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.
Today Augusta our fox cub who arrived at the centre in August after being hit by a car was released back to their home range. Its always great to see successes like these when they arrived in such a bad state. 🦊🦊🦊 ...
“Keith & Pauline Marley have received IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue #AnimalActionAward for caring for an estimated 15,000 animals over the past 13 and a half years. They care for a minimum of 500 animals and birds at the centre at any one time, often rising to 750 during busy periods.”
Following the demise of our little white van we appealed for help. Lots of people suggested ideas, but sadly there were no takers. That is until Jim Reid of ‘Jim Reid Vehicle Sales’ in Kintore, stepped up to help. We secured an excellent deal where we are confident we will be well looked after by an excellent back up team. Jim has been very helpful and we appreciate his assistance. A big thank you to Dan Smith of KSR designs limited who provided free of charge the signage for our wildlife ambulance. ...
We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday 15th October, Keith and Pauline will be going to London to the House of Lords, to receive the IFAW 2019 Wildlife Rescue Award, presented by the wonderful Bill Oddie
We cannot tell you how proud and honoured we are to be receiving this award, on behalf of The New Arc team. This is wonderful for the Charity and a real recognition of the hard work we have all put in for the past 14 years
It's that time again 🤩🤩 Our next HALF-PRICE SALE starts Monday 21st October and runs right through until Saturday 2nd November. Everything in the shop (except bought in Christmas cards) will be HALF the marked price for TWO WHOLE WEEKS 🤩🤩 xx ...
Over the past seven years our ‘wee white van’ has been responsible for rescuing and releasing thousands of wildlife cases all over Scotland.... it has been a vital member of our team, but time has taken its toll and we are now in desperate need of a new ‘work horse’ which can help us to continue our work .
We are hoping that some caring company out there will seize the opportunity to assist our native wildlife! The new vehicle will travel extensively throughout the North of Scotland and with a customised livery will not only be highly visible on the road but share in our media coverage in local and national press and television.
If you are interested in being associated with one of Scotland’s most successful & respected wildlife rescues and want to find out more, please feel free to message us here on face-book, e-mail us on ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ or simply give us a call on 0796 2253867.
If you know of someone who may be interested please feel free to forward this message to them. ...
Can anybody contain/transport a pigeon, underneath railway bridge at south college street, Aberdeen, beside the arches please. Had two calls to say bird had fallen and was unable to fly, and may be just a youngster that's fallen from the nest. Please call 0796 225 3867 if you can help ...
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!