These 9 ducklings were brought to us by the RSPCA, their mum was leading them across a road when she was killed, so sad however at least these were rounded up and brought to us. They are under a heat lamp in our hospital and so far 48 hours later all are doing well.
We are sad to report that a few weeks ago after taking in 10 rabbits in a weekend, we have had a number of rabbit fatalities due to a suspected outbreak of VHD2 (Viral Hemorrhagic Disease). All our rabbits are now in quarantine, since then we have not taken in any further rabbits or been…
We admitted this cygnet in the week, they were quite weak and found grounded in a housing estate. Its believed they’d crash-landed. Thankfully an examination hasn’t revelled any injuries and they are eating and drinking as well as hissing at us!! We are confident they’ll be released in the coming days.
This week we have rescued a further 200 barn hens from a commercial farm. These hens would have otherwise been killed for pet food or cheap pies. Egg laying hens have a bleak life, as soon as they lay eggs around 16 weeks, they are confined into overcrowded cages, with little of their natural environment….
Today we had the Capital One top team volunteering at the rescue centre. This is the second volunteering day that that Capital One have spent here, they all grafted hard and got a lot of jobs complete that we just haven’t got the time to finish ourselves. Thanks to these guys, we got an aviary…
When we rescued Bertie the so called Micro-Pig, the BBC came with us to highlight the growing problem of breeders miss selling micro-pigs. Breeders sell them as ‘not growing larger than a Cocker Spaniel’, the reality is that they grow large and when kept un-castrated and on their own, can become extremely destructive. Watch the programme on BBC 1, East Midlands Inside Out.
These guys are came in this week with Jake. They are castrated males and currently live in our field with pygmy goats, sheep and ponies. They are very friendly and need to be rehomed together.