New Arc

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: contact@thenewarc.org | Facebook | Twitter |


The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre is a small independent Charity, based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

We are a sanctuary and haven for many unwanted, abused and abandoned pets, including horses, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, hens and ducks. Our particular interest is in wildlife rehabilitation, and we have many years experience in hand-rearing orphan birds, and dealing with orphaned and injured mammals.

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

17 hours ago

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This beauty is microchipped to Aberdeen but found in Borehamwood - has somebody moved and not updated their chip, or has she stowed away? Somebody must be missing her.This lovely little girl is Elle and we need to find her owners. She was brought into us on Saturday, after being seen around a house in Shenley Road for about a month. She does have a microchip but we are unable to contact the owners, she is around 18 years old. The microchip is registered in Aberdeen so we are unsure if the owners have moved and Elle is lost! Please share to help us try and find her owners. Please call us on 0208 207 6009 if have any information. ...

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24 hours ago

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So what do you do if you come across a sick or injured wild animal?

Firstly! Seek advice!
However, if you're sure they need help, secure them in a box with a towel in. Always wear gloves or handle the animal with a towel rather than direct skin contact. This is for your safety! No one wants ringworm!

Secondly!
Do not be tempted to feed them!! Although the temptation is definitely there when a baby bird is squeaking at you, it can actually do them more harm than good. Inappropriate food can cause diarrhoea or a blockage in the intestines. Syringing or pouring fluids into a creatures mouth can also be really harmful as it can go into their lungs and cause a deadly infection.

The key things are:

Secure them SAFELY.
Keep them WARM - a towel wrapped round a hot water bottle or in a warm room is ideal.
DO NOT FEED.

And seek advice!

The Internet is a wonderful thing now and there's reems of information about who you can contact.

www.helpwildlife.co.uk

Speed is of the essence, don't wait until they start to deteriorate before contacting someone. It can be the difference between life and death.
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1 day ago

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Can anybody help with transport please of a swallow nest to us from Ardene House vets? ...

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2 days ago

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So Aidan did a fundraiser!!!! And after raising a Whopping £555 he had his head shaved. Brrrrrrr 😁
Thanks so much to Aidan and to everybody who donated.... We think it's a pretty good look too
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2 days ago

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We need a pick up from Peterhead asap if anyone can help please call 07962253867 ...

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3 days ago

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This popped up on my newsfeed while I was sitting waiting for baby "milk" to warm at 3. 30 am, and after some of the calls we have had in the last few weeks, it really sounded like it was written by us.... So I thought I would share
The glamorous life of a wildlife rescuerYou've been up since 6am when the babies needed their first feed. It's been constant ever since, feeding every 15 minutes. Despite your best efforts, five babies have passed away so far today. You skipped lunch because you didn't feel particularly hungry after spending 30 minutes pulling maggots out of a hedgehog's ear. You're glad the baby squirrels are wilding up nicely but you could have done without the down-to-the-bone bite one of them gave you when you were transferring them to the outside pen. You're pretty sure you have pigeon crap in your hair but it's way down on your list of things to worry about. At the top is whether that RTA badger will pull through and, if he does, how on earth you'll find the £450 needed to pin his broken leg. The phone rings and you wipe the blood from yet another catted blackbird off your hand onto your jeans to answer it, conscious that it's been ringing off the hook while you've been fighting fires. Someone's dog has caught a hedgehog in their garden and the caller wants it picked up NOW because they 'know hedgehog are riddled with fleas and they don't want them to infect the dog'. No, they can't bring it to you, they don't drive (if you only had £1 for every time you heard that, the badger's vet bill would be covered in a week!). You explain that you cannot leave the rescue, you need to finish cleaning, feeding, medicating etc but, if they can get the hedgehog to you, you'll help as you scan the room desperately looking to see where you can fit in another cage. There's shouting down the phone - they thought you cared. They've been calling round for hours and no-one gives a shit, no-one wants to help this poor hedgehog so they might as well just let it go. You're told in no uncertain terms and with very colourful language how useless you are and the phone is put down.

When you 'finish' after 10pm (not counting the baby feeds at midnight, 2am and 4am still to do), you check emails and messages for the first time. There's another fifteen animals needing help and a 1 star google review about how someone had emailed you this morning but no-one bothered to answer and now the bird has died.

You ask yourself why you bother, knowing full well you'll do it all again tomorrow. It's your calling.

This is what Spring and Summer look like in wildlife rescue. I've had enough of the people criticising rescuers to us recently because they've not answered the phone/couldn't help/wouldn't pick up. These people are living on the edge this time of year. Do something to help them PLEASE!
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3 days ago

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If anyone happens to be coming from Elgin area we have a couple of young swallows to come in. Please Call 07962253867 if you can help ...

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4 days ago

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Amazing how fast our babies grow. Delilah
Is still being hand fed every four hours but is doing fantastically
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5 days ago

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Now that works are progressing things are becoming exciting we thought we would re share the walk through produced by our wonderfully patient architects Cooper and MacgregorThe New Arc's Wildlife A&E digital walkthrough. Find out more about the charity & this project at www.facebook.com/thenewarc.org/ Walkthrough produce...
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6 days ago

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We're having a QUIZ NIGHT 😁😁
To raise funds for our brand new Animal Hospital we're having a QUIZ NIGHT at The Station Hotel, Ellon on Saturday 24th August (doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start). We really hope you'll come along to support us and have a few laughs xx
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7 days ago

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We had a bit of a panic when two of our incubators went wrong at the same time this weekend. We are still busy with babies needing warmth and we were a bit worried - then we received a message from Scott and Millie Robertson saying they had bought us a new TLC30 Incubator! Wow wow wow such perfect timing and what a wonderful gift
This young Swift has claimed it already (it wasn't empty long)
Thanks so much Scott and Millie
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1 week ago

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Our Hatton heron recovered, ate us out of house & home, then left us earlier today! 🙂 ...

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1 week ago

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The Red Witch returns (Game of Thrones reference 😉 )
One of our many swallows (and house martins) looking like she's wearing a fur cape today
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2 weeks ago

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Please meet Augusta who arrived on the first of August and is the centres 777th patient this year. Augusta was rescued after a lovely couple picked her up after the car in front hit her. She had suffered a head trauma and her vision and balance has been affected.
Earlier this evening she was much improved and we decided to move her to a larger outside pen where she seems a lot happier.
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2 weeks ago

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Thanks to the team at Speyside Stoves www.facebook.com/speysidestoves/ for chosing The New Arc as their charity to fund raise for. Really thrilled to receive such a great donation (and to have the opportunity to nag Keith to try and get him to buy me a jacuzzi lol.... It didn't work needless to say) 😂 ...

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MASCARA WAND APPEAL FINISHED!

Please Note :-

The mascara wand appeal is now closed, we have thousands and thousands of them, which will last us for many years to come.  Thank you to all who sent, whether single ones or packs of several hundred – sorry we do not have the time to reply to each and every one.


Picture by HEATHER FOWLIE

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, wanting to find a new home for your pet, adoption 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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