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.
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 ...
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???? ...
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 ...
**STARTS TODAY 9am** 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 🤩🤩 ...
Catching up on some very late paperwork and thank you messages (not enough hours in the day sorry!) Huge thanks to all who took part in this year's Aberdeen Kiltwalk - we have just received notification that we have received a whopping £943.53 - how fantastic is that - thank you all so much <3 The second and another absolutely stunning fundraising amount is for £430 raised by FRED at the Companion Dog Show at Banchory. We are extremely grateful and hope all competitors had a great day - we would have loved to attend but sadly we just had too many baby mouths to feed to get away <3 ...
Thanks to all at The Cock & Bull, Balmedie for their continued support - we received a donation of £70 from their "Dog Menu". A great place to pop in for a meal where your dog can go too 🙂 www.facebook.com/thecockandbullbalmedie/...
We are a bit behind with thank you messages for which we are sorry... Many thanks go to each one of you. Frank, Tony and whoever bought the carrier and syringes. We have been made aware that a few items have been purchased and never received by us. We are not given notification of items ordered so we don't know if something is onway but doesn't reach us. Please do check with us if you dont see a thank you or receive a pm ...
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.
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!