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.

Chicken Jumpers

Thanks to all our “knitters” for the chicken jumpers, we have received lots and lots and the hens have really appreciated them. We have some spare which we will pack away for the next occasion, or pass to another rescue if they require some.
We will get some photos up soon of how the girls look now, and you will be amazed at the difference – thank you all again

2017 Charity Calendars

calendarThe 2017 North East Scotland Wildlife calendars have arrived!!!! 🙂 🙂 They are on sale NOW at The New Arc Charity Shop – Ellon as well as at a further 11 collection points in the area, details of which can be found below. The price is £12 and all profits (approx. £4 per calendar) will go to The North East Wildlife and Animal Rescue Centre aka THE NEW ARC.

Collection points:

1. The New Arc Charity Shop – Ellon, 42 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA. Open Monday to Saturday 9am till 4pm.
2. Thistle Windows & Conservatories, Thistle House, Woodside Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8EF. Collect from Eilidh between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
3. The Stead Inn, Denhead, Potterton, Aberdeen, AB23 8UB. Opening hours are 11am – 10pm Mon – Sun.
4. Rapp Marine, Vollum street, Peterhead. AB42 1TZ. Collect from Melanie between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday.
5. THE NEW ARC Animal Sanctuary, Nether Auquhadlie, Auchnagatt, Ellon, AB41 8UW. If you wish to collect from the sanctuary, please may you call 07962 253867 in advance to ensure that someone will be available when you visit.
6. Kirkton Veterinary Centre, Fetteresso, Stonehaven, AB39 3UP. Open 9am till 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am till 5pm on Saturdays.
7. Seafield Vets in Keith
8. Oldmeldrum Vets
9. Kintore Physio Centre
(Thank you Susan Cave for organising these three venues).
10. I work in Stracathro and Arbroath, so if anyone wants to save postage, please let me know and we could meet after work about 5pm (also lets you see just how fab the calendars are!). Please PM me to arrange. Catriona Komlosi
11. Glenythan Vets, 23 The Square, Ellon AB41 9JB • 01358 720223
12. Laurencekirk Pet and Equine Supplies
Cash on collection is the preferred method of payment but you may also make payment in advance of collection by PayPal

May I please advise that calendars which are reserved for collection at any of the collection points will only be held for 7 days unless they have been paid in advance. Last year we held on to several unpaid calendars which were never collected 🙁

For those of you who need calendar(s) posted to you – I can send up to 4 calendars in one package for an additional cost of £2.85 (2nd Class Royal Mail). Should you require this service please contact me directly. I do not have a price for posting overseas but if anyone needs this service I can enquire at the Post Office.

Thank You Wayfair

We were delighted to have received £100 worth of goods from Wayfair, which we used to purchase new lighting in readiness for installation in our new Cat House.

A very generous and thoughtful gesture and we are delighted with the items.
Thank you Wayfair!

Wayfair Logo

Register as an animal ambulance

Would you like to volunteer your services as an animal ambulance for your area?

As and when we need someone to transport a sick or injured animal to The New Arc, we query our database of registered drivers and try to contact the nearest available volunteer to the patient.

The New Arc is based near Ellon, in Aberdeenshire. For an interactive map of where to find us, tap here.

What’s the commitment?

There is no commitment! We gratefully accept your offer to help if you are available at the time of asking. If you’re not available when called upon, that’s absolutely fine – we will try to contact another driver. It’s important to get as many volunteer drivers into our database as possible, so if you have family, friends, or neighbours who may be willing to help out, please do point them in the direction of this page!

Do volunteer ambulance drivers get paid?

Unfortunately, we are not currently able to offer any financial incentive, nor cover any expenses.

Ready to volunteer?

Privacy & Data Protection Policy

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre (The New Arc), henceforth referred to below as “we”, will endeavour to handle any information submitted to this website in accordance with the undertakings listed below.

  • We will only use personal information intentionally submitted by users of this website for the purpose for which it was submitted.
  • Will will not willingly divulge a user’s personal information to any third party unless the user explicitly agrees for us to do so, or unless we are legally required to do so.
  • Whilst we take measures to safeguard user’s personal information from unauthorised access, we cannot be held financially or legally liable for any consequence resulting from that data being unlawfully accessed by any third party.

Rain, Rain and Yet More Rain !

Steph and LeveretWe have had such a huge amount of rain just recently, and many animals, particularly the new born ones, are struggling.  If you are out walking, please keep your eyes open for anything “unusual”, many burrows are flooded out, washing babies out and leaving them vulnerable.

If you do find an animal in distress, or in a place where they would not naturally be expected to be found, please give us a call and ask for advice.   This little leveret (being fed by our volunteer Steph) was found on a muck heap, in a terrible condition.  We have no idea how he got there, but was certainly in need of help.  After a good wash off, dry, warm up and some food he is now doing really well.  Had he been left, he would certainly have died.

Lost & Found Pets

I’ve lost a pet

If you have lost a pet and wish to have a photo and description added here, please feel free to contact us with the details.

We use facebook and find that many animals are reunited through our and others facebook pages. We network closely with various Lost and Found pages on social media. So, please feel free to contact us on Facebook if you need help raising awareness of a missing pet.

I’ve found someone’s pet

We do have a microchip scanner and are happy to scan any found pet. There is no charge for this service to either members of the public or other organisations.

Re-homing Dogs & Cats

We do not currently have any dogs for rehoming.

If you are looking for a dog or cat, we can give you details of other organisations that may be able to help – please telephone (0796) 225 3867 for advice.



We rarely take in dogs for re-homing. We do not offer a boarding facility. But, we are always pleased to pass details of reputable rescues on to people looking for a new dog, or trying to find one a new home.

Please feel free to contact us with your details, and we can pass on information about specific dog rescue centres in your area. We occasionally help people find homes for their dogs through our facebook page – please feel free to take a look.

For details of Aberdeenshire rescues, we would recommend you contact

Greyhound rescue

Could you give a home to a greyhound? Please contact


Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take in any more cats or kittens. We have many here who are now permanent residents!


We suggest you contact your local Cats Protection League if you can offer a kitten a home.


Every penny counts …

Donations can be little or large, as every penny is well used at The New Arc. We usually have around 400-500 animals, all of which need to be fed, receive veterinary treatment and accomodated. Our costs are very high, and donations are very low, so we appreciate everything. We receive no government or lottery funding – donations keep the Arc afloat. Whatever you can afford to donate will make an enormous difference to the animals in our care.

Sponsored events

If you are planning to do a sponsored event to fundraise for us, please ask for our sponsor form and give us full details of the event, date, time, and we can then add it to our news page.

Please note if you are a tax payer, and fill in a Gift Aid Form for us, we can claim an extra 28p per £1 from the Government. It costs you nothing over your original donation but helps us a tremendous amount. You can download a Gift Aid Form here, or ask us for one.

Online donations via PayPal

You may make donations via PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below:


If you would like to donate by cheque (we don’t recommend posting cash). Cheques should be made out to “The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre” and be sent to:

The New Arc
Nether Auquhadlie
AB41 8UW

Donations of Goods

Donations of goods are always welcome, particularly cat and dog food, but most type of animal feed or bedding can be used. We also regularly need old blankets as we use a tremendous amount throughout the year.


A large proportion of our funding comes from our members and friends in one way or another, whether through sponsorship, donations or developing fundraising activities.

When making your Will, you can also choose to leave a gift in your Will to The New Arc. We spend a lot of money in a year and the security of a gift in your will offers would allow us to plan ahead.

Why make a Will?

Your Will allows you to appropriate funds to your exact wishes, however, nearly two-thirds of adults have not made a Will. Any gift in your Will is also exempt from Inheritance Tax.

When making a Will you should consult a solicitor. Friends may recommend one or you can check the internet or yellow pages. The services of a solicitor help ensure your wishes are carried out according to your wishes. Check the fee – it will probably be less than you expected.

What is a Legacy?

Details of various kinds of legacy a listed below.

  • Pecuniary Legacy: A stated sum of money to be donated to the charity from your estate.
  • Residuary Legacy: The remainder of the estate to be donated to the charity when payment to all other parties including Inheritance Tax has been made.
  • Specific Legacy: A particular item from your estate e.g. jewellery.
  • Reversionary Legacy: Bequeath all or part of the estate to a person for his or her lifetime. When he or she dies the legacy passes to another person, charity or body chosen by you.

Are there any special words I should use in my Will?

To ensure your Will is correct, please seek the advice of your solicitor.

Special “Thank Yous”

  • We would like to thank, not only for the support they have given us, but for rushing to help with a whole pallet of dog goods which are being sent over to Romania, to support Danyflor Shelter who have had a terrible fire.
  • We have recently received a HUGE “A” frame board from a company who contacted us, as a gift. This will be extremely useful for events, shows, outside the shop and at the Centre, so a very big thanks to them. Their website is

Our Registered Charity Number

The Registered Charity number for The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre (The New Arc) is: SC 037332.