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.

1 day ago

Today we said goodbye to Brian the swan. After a weeks R&R with us, he was fit and ready to go.
No big drama, just paddled away into the estuary, quickly followed by four juvenile herring gulls from ... See more

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The New Arc Charity Shop - Ellon

Thank you sooooooo much to the staff and customers at JRD in Ellon who donated the proceeds of their carrier bag sales to us today - £213.30!! We'll put that into the Animal Hospital Fund 😽😽 ... See more

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2 days ago

A wee update on ‘Candy’ the Peregrine Falcon we took in recently.
Today we took her back to AVR where they x-rayed her and decided on a course of action.
When we took her in last week she was ... See more

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3 days ago

The storm may not come to much here - but just in case, please check rabbit/guinea pig hutches are inside or secured in some way. When letting your dogs out in the garden, check your fences/gates in ... See more

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4 days ago
The New Arc Charity Shop - Ellon

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo much to everyone who came along to the shop last week and contributed to yet another RECORD WEEKS SALES!! 😱😱🍾🍾 We raised a fantastic amount of money, ... See more

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4 days ago
Photos from THE NEW ARC's post

We’ve had a couple of unusual visitors this week.
Candy is a young Peregrine Falcon which we picked up just south of Laurencekirk. She has damaged her left wing. She is booked in on Tuesday for ... See more

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1 week ago

Say hello to Amber.
On the evening of 27th September we received a call from Newmachar about a young Roe Deer behaving in an odd manner. The couple who called us had actually managed to guide her ... See more

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1 week ago

If there is anyone free to pick up a pigeon from a house near George St. Aberdeen this evening we would appreciate the help tel 0796 2253867

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On Sunday we received a call from a very concerned lady who was visiting Haddo House, where an adult swan was attacking a young swan and trying to drown him. The lady actually jumped into the water ... See more

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Fubar News Lost and Found Pets

Owner found 😀
This little one is now with us until her owner can be found - please share, somebody must be missing her

Spotted cream coloured ferret on Carnie Drive at 10am. Not scared to folk so may be a pet.

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Animal Hospital Fundraiser

Following storm Frank last year, when the centre suffered significant damage including our mobile home which housed many of our cats, The New Arc has received fantastic support from the general public. As a result, were able to provide a superb new home for all of our 38 resident cats.

Since then, we had a variety of projects continuing throughout the year, which will soon result in The New Arc being able to expand its rescue facilities significantly.

On April 1st (no fooling) we begin our 12th year as an official charity. During the past 11 years we have rescued over 7000 animals, ranging from domestic pets to exotics and, of course, our native wildlife. Our main concerns have always centred on wildlife and as we enter our 12th year we would like to focus on the needs of wildlife in particular.

Each year we accept hundreds of injured and orphaned birds and animals. We accept them all. Some are passed to us by the general public, some are passed to us by vets and other rescue centres. Some we refer on to our own vets, which may, in turn be passed on to specialist vets. No animal or bird is refused as a ‘pest species’ and every attempt is made to rehabilitate and release those who are fit to go.

As many of you will know, our own home has played host to a great many of the orphans we’ve taken in, meaning that throughout the coming spring we could be providing through-the-night care for several deer, squirrels, foxes and a variety of birds and other wildlife. However, year on year the numbers we take in are continuing to grow and we need to look ahead and plan to meet that growing need. Some of the animals we take in require extended stays at the centre to enable recuperation and allow us to equip them with the ability to fend for themselves once released.

As a result we are asking all our supporters to help us realise a dream that we had when we first set up The New Arc: To provide and equip a wildlife hospital specifically designed for wildlife care.

We have to be realistic and accept the fact that even the basics for such an ambitious project will require a huge amount of funding. As such, we have plans for a facility which would equip us to deal with all our first aid requirements, provide specialist housing and care for the increasing numbers of orphaned birds and mammals. We would also like to reach a position where we have the flexibility to expand if finances allow.

The more money we raise, the better the facilities we can provide. We have set an initial target of £30,000.00 – a huge amount! We already have some funds in place, specifically allocated to this project, which currently amounts to £7080.00.

This is a huge undertaking and we need help! We have a number of fund raising ideas in place and will announce details soon. We already appreciate the efforts our supporters and volunteers make on our behalf, so we are not asking anyone to send money (although we will not refuse it!). Instead, we are asking all our friends and supporters to think of ways that they can generate interest in our project, raise the profile of the work we do and come up with their own suggestions and fund raising ideas to discuss with us.

We have over 4000 likes on our Facebook page. If only one in ten of the people who like our page could raise £20.00 then we will reach our target. Please consider the huge impact this would have for our native wildlife and what it would mean for the work we do here at The New Arc.

Please continue to visit our website and follow our Facebook page. We look forward to keeping you all informed of our progress.

Kevin the Swan, Valentine the buzzard and an as yet, un-named tiny pigeon squab are just some of the wildlife casualties to have arrived at the centre in February.

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!