Oak & Furrows, Blakehill Nature Reserve, Malmesbury Rd, Leigh, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6RA. Telephone: 01793 751412

One of our young fox cubs enjoying the sunshine.

This year we have cared for over 25 fox cubs who were orphaned, abandoned or whose home was destroyed. They require specialist care and stay with us until they are fully grown and ready to be released which is around September time.

''Hello, where is my dinner?!''

We often have sick, injured or underweight hedgehogs in our care, especially over the winter when they should be hibernating. In 2016 we overwintered 170 hedgehogs and this year we are not far from reaching that again!

The best food to leave out for hedgehogs in your garden is cat or dog food (dry/wet). Remember do not feed them bread, milk or fishy food as this will upset their stomachs.

The summer is a very busy time for us.. baby season! Many of our littlest babies need a very gentle, patient hand to take over from mum.

Feeding, cleaning and keeping them warm is not as easy as it looks but always worth the effort.

''Whoooo's that coming in my cage?''

Owls and birds of prey do not welcome close contact so we always try to be as hands off as possible whilst giving they're recovering.

Contact Oak & Furrows

Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue
Blakehill Nature Reserve
Malmesbury Road
SN6 6RH (SN6 6RA for sat nav)
Telephone: 01793 751412
E-mail: info@oandf.co.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1115926

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Oak & Furrows relies on the generosity of our Supporters to carry out our work rescuing and caring for animals.You can help us by donating using the Just Giving link below.

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Good Morning. We have for the first time ever a juvenile Guillemot in. It was found in the middle of the road by a gentleman in Cheltenham. He kindly took it along to a vet where they checked it over. It appeared to be fine so is now staying with us until the weekend. It will then be transferred to West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton where it will be given specialist seabird care. The Guillemot is usually found around small cliff areas in the South coast of England. The female lays a single egg right along the cliff edge. The shape of the egg stops it from rolling off. When the bird is ready to leave the nest the male takes it off to the waters for a couple of months where it will learn to dive under water for fish etc. ...

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Here are pictures of the amount of netting which was retrieved from the rescue. Well done guys!! ...

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Update on Crisis Appeal Edit


You have probably seen or heard Oak and Furrows in the media over the past few weeks.  This has been due to the fact we have hit financial hardship and are in danger of having to close the centre. 

This year has been our busiest yet with a record number of patients coming through the doors.  We have also taken on more staff to cope with the number of animals needing help, as well as increased expenditures on vet bills etc.

We have had a fantastic response from individuals, schools, colleges, veterinary practices to name but a few.  All willing to donate, fund raise, offer advice and ideas and generally support and encourage us. 

The staff have been blown away by the generosity shown and just how much people care.  We still have a way to go but believe we can achieve our goal with your support.  We will keep you posted on progress.  Our sincerest thanks to you all.

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We rely on our Friend's donations alongside other things to survive and keep up the work we do. To become a member, you can sign up to make a regular donation or a one off donation and in return you will receive a news letter keeping you up to date with what we're spending the money on!

We're aiming to have 2 newsletters a year which will be distributed to all of our Friends  and will be full of exciting stories, what projects we're working on and how some of our patients are faring.

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