The sanctuary is very happy to see spring an the end of the slightly muddy conditions. Luckily lots of woodchip and very able volunteers has kept the sanctuaries animals nice and dry.
The intake requests are still coming thick and fast, three cats have come in during the last twenty four hours alone! We have also had to support several people who have been in dire medical condition and our thoughts are with them.
Holly the muntjack deer that arrived at Christmas is doing well. She will soon be able to be integrated into the resident muntjack herd in a hopefully new pen which will be constructed in the next few months as long as finances allow. We are trying in enclose a large area within the site with deer fencing to ensure their safely. Sadly this deer fencing is very expensive and our current plans are on hold until we can fund raise further. If you would like to make a donation towards this we would be very grateful
'Spike' the hedgehog (featured on our facebook page) has improved and is currently with the residents ready to see what the spring brings with his health problems. With our hedgehogs it is only time that allows us to decided who is fit enough to release and if he is able to be released the kind family who brought him in are hoping to re-introduce him in a soft release to their garden. This means he spends time in a hutch and run in the area he knows to get his bearings and has supportive feeding until he feels it is not needed.
We have had many RTA bird into the sanctuary as food in the wild has been limited and birds will take the risk while chasing and fighting for what scraps they can get crossing our roads. Some of these birds will be able to release sadly for some due to injury they will live out their lives at the sanctuary being unable to fend for themselves in the wild.
On a sad note we lost Nancy the European Eagle owl her approximate age was 14 years. She was one of a group of owls who came from social housing ten years ago along with her youngsters and partner. She enjoyed life to the full and sadly looked upon our feral cats as fair game and had she ever got out I am sure she would have given them a run for their money. She will be greatly missed as she was such a character.
As ever the sanctuary is in need of DIY materials, food and bedding for the animals, and donations to help with the updating of the site, also the veterinary care of the animals that are constantly coming in that need our care.
Please contact us if you would like to hold any fundraising events as the weather is improving maybe a sponsored walk or run, coffee morning, or event at a local fete.