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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Autumn juvenile hedgehogs
We have over 30 now in our care that will need to stay until spring, with more arriving daily. If you find any that look small out and about, please weigh them. Any under 500g are unlikely to survive winter, here the ideal weight is 600g. If they are substantially underweight they need to be taken in, we are happy to overwinter them. However they eat A LOT and we would appreciate any chicken flavoured cat food or Tesco chicken kitten biscuits if you would care to help us with their meals
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1 day ago

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This gorgeous lad came in recently as a result of an rta. He was unable to stand at all and we were unsure if he ever would. Look at him now, happy to be released .... Stay safe little one ...

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2 days ago

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Giving Tuesday was a HUGE success for us last year - we hope it will be again for 2019. Please consider if you are thinking of making a Christmas Donation - if you use Giving Tuesday your donation could be doubled by giving this way.
Further details will follow but for now
Save the Date 🙂 <3
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4 days ago

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We thought this post was really useful advice to people who have visiting hedgehogs coming to their gardens. Its always a surprise to people how much hedgehogs eat, and that they do not hibernate for the whole winter.
Putting extra food out all through the winter helps our hogs, they wake up and an easy meal nearby means they can scoff, then return to their nest quickly, saving energy for the long, cold nights ahead
Please continue to put out food, all through winterHere's what I feed my hedgehogs every night - not the whole bag of biscuits or can of food obviously, I just put them there so you can see what I feed them. I also mix through some Arc Wildlife hedgehog complete food. The little black bowl is what I scatter under a bush next to one of my trail cams so I can get close up footage to keep an eye on them. This with a few bowls of water placed around the garden gets devoured every night, with just a few crumbs left for the birds to finish off in the morning.
If all the food is being eaten, then you need to put out more, a little left over means you're providing enough.
The bowls are washed in hot soapy water every day before refilling for the nightshift.
At this time of year hedgehogs will eat way more than you think they can. What we provide is possibly all they can find now.
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4 days ago

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We have a Gulliemot in need of transport to the centre. Currently at Fochabers vets but could be picked up from Banff this evening if necessary. Could anyone help with either? Please call us on 07962253867 if you can. ...

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4 days ago

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How wonderful. Thanks so much for your supportWe've chosen animal charities as this year's fundraising focus, so we've been busy making purple poppies which commemorate the animal loss in war, including millions of horses, mules and donkeys in WWI alone.

We sold them round the office to raise funds for The New Arc Charity Shop - Ellon and Halfpenny-Farm Animal Sanctuary.
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1 week ago

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We have an injured squirrel near Elgin that needs transported to the centre. If anyone can help please call us on 0796 2253867 ...

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2 weeks ago

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We're staying open till 7pm on Halloween for late shoppers and 'trick or treaters'. Our HALF PRICE SALE is still on so there'll be bargains galore plus sweeties for the kids. Ben and Emma will be dressed up (I'm scary enough without a costume bwahahaha) so we hope you'll pop in and see us xx ...

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2 weeks ago

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Contained hedgehog needing transport from Drumoak to ourselves please, if anybody could help 🙂 ...

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2 weeks ago

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Sorted thanks Gordon

Transport help needed please. Contained bird from strichen to ourselves if anybody is free please
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3 weeks ago

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Have you heard about the pigeon that swallowed its own beak?
No! It’s not a joke!

Over the years The New Arc has had to deal with a variety of unusual incidents, but this one has to rate on the very top perch!

Earlier this week we were contacted by a concerned family about a pigeon in their garden behaving oddly. They were kind enough to catch it and take it to the centre to see what we could do.

Much to their horror we pointed out that the birds top beak was apparently missing. (picture 1) It was not immediately obvious if the top part of the beak had either been broken off completely or had snapped near the base in some sort of accident or collision.

To say the least the prognosis for the bird was not good and the family left assured that we would do what we could to assist and if necessary, relieve any suffering.

However, after examining the bird in detail Pauline realised that she could feel some part of the beak inside the throat of the bird and began to manipulate the beak. At this point we did not know how much of the beak was going to be intact or how damaged it was, but that she had to make the effort.

Much to our surprise after some intense manipulation, out popped the top beak and amazingly it was in one piece and appeared completely undamaged! (picture2)

The bird spent several minutes walking around, shaking its head and getting re-accustomed to having everything back in place. It accepted some rehydration and the following morning we were delighted to see it feeding for itself and behaving as if nothing had happened.

‘Beaky’ is still being monitored, but as there appears to be no further damage caused by the incident and is behaving as expected, Beaky will soon be free to go.

How this accident happened in the first place is still a mystery, but we are all delighted that the ‘Davies’ family were prepared to make the effort to catch and transport Beaky to us so we could help.
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3 weeks ago

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We have a fantastic partnership with abillionveg, a free app that people can rate and share vegan food and beauty products on with others, and when you do you can help raise money for us here at The NEW ARC at no cost to yourself. This partnership has already seen over £1,000 raised to help the animals here,so if you want to help animals for free you can download the app from this link bit.ly/abvnewarc . ...

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3 weeks ago

THE NEW ARC

We have a fantastic partnership with abillionveg, a free app that people can rate and share vegan food and beauty products on with others, and when you do you can help raise money for us here at The NEW ARC at no cost to yourself. This partnership has already seen over £1,000 raised to help the animals here,so if you want to help animals for free you can download the app from this link bit.ly/abvnewarc . ...

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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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