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.
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Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue
Blakehill Nature Reserve
SN6 6RH (SN6 6RA for sat nav)
Telephone: 01793 751412
Registered Charity Number: 1115926
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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'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.