We care for thousands of wildlife casualties each and every year. Providing bed, breakfast, veterinary care and more to every resident.
Most of the animals treated have suffered injuries caused by the conflict between wildlife and humans. Take a look at just some of our recent admissions.
18 distressed fox cubs were brought into our centre after they were found dumped. Trapped inside plastic tubs and hessian sacks on a warm day, the youngsters needed to be treated for dehydration and stress.
All of the cubs responded well to treatment and were able to be released, with landowners permission, once fully recovered from their traumatic ordeal.
This female barn owl was admitted with a suspected fractured leg. Whilst the cause of the injury was unknown, x-rays performed in our x-ray room revealed the injury was new and hadn’t begun to heal.
To help repair the fracture our vet gave her anaesthetic and stabilised the fracture using pins and an acrylic bar.
Two weeks later the bone had healed well enough for the pins to be removed. A few weeks later she had built up enough muscle to get back to hunting in the wild.
Fishing litter continues to pose an enormous threat to wildlife. This swan was brought into the centre with fishing line and floats dangling from its beak.
An x-ray revealed a hook in his oesophagus, which would have meant this regal large bird would find it difficult, if not impossible to eat.
Attempts to remove the painful hook with an endoscope were unsuccessful, however with surgery we were able to remove the hook. After spending considerable time in our care recovering from his operation this bird was able to return to his family.
Although littering can be accidental, it doesn’t make it any less of a hazard to wildlife. This inquisitive hedgehog was found wandering on the road with a tin can stuck on his head.
The poor chap was unable to free himself because of his spines. Luckily a kind-hearted soul brought him into us and we were able to free him under anaesthetic. He was soon well enough to be on his merry way.
As well as caring for injured wildlife, our centre also rehabilitates a huge number of orphaned animals throughout the year. Find out how you can help our work with wildlife.