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.

1 hour ago

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This popped up on my newsfeed while I was sitting waiting for baby "milk" to warm at 3. 30 am, and after some of the calls we have had in the last few weeks, it really sounded like it was written by us.... So I thought I would share
The glamorous life of a wildlife rescuerYou've been up since 6am when the babies needed their first feed. It's been constant ever since, feeding every 15 minutes. Despite your best efforts, five babies have passed away so far today. You skipped lunch because you didn't feel particularly hungry after spending 30 minutes pulling maggots out of a hedgehog's ear. You're glad the baby squirrels are wilding up nicely but you could have done without the down-to-the-bone bite one of them gave you when you were transferring them to the outside pen. You're pretty sure you have pigeon crap in your hair but it's way down on your list of things to worry about. At the top is whether that RTA badger will pull through and, if he does, how on earth you'll find the £450 needed to pin his broken leg. The phone rings and you wipe the blood from yet another catted blackbird off your hand onto your jeans to answer it, conscious that it's been ringing off the hook while you've been fighting fires. Someone's dog has caught a hedgehog in their garden and the caller wants it picked up NOW because they 'know hedgehog are riddled with fleas and they don't want them to infect the dog'. No, they can't bring it to you, they don't drive (if you only had £1 for every time you heard that, the badger's vet bill would be covered in a week!). You explain that you cannot leave the rescue, you need to finish cleaning, feeding, medicating etc but, if they can get the hedgehog to you, you'll help as you scan the room desperately looking to see where you can fit in another cage. There's shouting down the phone - they thought you cared. They've been calling round for hours and no-one gives a shit, no-one wants to help this poor hedgehog so they might as well just let it go. You're told in no uncertain terms and with very colourful language how useless you are and the phone is put down.

When you 'finish' after 10pm (not counting the baby feeds at midnight, 2am and 4am still to do), you check emails and messages for the first time. There's another fifteen animals needing help and a 1 star google review about how someone had emailed you this morning but no-one bothered to answer and now the bird has died.

You ask yourself why you bother, knowing full well you'll do it all again tomorrow. It's your calling.

This is what Spring and Summer look like in wildlife rescue. I've had enough of the people criticising rescuers to us recently because they've not answered the phone/couldn't help/wouldn't pick up. These people are living on the edge this time of year. Do something to help them PLEASE!
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13 hours ago

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If anyone happens to be coming from Elgin area we have a couple of young swallows to come in. Please Capp 07962253867 if you can help ...

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2 days ago

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Amazing how fast our babies grow. Delilah
Is still being hand fed every four hours but is doing fantastically
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3 days ago

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Now that works are progressing things are becoming exciting we thought we would re share the walk through produced by our wonderfully patient architects Cooper and MacgregorThe New Arc's Wildlife A&E digital walkthrough. Find out more about the charity & this project at www.facebook.com/thenewarc.org/ Walkthrough produce...
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4 days ago

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We're having a QUIZ NIGHT 😁😁
To raise funds for our brand new Animal Hospital we're having a QUIZ NIGHT at The Station Hotel, Ellon on Saturday 24th August (doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start). We really hope you'll come along to support us and have a few laughs xx
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4 days ago

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We had a bit of a panic when two of our incubators went wrong at the same time this weekend. We are still busy with babies needing warmth and we were a bit worried - then we received a message from Scott and Millie Robertson saying they had bought us a new TLC30 Incubator! Wow wow wow such perfect timing and what a wonderful gift
This young Swift has claimed it already (it wasn't empty long)
Thanks so much Scott and Millie
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5 days ago

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Our Hatton heron recovered, ate us out of house & home, then left us earlier today! 🙂 ...

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5 days ago

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The Red Witch returns (Game of Thrones reference 😉 )
One of our many swallows (and house martins) looking like she's wearing a fur cape today
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1 week ago

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Please meet Augusta who arrived on the first of August and is the centres 777th patient this year. Augusta was rescued after a lovely couple picked her up after the car in front hit her. She had suffered a head trauma and her vision and balance has been affected.
Earlier this evening she was much improved and we decided to move her to a larger outside pen where she seems a lot happier.
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1 week ago

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Thanks to the team at Speyside Stoves www.facebook.com/speysidestoves/ for chosing The New Arc as their charity to fund raise for. Really thrilled to receive such a great donation (and to have the opportunity to nag Keith to try and get him to buy me a jacuzzi lol.... It didn't work needless to say) 😂 ...

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1 week ago

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Huge thanks to everybody who has bought items from our wish list. What a bundle of items have arrived in the last few days from waxworms to blue roll, buckets to scourers everything is so appreciated thank you all so much 😘 ...

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2 weeks ago

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We released our first batch of House Martins and Swallows today. Always a thrill to see them go ...

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2 weeks ago

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Polly has a pet spider, who I'm sure we should call Charlotte. But Charlotte won't need to write messages for us because we know that Polly is 'some pig' 🙂 🐷 ...

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2 weeks ago

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Phase 2.... Now we're getting serious ...

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2 weeks ago

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A few of our recent arrivals ...

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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

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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