group Badger Care People launches in Burnham-On-Sea area
new night-time badger rescue group for the Burnham-On-Sea area launches
today (March 1st).
voluntary group, called Badger Care People, is providing a night
service for all wildlife animal casualties.
comes after Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill decided
at the end of January that it can no longer carry out a full 24-hour
rescue service for wildlife.
the new group is operating from 8pm to 8am daily, providing care
throughout the night when other wildlife organisations are not able
to provide this service.
animals cared for by Badger Care People are transferred into the
care of another organisation, generally Secret World Wildlife Rescue,
the following morning.
Care People is a totally voluntary group, fulfilling a very important
need. Without their service there would often be nobody to provide
assistance and care for these animals.
animals will be received at New Road Farm, home of Pauline Kidner,
who has been rescuing wildlife for many years.
we realised there was nowhere for them to go," said Pauline,
"many of us wanted to help with rescues, care and assessment
of animals during the night."
we have formed a group to help and provide advice whenever we can.
We are working with the Somerset and Devon badger groups but are
there for all wildlife. With just over 70 members, we will do as
much as possible."
all Wildlife Casualties from 8pm to 8am call 07954 036687.
you need help or would like to volunteer/donate to our costs please
contact General enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01342
Kidner is the founder of Secret World Wildlife Rescue and still
works with them as an advisor.
new group is a completely separate entity from Secret World,"
added Pauline. "Secret World is quite rightly focusing on raising
funds for a wildlife hospital that is desperately needed to carry
out all aspects of the rehabilitation of their many casualties."