NANNA never knows from one day to the next what is coming through our doors.
Just a few days old and this little fox was taken in by someone and hand reared. He came to us when hewas a few weeks old and will stay with us because he is too tame for release.
Please look out for your garden visitor the Hedgehog.
Every year NANNA takes in these little characters and take them through the winter and realise them early spring (weather permitting).
If you see a hedgehog out during the day, something may be wrong, take out some fresh water and a little cat/dog food (not fish flavoured).
Make a home for it by placing a cardboard box over it, but make sure one of the sides is cut out so it can move away if it wishes.
Try and see if it has obvious injuries or if it has, what looks like small grains of rice on it, these are fly eggs and will soon turn into maggots so PLEASE ring us to arange the little mite to come in. In the meantime
Then phone us on 01933 650372 and we can arrange for it to come to us for care.
This nest was disturb during building work, all three were released back after rehabilitation.
Every year we seem to increase on the numbers of wildlife we take in, but sometimes they don't need to come into us!
Please before picking up a wild animal ask yourself:
Did you know that ducklings can live without their mother, but they can't survive without their siblings?
A duckling on it's own very rarely survives when it has been picked up and taken away from it's siblings and unless you can see mother is dead you would be best to leave well alone.
Sounds cruel? Maybe but mum is usually watching you and once you have picked up the duckling she's gone.
This little fella is Jack Crow, now living in an avairy because he is too humanised to be released!
Did you know that some fledglings leave their nest before they have learnt to fly and their mother tell them to wait where they are on the lawn, side of the road or in a park until they return with some food?
Unlike some human children, the birds do as they are told, but sadly when mum gets back the fledgling has gone! Where? To NANNA's or another rescue centre!
Even wild rabbits are welcome at NANNA's, we try and release them back to where they have come from unless they are injured to such a degree that it would be wrong to do so.
Some welfare places will tell you to leave them where they are, it is nature and their mum is out there somewhere!
Whether this is right or wrong is for you to judge, all we ask is for you to make sure that the animal is in danger, before picking it up and removing it from where it is. If in doubt ring us we will guide you to look for signs or ring St. Tiggywinkle 01844 292292. It costs nothing to ask and it could save a life.
Declan the duckling came to NANNA because Mummy and siblings left him behind, so all fingers crossed!
Hang on a minute where did all those feathers come from?
Where's my cushion that cost me £30?
A feather duster would do just as well!