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

10 hours 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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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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2 days ago


Competition ...

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3 days ago


Keith here – We are all living in worrying times. We all have to take precautions at the moment and consider the wellbeing of our families, friends and of course ourselves. The Covid 19 virus is going to have an impact on all of us and our priority is for everyone to stay safe.
Here at The New Arc, in the interests of both the public and our volunteers we have decided to shut our charity shop. This year’s fund raising plans such as the Kilt Walk and Open Day have all been cancelled. Work on the Wildlife hospital all but ground to a halt. Most of the volunteers who help at the centre have been sent home leaving just a skeleton crew. We can no longer ask volunteers to do pick ups from members of the public to bring through to us.
Currently, we have almost 400 animals and birds to care for at the centre, ranging from Tree Frogs to Horses. In the past few years we have concentrated on wildlife, and Included within that number are over 100 wildlife cases ranging from Bats to Roe Deer, Sparrows to Buzzards, all undergoing care in the hope that when the time is right we can release them back to the wild.
Despite the ongoing difficulties, we have continued to accept wildlife casualties on a daily basis, with an increase of 50% admissions compared to the same period last year. Looking ahead at the next few months, we know we are approaching what is usually our busiest time. Last year we took in almost 100 cases in April alone and almost 650 cases in the following three months many of which were babies needing round the clock care.
We will continue to do what we can...but we need the public’s help. Please phone us in advance for advice when you find Wildlife in need. Whenever possible, contain and transport the animal directly to the centre. When you arrive we have in place a ‘handover’ procedure avoiding one to one contact to maintain bio security. We will give you a patient number so you can keep track of their progress.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have sent messages of support and donations supporting the work we do.
We appreciate that there are great demands being made of everybody at the moment and many charities asking for help, and that wildlife may not be top of your list, we would appreciate any assistance you could offer.
If you would like to help, we have a variety of options ranging from the 12000 club where you can donate anything from as little as a £1.00 a month, to sponsoring one of the centres rehabilitation aviaries and pens or one of our life saving ‘ incubators’ which give intensive care to young and orphaned animals ranging from Wrens to Roe Deer. Do contact us for further information on any sponsorship.

Ways you can help:
Facebook donation (see donation button above) We do receive 100% of donations this way, facebook take no fees
Donate via paypal -
Join the 12,000 club – donate a minimum of £1 per month via paypal or standing order to be entered into a small gift draw
Justgiving -

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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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