World Rescue Centre unveils new creche for wildlife orphans
new facilities for the care of orphaned wildlife have opened at
Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this week.
businesses and volunteers who donated materials and time to construct
the facility were invited along to see some of the first rescued
babies of the year being cared for at the charity in East Huntspill.
Laura Bloxham is caring for two of the orphaned animals - a pair
of squirrels. Buddy is being treated for an eye injury, and George
was caught by a cat.
is giving them regular feeds of milk replacement, and keeping
them warm in an incubator.
rabbits are also taking advantage of the new facilities, and through
the year they will house baby hedgehogs, leverets, owlets, swifts
World's Jess Crabtree, pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"These orphans need round the clock care, and their carers
need to bring the babies on site while they are working here as
staff and volunteers."
they can stay in an area that is quiet and infection-free, with
all the right equipment to keep them warm, clean and fed."
thank Somerlap, BSW Timber, Brinsea, C & H Carpets, CRS Building
Supplies, Plumbase and North Northants Badger Group for their
generous donations of materials and support, and all the volunteers
and staff at Secret World who have given their time - in particular
volunteers Graham Hardes, Greg Kelloway and Ryan Hartnoll."
room is fitted with a one-way window, so visitors to our next
open weekend on 28th-30th May will be able to take a look inside!"
businesses Somerlap and BSW Timber donated the timber for the
building. Somerlap's Kelly Jones said: "We were delighted
to support Secret World by supplying materials for the orphan
Hutchings, our Fencing Sales Administrator, and I were happy to
accept the invitation to see the finished building, which looks
amazing and is testament to the many hours of hard work put in
by the volunteers who built it. We hope it provides a safe environment
for orphan wildlife to grow for many years to come."
Braddock from Brinsea, who supplied the incubators, added: "It
is fabulous to see the new orphan room and great to know that
our incubators can give such value to Secret World. Volunteers
Graham and Greg have done such a great job. Its an amazing
facility. I hadnt realised how much goes on at Secret World
and the depth of care given to orphaned wildlife."
World relies on public donations to rescue, rehabilitate and release
orphaned wildlife. You can support Secret World online at www.secretworld.org