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.
Edited post We did not post this photo to distress people indeed it is sad, but no more gory an injury than when Cooper was alive. Had we not posted his photo we would (from experience) had received many, many comments and messaged asking for confirmation that it was him, whether the injury matched exactly etc etc Sorry to those who found the picture upsetting but sadly it is part of our daily life, and if you follow our page something we very, very rarely do
Sadly, The New Arc has to report that the body of a young otter was recovered from some bog land near the River Lossie earlier today. There is no doubt that this is certainly the much loved 'Cooper' who hasn't been seen at the pond for several days. The New Arc would like to thank all those who have helped and offered assistance in attempting to catch and treat him. We are only sorry that we were unable to catch him in time to prevent such a sad result. ...
#GIVINGTUESDAY2019 We have over 12,000 likes on our page, YES !!! OVER TWELVE THOUSAND <3 🙂 Would you/could you donate the cost of a coffee to help us help them? Please 🙂 So many people have liked our page, and enjoy reading our updates #donateplease Twelve Thousand people, donating just £2.50 ….. WOW could we do it???? It would be great to try 🙂 #Costofacoffee 🐶🐡🦆🦉🦅🐱🐭🐸🐦🐒🦇🐌🐍🐝🐴🐥🐯🐓🐈🐇🦡🦜🐏🦢🐑 paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/140208 ...
Stocking fillers <3These gorgeous brooches would make an ideal Christmas gift. Ranging from £3-£6 they are available at the shop or we can mail them out to you for a P&P fee of £1. Please note that these brooches are on sale at the shop and may be sold. If you are making a trip to the shop especially to buy one we advise that you check with us that it is still in stock to avoid disappointment xx ...
As Giving Tuesday is nearly upon us, we would like to appeal to you for donations. You are aware that we have been fundraising for our new Accident and Emergency Unit, and we are thrilled to be able to show you our progress. There is still a long way to go before we can open the doors (we don't even have a floor yet so safety first lol). We have been so grateful for all the support we have received so far, and we are so excited to be at this stage with our new building. This will be such a fantastic facility for our wildlife Please help if you can ...
GIVING TUESDAY - 3rd December PLEASE SUPPORT US - We still have an A&E Unit to finish 🙂
What will you do for Giving Tuesday - hold a coffee morning? Do a sponsored walk? Have a cake bake at work? Do a facebook fundraising page? All donations this year for Giving Tuesday via our Paypal from 6am on Tuesday 3rd December will be given an extra 10% www.paypal.com/fundraiser/112574636177901026/charity/140208...
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All sorted now thank you to Susie and her son for collecting and delivering.
We have been very kindly offered 20 large round bales of hay, but they need collected and transported. We don't have a trailer that can do that - can anybody help please? Transport is from Cuminestown to us. Any suggestions please 🙂 ...
Do you live within 10 miles of Aberdeen, and need your car valeted? Here's the people to do it! £5 donation to The New Arc for every one between now and Christmas (as long as you mention The New Arc when booking) <3 ...
The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre (known as The New Arc) is a small independent charity, based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire [ tap here for a map ].
The New Arc was set up in 2006 and is a Scottish Registered Charity (SC 037332).
Please note we are not open for visits to come and see the animals. Whilst we are happy to received injured wildlife at any time (it is always best to ring before arriving to give us your expected arrival time), we are not presently able to receive members of the public for tours.
What do we do?
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.
We are based just outside Ellon, Aberdeenshire, but cover the whole of the North East of Scotland. We have a ten acre site, with facilities for a range of animals, from horses to guinea pigs, buzzards to foxes. We currently have several buildings which can be utilised in various ways, and are always striving to improve conditions for the animals in our care. We are totally funded by donations, sponsors and our Charity Shops.
As a small charity with many animals and birds to care for, we are not open to the public. The Sanctuary is run from our home, on our own land, and we are not set up for people to pop in and have a look around. If you wish to arrange a visit, this must be by prior appointment. Please contact us to make arrangements.
We’d like to refuse no animal, bird or reptile, whether it be domestic or wild, but with limited land it has become impossible to take every animal we are requested to help. We do try to find alternative accommodation if we cannot help, with other local organisations. We have a non destruct policy, unless the animal is beyond recovery and having taken consideration of veterinary advice.
How can you contact us?
We are very happy to give advice over the phone – (0796) 225 3867 – to anybody who finds an animal or bird they think may need help, but are unsure how to proceed. Please feel free to look at our wildlife page for some tips, and some “what to do /what no to do” ideas.
We try to be available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but due to the amount of calls we now receive it may be that we cannot answer your call immediately.
Please do leave us a message via our contact page and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
If you feel an animal or bird needs URGENT assistance please CALL on (0796) 225 3867. Often our emails are only checked once a day, and a call could save a life.
Where are we?
Directions: We are approx. half way between Ellon and Auchnagatt, on the A948 Ellon to New Deer road. From Ellon – continue past the turning for Drumwhindle up over the hill, past the turnings for Dudwick, then the turning for Stuartfield. Staying on the A948 you will see the Centre signs on the right hand side.
We are not financially supported by Government or any other large organisations – ALL our funding is raised by donations, and monies raised through our Charity Shops which are at:
Banff – 21 Low Street, Banff.
Ellon – 42 Bridge Street, Ellon.
If you have goods that you would care to donate, feel free to deliver them directly to the shops. Please do not take items for the shop to the Centre itself, we have no spare storage space.
If you would like to volunteer as a helper in the shops please pop in and ask for information.
We hope many of you will find the time to call in and visit, bring in your unwanted bits and bobs, and perhaps grab a bargain at the same time!
How can I help?
In today’s economic climate everyone is feeling the pinch. Funds are at an all time low as donations to the New Arc have dropped significantly over the past 18 months.
Not everyone can spare the time to come to the centre and give ‘hands on’ assistance, but there are ways in which people can help us continue to rescue and care for abused, neglected and unwanted pets and injured and orphaned wildlife.
You could volunteer in one of our shops (Ellon or Banff); be a pick up volunteer for the times that we cannot get to collect goods or, on occasion, birds/animals that need to come into the Centre.
If you can help in any way, we’d love to hear from you – please contact us using our web form or by phone on (0796) 225 3867.
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!