One of our young fox cubs enjoying the sunshine.
In 2017 we successfully cared for over 25 fox cubs who were orphaned, abandoned or whose home was destroyed. They required specialist care and stayed with us until they were all fully grown and then released 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 2017/2018 we overwintered around 140 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.
If you would like to ring the centre to enquiry about an animal you have brought in please ring between 1pm - 5pm. Please also ring the centre regarding any animal calls.
Please do NOT email or Facebook as these messages do not get picked up quickly enough and, as with most calls, the receptionist will need to ask a few questions to ascertain the situation. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week between 9am - 5pm.
We have been given a fantastic opportunity thanks to the RSPCA North Wiltshire branch.
Oak and Furrows has, like many other charities, been struggling to raise the full amount needed to keep the centre running each month. However, our local RSPCA branch, a self-funding separate charity (rather than being reliant on the main RSPCA), has been supporting us financially for a while now to help us continue with our rescue and rehabilitation work.
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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.