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.
What a difference a year makes <3 Remember this fellow? We named him "Arbuckle" as he arrived weighing in at 2.335kg which we believe made him at that point in time the Worlds Heaviest Hedgehog. Our Arbuckle became quite famous in his own right, appearing in numerous newspapers, news clips and even via Skype with Russian tv Well …. he has worked hard at his diet and yesterdays "weigh in" showed he had reached 1.27kg, a loss of over 1 KG !! It was time for Arbuckle to leave, time for him to hunt for his own food and hopefully find a mate. We wish him luck and we will of course leave food and water out just in case he gets midnight munchies 🙂 ...
Today we released 4 common gull babies who have been with us from only a few days old. (We also released another last week who had come in unable to walk!) It was a fantastic release - all four went off flying and shouting, batheing and foraging for food. They were soon joined by adult gulls who will help them learn more skills for their new wild life 🙂 (video of release to come!) ...
Many of our volunteers, past and present will be sad to hear that our Ritzi made her final journey to the vets yesterday. She had battled through various health issues over the past couple of years, but she wasn't happy to continue trying. We shall all miss Ritzi as she was such a sweetheart, but none of us will miss her climbing our legs when she insisted on being cuddled - well actually, yes I think we'll miss that too <3 ...
**ON NOW** It's that time again 🤩🤩 Our Summer HALF PRICE SALE starts Monday 8th July and runs right through until Saturday 13th July. Everything in the shop will be HALF the marked price 🤩🤩 PLUS - watch this space for exciting news in the next week or so 😉🤫 The shop is about to get even better 😉🥰 ...
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!