SELBY WILDLIFE RESCUE

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Telephone : 07803 180720

Please read our frequently asked questions on the next page to ensure we assist in the most appropriate way.  Thank you

SPRING 2015 - ORPHAN SEASON AGAIN !!!!

FOX CUBS - Little Willow and Bluebell were just hours old when they arrived in Rescue.  Bluebell still had her umbilical cord attached.

 

Sadly their mum was accidentally frightened from under the shed where she had just given birth to five cubs.  Mum returned and took three cubs but left two.  These babies were left for 17 hours without food or warmth on a freezing cold night in March, (Mother's Day to be precise).  Bluebell was almost dead when she arrived and both were placed in the intensive care unit and syringe fed tiny amounts of puppy milk.

 

FOUR TAWNY OWLETS ALL ARRIVED SEPARATELY

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal or bird and don't quite know what to do.  Here's a few tips.

 

Please act quickly and:-
 

1.  Keep it warm
 

2.  Keep it quiet
 

3.  Keep it secure
 

and ring your local Vet (Wildlife is seen free of charge), or contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 or visit : www.helpwildlife.co.uk to locate your nearest Wildlife Rescue.

 

Please remember, small Wildlife Rescues receive no govenment funding and rely totally on  donations from the public.  A donation to a wildlife rescue is NOT compulsory, but the creature you take into Rescue may need weeks, if not months of specialist care, medicines and foods, so please make a donation if you possibly can.  It really will helps.  Thank you

 

WILDLIFE RESCUE THROUGH THE SEASONS:-

SPRING - Is our busiest season with an influx of 100's of orphaned babies

Two newborn fox cubs brought into Rescue March 15th 2015
Four baby blackbirds, orphaned after the tree housing their nest was felled
BABY BARN OWL ORPHANS
This is Grump, a little owl, found alone in the middle of nowhere

SUMMER AND THE ORPHANS KEEP COMING

Deer leave their young alone for hours, PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH
TAWNY OWL BABIES ARRIVE ONE AFTER THE OTHER
A YOUNG FOX CUB MISTAKEN FOR A PUPPY AND TAKEN TO THE DOGS TRUST

Caroline the Hedgehog visits the Emmerdale Village

On Saturday 12th October we visited the Emmerdale village with two of our hedgehogs, Emily and Caroline.  A forthcoming storyline (screened 27 November) includes a little hedgehog being taken to the vets by a small girl.  Caroline, a hand reared hedgehog was chosen due to her nice nature and inquisitiveness.  It was a really interesting day and hopefully we have raised awareness in hedgehog issues.

Annette releases the two Little Owls in 50 acres of ancient woodland

The story of Rocky the little owl, allegedely strung up in a tree by a gang of young boys, has touched the hearts of many.  Calls have been received from as far away as the USA.  A Dr. in London has pledged another £200 to take the reward money up to a whopping £1,000.

 

Since this horrific incident, Rocky's fortunes have changed dramatically.  Not only is he now able to fly, he has also found a mate.  Another little owl arrived from a Vets in Howden, East Yorkshire.  Billie is younger than Rocky, but they seem to be doing okay together.

 

If that wasn't enough, Rocky and Billie have been offered a home in a private 500 acre ancient woodland.

 

Thank you to everyone who has helped with Rocky's recovery, for the good wishes and messages of support.  It is much appreciated.

 

Thank you also to the Media, the Press in York and the Yorkshire Evening Post who have supported us and run this story and brought it to the attention of their loyal readers.  We are eternally grateful for all support.

A useful list of Yorkshire Wildlife Rescues

http://www.helpwildlife.co.uk/northeast.php

Annette with Selby Wildlife's Display at the Wildlife Habitation Protection Trust's Spring Day at Church Fenton

Our email address is: selbywildlife@aol.com

Telephone: 07803 180720 or send a text or email selbywildlife@aol.com

All images by Annette Pyrah