We need to open a dedicated wildlife hospital & recovery centre to cater for the needs of sick & injured wildlife, to provide emergency facilities for the treatment of small mammals, birds dogs etc. I started out training as a vet nurse went on to study behaviour and animal welfare, work in dog behaviour & rescue save those we can. Please email for further info or to help many thanks [email protected]
In order to fully assist them in to full recovery we need to build additional enclosures & aviaries & to cater for long term recovery, in addition to the smaller hospital recovery units for incoming animals.
We also need to be able to offer facilities to cater for the on-going needs of animals that cannot be returned to the wild, after they have recovered from their illness or injury, such examples include young orphaned deer or other smaller mammals, hedgehogs, badgers or foxes, without the necessary skills to survive alone, or those with more serious injuries from road traffic accidents, that will never fully heal, birds with wing injuries such as Barn owls & other birds such as orphaned ducklings & injured sea gulls that would prevent them from being able to live fully in the wild, even after treatment.
- The centre will provide emergency treatment facilities for all injured wildlife, promote wildlife education & conservation initiatives, whereby we can work to educate local communities and work alongside other organisations to assist. We operate as a not for profit in order that funds are allocated to assist as many animals in need as possible.
- We would like to provide full operational facilities at the centre, employ our own veterinary team of volunteers & staff to cater for all emergency first aids and other casualties that come in to the centre - in order to minimise the distress the animals undergo by preventing animals having to be moved from location to veterinary centres that are willing to attend to their needs and then transported back again after treatment or during recovery as this can be an extremely stressful experience for the animals.
- We make every endeavour to note full details of animal locations when found, in order that they may be returned once fully recovered however in certain instances it is not possible to return all animals brought to us. It is for this reason we need to locate to a new premises where we are able to offer facilities to assist more individuals and offer ongoing facilities for their care.
- We also need an emergency response unit to be able to attend emergency call outs
- We work with all animals and resche dogs cats kittens badgers foxes reptiles & many morr as well as working towards education lrogrammes and campaigning we hekpnothers with their work and hekp spread awareness regarding many issues surrounding the welfare of captive, wild, farm and donestic animals.
N.B. It is vitally important for us to be able to reduce the time between the injured or sick animals being found & our team being able to administer emergency first aid treatments or medications. Not all injured wild animals are able to be caught or transported to us by the general public, this is a vital service if we are to enhance any injured mammal or birds' chances of survival once found
- Animals unable to be fully rehabilitated whether through trauma, injury or otherwise and therefor unable to be released back to the wild will be offered sanctuary for life at our wildlife centre which will offer facilities for rehabilitation & education for students of veterinary medicine, nursing, animal care staff & volunteers and at a later date will be open for school visits.
- We will work to assist others in larger scale wildlife rescue & campaigning projects to raise awareness and make the necessary changes to legislation and human behaviour for the future of our wild animal populations and our planet.
- We believe the more we can offer families to do at the centre the more income we can produce to assist our work further in helping the animals that need our ongoing assistance & the environment in which we live & therefor profits from the centre will be used purely to expand the amount of work we can do and the numbers of animals we can assist.
We will promote ecological & sustainable living with a basis in science and nature education & we will also raise campaigns to tackle local councils and ensure they start to act on complaints from members of the public regarding animal facilities currently open to the public and not adhering to animal welfare legislation, the 5 freedoms, CITES agreements or the needs of the animals at their premises. Although currently based in the NE we are able to relocate to an area where we can obtain the best premises for the hospital and nature reserve and the continuation of our work.
We will assist other individuals & groups of animals, i.e. those currently kept in unsuitable conditions i.e. those used in medical research laboratories such as chimpanzees and smaller apes, those that have suffered cruelty or neglect in the pet trade or used in the entertainment industry and currently living in unsuitable conditions whether it be in the UK or further afield.
Once established we will create income at the centre to allow continuation of animal welfare & rescue projects and supporting the animals in our care by opening to the public offering a fun filled educational learning experience about the natural world & the wildlife we share the planet with - In addition we will offer on-going seminars & courses for those wishing to learn more about the work that we do, for those wishing to gain a deeper insight into the work we do, the animals needs, the problems they experience & for those wanting to contribute on a regular basis or become more involved in the future.
We will endeavour to replant the wild meadows, to encourage smaller insect life to the site, and introduce wildlife ponds and scent gardens, with a cafe and shop on site to assist with income from visitors for further work in the field of wildlife rescue & nature conservation. The more land we can purchase the more work we can do and we would like to undertake a small scale organic arable farm/patch for own grown fruit & vegetables.
We would like to offer specific workshops for those interested in wildlife habitats, animal care, ponds & plant life, organic produce, teaching skills, such as pottery, woodworking, weaving, archery, with a supervised petting corner, farm animal section, enchanted forest walks, adventure playground & interactive guided tours offering hands on experiences incl. nature trail. We believe both children and adults alike learn best while having fun and through hands on interactive learning experiences in a variety of different forms. We would love to be able to incorporate many new & emerging technologies at the park including 3D visual experiences & hologram shows in enclosed theatre for that one off wow factor to learn about the planets & stars, our planet & the animals we help in the wild. Our cafeteria would offer a selection of vegetarian and vegan options We will operate as a not for profit business so that the majority of funds raised are used to assist in further animal work & conservation projects, but we do wish to pay staff for their knowledge & skills, thus providing employment for those with backgrounds in animal welfare, care & rehabilitation, sustainability & environmental issues, who often struggle to find paid work after completion of studies in the UK. Once established we will introduce many areas of study such as animal behaviour and critical care of wildlife courses alongside introduction to science & nature, outdoor activities & pursuits to keep the smaller people entertained - such as mini beast activities, pond dipping, bat caves, woodland walks giving in-depth educational tours, explaining about the animals and identifying every plant and tree as well as the mini-beasts that our eco-system is so dependant upon. Of course there are many areas we would like to expand to cover & only by offering a variety of courses & activities can we further expand our work in the future - we would like to offer eco -friendly on site accommodation for those wishing to stay at our nature reserve and wildlife retreat and learn about the work that we do both in the wildlife hospital and in the wider world. In particular training in necessary for those that wish to assist us although we also want to offer facilities to allow those that simply just come for a relaxing break and learn about British wildlife, the animals we have assisted and those still at risk from human interference, cruelty & extinction.
We wish the centre to lead by example and we will to run the centre on total renewable energy sources - solar and wind for heating & water, with the use of newer biofuel technologies to turn waste (in particular plastics) into fuel - to help reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our seas and going to landfill. We will also campaign for better re-cycling procedures to be introduced by councils in towns and cities as currently only approximately 20% of the plastics we use are being recycled efficiently. Although the majority of people try to recycle from home there are few opportunities to re-cycle at work it seems - this is an area that must be addressed especially given the huge amounts of plastics & aluminium cans that are currently still going to landfill and that could in actual fact be better used to provide biofuel for transport & heating.
If we are able to purchase enough land with suitable facilities we would expand to offer wildlife retreat for longer stays for those wishing to escape the city life - this will enable us to become self sufficient and support our wildlife rescue work and the animals that need our assistance - additional eco-lodges would be provided from sustainable forests - we would also contribute towards the replanting of trees & hedgerows on site and in other areas of natural beauty that have sadly been decimated.
By offering a country retreat for those wishing to escape their city lives - additional income will be used to support the rescue & education work will come from on-site activities, lectures, weekend courses, Eco Lodge cabins where people can come and stay with us to learn more about the work that we do and the work we need to expand on in the future.
Once the wildlife hospital & eco centre is set up & operating, we will begin to establish a strong campaigning team & conservation team which will work together (alongside other organisations where necessary) both in the UK and abroad to ensure we begin to win the battle against poaching, animal cruelty, extinction, deforestation, environmental pollution & much more. It is time to help the animals in need & repair the damage done to our planet by past generations.
The centre will promote ecological & sustainable living with a basis in science and nature education & wildlife assistance & conservation initiatives, whereby we can work to educate the local communities and work alongside other organisations to assist in larger scale wildlife rescue & campaigning projects to raise awareness and make the necessary changes to legislation and human behaviour for the future of our wild animal populations and our planet. We will also ensure local councils act on complaints from member of the public regarding animal facilities currently open to the public and not adhering to animal welfare legislation, the 5 freedoms, CITES agreements or the needs of the animals at their premises. We are able to relocate to an area where we can obtain the best premises for the hospital and nature reserve and the continuation of our work
We will eventually be able to offer day passes, weekend passes & hopefully longer stays for those wishing to simply relax amongst nature away from the madding crowd or city life or those wanting to learn & contribute more to our goals by undertaking any of our hands on courses in wildlife care & rehabilitation, critical care of injured wildlife & small mammal care, animal behaviour & training, sustainable living, permaculture, reforestation, recycling & other conservation & environmental awareness campaigns. In addition given the current problems we are seeing with canine behaviour in our society we would like to offer the opportunity to study other wolf & canine behaviour, offering intensive training courses and rehabilitation programmes for those experiencing difficulties - if possible we would like to eventually offer a training facility for rescue dogs whereby those suitable can be trained to become assistance dogs for the disabled, in use in pet therapy for those in care homes or hospices, in search & rescue & other areas. All of the animals would be trained by experienced trainers and behaviourists who only use positive reward based training methods. We know it's a big dream but with your help we can start to make a real difference to so many lives and create a better planet for us all to live in the future. We appreciate we cannot do it all to begin with, we must concentrate on the animals that need our help but we believe the more varied an experience we can offer for our visitors and students the more funds we can raise to help the animals & the planet in the future.
NOTE RE REWARDS - Although we would like to send small thank you gifts to all our donators we do not feel it is appropriate given the use of trees in paper making & the current use of plastics in key-ring making however once we have established the centre & if we can source manufacturers of recycled materials we will endeavour to provide - an 'I help support injured wildlife,' 'I helped build a wildlife Hospital, 'I support conservation,' 'I support global change', 'I support nature, 'I help support animal welfare,' 'I help support the environment,' or other key ring or arm band of your choice - If you would like to receive one (or more) once we have sourced an ethical supplier - please leave your contact details for us. We would like to offer additional rewards however until we can be sure we get permission for on-site accommodation we are unfortunately unable to offer this as a reward at present.
If we can raise enough to purchase significsnt amount of land not only can we provide sanctuary for many animals that can not be released we will also be able to work on plans for helping out more dogs in rescue by taking them into our assistance & workong dog training programmes.
We want to open a centre where we can truly care for the needs of many provide work for thise that csre and educate the world about the wondes of animals & their natural habitats and the crisis they face every day!