July 2016 News
This beautiful leveret was being released! After 8 weeks of hand rearing and successfully being weaned, we are so pleased he has made it!
Leverets are young hares, whose population has been in sharp decline over the past 100 years, likely due to agricultural intensification. They can sprint up to 45mph, but often freeze when in danger. Unlike many young mammals, they are born fully furred and with their eyes open, yet still very dependent on their mother's milk. However mothers will leave their young alone for most of the day whilst grazing, only returning briefly to nurse them. Many are wrongly assumed to be abandoned and picked up by well-meaning people, however if the leveret is bright eyed and safe then it is best to leave it alone.
We received a delivery of donations from our Amazon wish list, Thank You to the wonderful people who sent items for our animals!
This beautiful female kestrel came in to us with a badly broken right wing. Today we have sent her to a specialist vet for an operation to pin it back together, and we hope that she will make a full recovery. She is a breeding adult of a species in decline, and therefore has an important role in maintaining numbers and the conservation of kestrel populations. Her treatment will cost around £300, which is a substantial amount for a single animal and stretches our veterinary budget. Can you help us fund her care?
Please text HART11 followed by the amount you would like to donate (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10) eg. HART11£10 and send to 70070.
If you would like to donate more than £10, please visit our Justgiving page.