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Monday 30th March 2020, 15:26
Please consider supporting us through the Essex Lottery. Tickets are only £1 a week and you could win up to £25,000. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:56
One of our dear members has had her aviary blow down in the wind today. Some of the birds inevitably escaped. If you are anywhere near the rayleigh area, please be on the lookout for any domestic birds in your gardens. There are cockatiels, parakeets and budgies among the missing. If you happen to apprehend one of the birds, please let us know. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday 28th March 2020, 1:13
Joe has raised at least £700 for us turning himself into a bauldy for us !! Way to go joe, thank you !! And here is is losing his crowning glory. Many thanks to everyone who donated to see this 😂. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:54
We are still seeking suitable release sites for our hedgehogs. We get lots of offers, but it is really important to make sure that you meet all of the criteria because we need to ensure that the hedgehogs get the best and safest possible habitat. We are looking for places that already have hedgehogs visiting. This is really important as it shows they are surviving there. If you haven't seen a hedgehog for years, there will be a good reason. Please do check all of the criteria before sending your details. If you meet the criteria and would like to help, please e-mail, Sharon Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org with your postcode and your contact details. Photographs of habitat are also very useful. CriteriaProven habitat, evidence of existing hedgehogs in the area.*no enclosed gardens, they need access to several which are of suitable type*no badgers or hedgehog munching dogs*no access to poisons, slug pellets, swimming pools, high sided ponds, bonfires,uncovered drains, low hung netting or traps*no busy or dangerous roads.*no parks or playing fields.they do need;woodland and hedgerow, good foraging areas were they can find insects and nesting materials. access to a nest box and we would want you to provide food for them at least till they decide they don't need you any longer. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:36
We have had lots of extra donations of towels and newspapers since this extraordinary situation began. We are sufficiently stocked for the time being and we would respectfully ask people planning to come with towels or newspapers to hold off for the time being. We are also observing stringent protocols at the hospital, so we would like to keep visitors to only those that are absolutely necessary. Thank you folks, Sharon ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday 25th March 2020, 15:08
We have had several lactating vixens in this week. It is heartbreaking to know their cubs are slowly dying somewhere hidden. This morning we were called to old corringham, not far from us for a fox rta, the animal was dragging its back legs, a sure sign of spinal injury. The xray confirmed a broken back and 3 air gun pellets clearly showing she had also been shot. Sadly we had no option other than to put this fox to sleep. We have put on fb posts locally appealing for help to find the cubs but it is very rare they are located. If you know of a den that the resident foxes haven't returned to, please check for cold crying cubs and give us a call. Please do not interfere if mum is still about. Put some food nearby and see if she returns. At this time of year they are unlikely to survive on food bought to them by their dad the dog fox as they usually still very small and need their moms milk. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday 20th March 2020, 0:59
We hope you are all coping with this current extraordinary situation we all find ourselves in. It is of course business as usual here, we cant turn our back on wildlife in need, however, it is sure to be a very challenging year. All of our key staff are in the vunerable category. Our work placement students are not attending and several other volunteers cant come in to help. It is increasingly difficult to source supplies and fundraising events have been cancelled. Many folk who would have supported us are likely to not now be able to. Worrying times ahead .☹ ... See MoreSee Less
Friday 13th March 2020, 0:45
Last Saturday's quiz night organised by our young lass charlotte at the orsett village hall raised an amazing £1484.20. Additionally we had a donation of £300 for the event (thank you elaine baker!) Making a staggering total of ...£1784.20 !!!! Huge thank you the everyone who came and supported the event, to everyone who helped us out, loaned equipment and donated raffle prizes, thank you to charlotte and her family team who worked very hard and to lynn and gary who put on a very entertaining quiz . We are extremely grateful to you all , everyone seemed to have a great evening and the feedback was very positive. What type of event would y'all like next ?!! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less