Our Work With Wildlife
PLEASE HELP US PROVISION OUR NEW WILDLIFE FACILITY
Our new wild life facility is almost finished and will be ready to admit patients by December until then we are managing with difficulty with our existing small accommodation overflowing into the vet unit and winter rabbit quarters. We still desperately need funds to purchase more housing for our hedgehogs and birds plus heat mats and heaters to keep them warm throughout the winter.
SOME RECENT RESCUES
A TAWNY OWL, A CHINESE LANTERN AND A FIREMAN
The tawny owl was discovered by a member of the public who was walking along School Road Bradenham Norfolk last Friday afternoon 23rd September.
He was hanging about 20 feet up from a Chinese lantern wire by his legs. The Chinese lantern wire had become wrapped around a power line and the lantern itself had become trapped in a tree thereby stretching the wire between the tree and the power line. Read his rescue story here.
WILD BIRD RESCUES
THE NEW WILDLIFE FACILITY
MAURICE SPARKES MEMORIAL WILDLIFE SITE
This area is known as the Maurice Sparkes Memorial Wildlife Site. It is dedicated to the memory of a very dear man who was totally committed to the preservation of wildlife and animal welfare, and it is in his and others memory that funds were available to complete the work.
Included in the 15 acres at the Sanctuary, is an area of 2.5 acres with large ponds, which is dedicated to wildlife. A predator proof fence has been erected so that injured wildlife that would not survive in the wild can be released here to live as normal a life as possible in safety.
Pictured below is a tawny owl at the point of a successful release. This bird had apparently been the victim of a road traffic accident, but luckily was only slightly stunned. After treatment in the vet unit and a few days rest and recuperation this owl was once again able to fly free
Recently PACT have been able to assist two local Elderly Residential Homes by removing families of young ducks, who were causing hazards to the residence and rehome them on the ponds in this area.
If you would like to support PACT with their work with wildlife please contact us