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.

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With almost a thousand wildlife cases coming in already this year, we are often faced with situations where we shed a tear or two. On Thursday this week we received a call from a cyclist in the Elgin area, Matt, who had come across a particularly painful sight......At the side of the road he found a dead adult Red Squirrel. Sadder still was that cuddling into the body was a baby kit who was still alive but desperately clinging on to its mother.
Some rapid phone calls ensued, with Matt’s dad coming to pick them up to transfer to our friends at Moray Coast Vets in Forres, and one of our recently acquired volunteers, Mark, being quickly deployed to do a 130 mile round trip to transfer him safely back to The New Arc centre.
We made the decision to keep both the baby and mother together until they got here to minimise stress and on arrival we had the heart breaking task of persuading the baby to release mum so we could check him over and encourage him to accept some rehydration. The youngster was very thirsty and took some rehydration solution happily, and soon fell into a deep sleep and was placed in an incubator for the night. He is quite a tiny boy, a little underweight for his size and had a few nasty ticks to remove before we could let him settle down.
24 hours later and ‘Samson’ is feeding well and seems to have accepted his ‘new mum’ Pauline. He is quite a bit smaller than our other young ‘Red’ squirrel, ‘Delilah’ but hopefully he will soon catch up and they will then be able to share a large pen together.
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5 days ago

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Thanks also to Emma for all these goodies from our amazon wish list 😘😘 ...

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5 days ago

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Thanks to one of our weekend volunteers Laura who presented us with a cheque from her work - Ledingham Chalmers, a generous donation of £500! Thank you very much
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7 days ago

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Sorted....Thanks Marina. We need a contained bird transfered from Faulds gate Aberdeen. If any one can help please call us on 07962253867 ...

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7 days ago

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A quick video showing Dodger the badger's progress and release

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1 week ago

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Back home - where he belongs (sorry my video skills have NOT improved)! ...

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1 week ago

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Learning to eat again ...

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1 week ago

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Dodger 🙂 Up ... for a while ...

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1 week ago

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On 31st May two lovely ladies arrived - with a badger in the boot of their car (not something we would necessarily recommend!).
However, this young male had been found in the road, and was completely comatose.
We took him in, assessed him, and could find nothing broken, but there was no real response from him either - only his eyes were working!
He received appropriate care and medication, and little by little we could see small improvements, although he needed syringe fed, and helped to move on to eat from a bowl. We were concerned whether his apparent brain damage would be permanent, and had many discussions with our vets
One morning however, I thought he was having me on … he had moved a fair bit during the night and I suspected he was getting active at night once we were away, saving his totally helpless act for daytime pandering! - so the trailcam was set. Ha - caught in the act, badger was promptly named DODGER!
Ok, he was still very wobbly and confused, but a huge improvement. He was however the most terrified, nervous badger we have every come across, so needed gentle quiet handling.
It wasn't too long before Dodger was eating for himself and was able to move more easily, so he was next transferred to an outdoor pen and shed
He continued to improve and then abandoned his cosy bed in the shed, for a newly dug out den UNDER it …. it was time for him to go home
On release back to the exact place he was found, he had a bit of trouble with a gate ….. panic got the better of him I think - he soon rushed off down the field towards a copse (scaring a deer witless in the process!)
Good luck Dodger - we're very proud of you for fighting so hard - have a safe, happy life
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1 week ago

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UPDATE. The REVEAL our little friend is a Quail (attached photo). 🙂 He likes to dive into and snug under the straw with his best friend the duckling.
Something fun to start the day, can you 1. Spot the animal in this picture. 2. What is it????
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2 weeks ago

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Sorted thank you

URGENT Please can somebody help
We need a bird picked up and transported from Fraserburgh through to us. We often have difficulty getting transport from there, so really hope we can get an offer of help ….. please
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2 weeks ago

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Fochabers help needed. Can anybody help with transport please ...

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2 weeks ago

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If there is anyone available in the Fochabers area to transport a young bird to us please give us a call on 07962253867 ...

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2 weeks ago

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It's that time again 🤩🤩 Our next HALF PRICE SALE starts Monday 2nd September and runs right through until Saturday 7th September. Everything in the shop will be HALF the marked price all week 🤩🤩
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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!

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