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.
Our second Owl release was tonight. Fortunately we were able to take ‘Logie’ back to the exact spot where we rescued him. As you can see from the photo below, his injury was quite severe. He had managed to slide down a roof and had trapped his leg between roofing sheets and with him struggling to get free, had ‘de-gloved’ the leg. At first we thought he might lose the use of leg which would mean he would have to be put to sleep......However after 3 weeks of treatment the leg has healed completely.......Something I can personally testify to after trying to catch him to release him. Legs and talons in full working order. Just like Minty he was out the box before I could even focus and my only pictures are of him alighting on the very barn roof we rescued him from and after a quick look round flying off. The films won’t win us a contract with David Attenburgh but they are priceless to us ...
It’s been a very good week for releases. Gulls, (separate post) a pigeon and in the past couple of nights we have released 2 of our Tawny Owls. Minty was the first to go. He had suffered a damaged wing in an RTA was released here at the centre yesterday. Owls aren’t normally known for ‘speedy’ releases, but Minty took off like a rocket and although it was getting dark and the film doesn’t show it we watched him zip off across the fields until he was a spot on the horizon. ...
Another one if anybody would care to nominate us Our "Official name" is The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre, and our charity number is SC 037332 Simple form to complete - we'd be very grateful for nominations ...
Sorted thanks so much to everybody who offered to help. AD Heating delivered a couple of big boxes (and bubble wrap) to us this morning, perfect fit 🙂
We need a box, a cardboard box, a HUGE cardboard box! One of our incubators needs to be sent away for "fixing" and we just cant find a box big enough - does anybody have one please? The minimum size we need is 70cm length, 50cm width and 40cm height (a little bigger would be fine as we would need to package it really well) Hoping somebody has a massive box somewhere going spare 🙂 ...
As many of you know there has been a lot of debate about feeding swans and other waterfowl bread. We have always maintained that feeding them bread is fine, Today we received a this statement from The Queen’s Swan Marker, David Barber, MVO -
‘There has been a great deal of press coverage in recent months regarding the ‘Ban the Bread’ campaign which is confusing many members of the public who like to feed swans. Supporters of the campaign claim that bread should not be fed to swans on the grounds that it is bad for them. This is not correct. Swans have been fed bread for many hundreds of years without causing any ill effects. While bread may not be the best dietary option for swans compared to their natural food such as river weed, it has become a very important source of energy for them, supplementing their natural diet and helping them to survive the cold winter months when vegetation is very scarce.
There is no good reason not to feed bread to swans, provided it is not mouldy. Most households have surplus bread and children have always enjoyed feeding swans with their parents. The ‘Ban the Bread’ campaign is already having a deleterious impact upon the swan population; I am receiving reports of underweight cygnets and adult birds, and a number of swans from large flocks have begun to wander into roads in search of food. This poses the further risk of swans being hit by vehicles. Malnutrition also increases their vulnerability to fatal diseases like avian-flu which has caused the deaths of many mute swans and other waterfowl in the past.
Furthermore, there have been statements made in the media claiming that feeding bread causes angel-wing in swans. Angel-wing is a condition where a cygnet develops a deformed wing. Professor Christopher Perrins, LVO, FRS of the Department of Zoology at Oxford University stated, ‘There is no evidence of a connection between feeding bread and angel-wing; at least some cygnets develop this condition without ever having seen any bread’.
I therefore encourage members of the public to continue feeding swans to help improve their chances of survival, especially through the winter.’
We'd like to Thank every one for their support and we hope that this will help these beautiful birds.
In early October we took in an extremely badly injured pheasant, named Qupapa by his finders. We were very concerned that due to severity of his leg injuries he was unlikely to heal well, he had been hit by a car and he was in a terrible state. We treated him and splinted his leg, and as he recovered we gave him physio to try and get his leg moving. Look at Qupapa now!! He has done so well and whilst still a little slow, he is improving in strength daily. He's so lovely 😍 ...
PLEASE nominate The New Arc for this fantastic funding opportunity - you will need to click on the link and complete the form Our Charity No. (which is required on the form) is SC 037332 www.seib.co.uk/giving...
The 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.
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.
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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!