Bat Care / 295km Ring Return / Long stayer Phoebe
In this issue...
Photo by Freddy Jones
PLUS - Vets corner 7 / Field news 9 / Goodbye to our Students 11 / Tweet Tweet 13 / Cattery News 15 / Fundraising News 21
It costs Stapeley Grange £50,000 to feed the 6,000+ animals which are admitted every year. The food bill for seals alone costs £500 a week. Anyone who would like to support the vital work of Stapeley Grange can now donate online at
'Together We Can' - As we near the end of a another busy summer in the wildlife hospital, a second summer under covid restrictions, the team will start to take stock, (as we do each year), and assess what has gone well and maybe what has not gone so well. It's likely that all wildlife rehabilitators around the country will be doing the same and also starting to prepare for next year.
Teamwork, and building a 'Together We Can' culture between our vets, wildlife assistants, vet nurses, and office and maintenance teams is critical, particularly over the summer months, when we can have up to 1200 animals in care. Just as important is the 'Together We Can' attitude outside Stapeley and the support we offer and receive from external organisations. We have worked hard to develop external partnerships over the years and it is something we will continue to develop as it is crucial to our work. A few examples include....Stapeley does not have the deep pools required to rehabiliate seal pups through to release so we work closely with Welsh Mountain Zoo and RSPCA East Winch; we also move our deer fawns to RSPCA West Hatch (Taunton) who see them through to release; we transfer excess bat pups in the summer months to bat groups in the region; we work closely with Cuan Wildlife Hospital (Much Wenlock) and Lower Moss Wood (Knutsford) when transferring animals locally between our Centres, especially so when we are struggling for space for certain species; and we work with vets in the North West; Oakmount (Burnley), Alder (Liverpool) and Rutland (St Helens) who kindly take in wildlife casualties from the public and Inspectorate. We then arrange twice weekly pick ups through our volunteer drivers. Teamwork is critical, not only locally but regionally and even nationally.
Our partnerships must be mutually beneficial to work long-term, so in return for 'their scratching our backs, we will scratch theirs'. In the case of Welsh Mountain Zoo taking our seal pups for the last stage of their rehabilitation, we will take all the rescued seal pups from the Welsh coastline and rear them to a point where they need the Zoo's deep pools. This is where they have struggled previously.
As Aristotle once said 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' and that is certainly true of wildlife rehabilitation. Together, we want to reduce suffering and release/rehome as many rescued wild, exotic and domestic animals as we can. By developing our partnerships further can only help reduce suffering and release/ rehome even more animals. Lee Stewart, Centre Manager
Just one more thing...
Back to the Roost
Windy, Stapeley's latest otter cub, was found alone and crying for his mum, after being spotted by a member of the public just last month. Poor Windy was reportedly not moving, shaking and was easily piucked up by the concerned member of the public.
The otter was taken to a local vet practice who treated him for fly-strike in four places on his body. Other than fly-strike the cub was found to be of a good body condition. Returning the otter to where he was found and monitoring (in case mum returned) was discussed at length but it was decided that he brought into care.
Windy, named after Lake Windermere where he was found, is now doing really well at Stapeley Grange but the team will continue to monitor his progress over the coming weeks. Windy will now remain in care for around 12 months before he can be returned to the wild, alongisde another orphaned cub.
Otter rehabilitation is very specialised and you need to have suitable facilities to care for them. Sadly, there are very few facilities in the UK that can care for otters cubs through to release, so we are always having to make a plan to accommodate them. Young otter cubs can be with us for up to 12 months before they can be returned to the wild so their care is not only time consuming but very expensive. It can cost up to £4,000 to return a pair of orphaned cubs back to the wild. We currently have eight in care so we are looking at £16,000 to return just these eight orphans back to the wild.
If you see a wild animal in need of help, you can call our emergency line on 0300 1234 999.
Bat gloves are essential when handling
A C. pipistrelle bat pup can weigh as little as 3g
After months in care 11 oiled geese were returned to Bumble Hole
On 13 July a bat pup was admitted to the hospital, having been found by a member of the public in their garden. After being identified as a Common Pipistrelle the pup was checked over to ensure he was well and had no injuries, warmed up and given rehydration fluids. Bat pups in the UK are born between June and July, so this pup was already well developed and close to being weaned though he took well when fed with puppy milk, a good sign.
We are often successful in rearing Bat pups at Stapeley but, in this instance, no care compares to that which a mother can provide. I knew this pup would be a good candidate to attempt to reunite him with mum; he was strong, had the details of the location where he was found and the finder also knew where the entrance to the roost was. Bats emerge from their roost in the evening before sunset to feed so this is the best time to attempt reuniting a pup with its Mum. With time constraints in mind due to the possibility of the mother Bat abandoning the roost I contacted a local bat carer who was able to take the pup back to the site before sunset on the same evening as its admission. Once there the bat carer was able to locate where the bats were emerging from for their nightly hunt, she then donned a pair of thick gloves for handling the pup and held it high in the air. Although some adult Bats had taken interest by flying close to the pup to take a look, none had shown any inclination of picking it up. After a while it looked as though the likelihood of mum being in the area was low, so our bat carer began to pack up and head to the car. As we began to pack up, the pup began to vocalise, calling out and flapping its wings. Suddenly two adult bats began circling, calling and coming in closer to get a good look. Then the pup launches into the air, flapping its wings as mum swoops down to take him up and flies off. A fantastic sight and a testament to what wonderful mums Bats are and to the strong bond that they share with their baby.
There are 18 species of Bats in the UK, 17 of which are known to be breeding. All are protected species due to a decline in population numbers. Bats play a very important role in our ecosystem, helping to pollinate, spread seeds and even act as pest control by feeding on insects so it's always a great outcome when we can release pups back into the wild. Bats can live up to 30 years in the wild so everyone released is important.
Sophie Sneddon, Wildlife Assistant
Windermere's otter cub
295km ring return for Greylag
A juvenile Greylag goose was admitted back in August 2020 from the Derby area due to being weak and wobbly. Our records show that there were no obvious injuries so he would have been given supportive care, which entails tube feeding rehydration fluid three times for the first 24 hours followed by a high calorie liquid diet for a further 48 hours. After this period of intensive care the goose would likely have started feeding for itself. Whilst in care we feed greylags (like most waterfowl) mixed corn, duck pellets and chopped grass in a washing up bowl. Waterfowl are usually given seven days in isolation before being transfered outside, where they are mixed on one of three large grassed pooled areas.
This particular goose was released on 14 September 2020 with other juvenile geese. He was taken to a site that we use fairly regularly for such releases; Marbury Country Park in Northwich. All the geese would have been ringed with metal and plastic rings so they could be identified in the field. These rings are supplied by the South Cheshire Swan Group. The group, led by David Cookson, is part of a larger network of ringers who can report back on longevity and unusual movements of the birds.
We were very surprised when David got in touch to report that 61C (the number for this individual goose) had been seen at Strathclyde Country Park, North Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND!!! The goose had moved 295 kms from the release site!!! All the staff at the centre were thrilled with the news that 61C had successfully traveled so far. It will be interesting to find out where the goose moves onto next or maybe it will decide to stay in Scotland.
If you ever see birds with coloured rings on their legs, then always take note of numbers or letters and the colour of the ring, then the date and location and report them online to the British Trust of Ornithology (BTO). The Trust and all those involved are always really interested to receive information. They will also feedback on the bird: where and when it was ringed and any other sightings that may have been made on the bird. From a rehahilitation point of view it is so important we know our birds are surviving back in the wild. Rob Whitehouse , Wildlife Assistant
When ready waterfowl can be moved from isolation out onto one of three pool areas
Greylags like most waterfowl start their time with us in Isolation
Shag returned to Holyhead
This shag presented to Stapeley after being found struggling on the beach, thought to be an inexperienced juvenile in need of rehabilitation, and also mildly lame.
After 48 hours of supportive care, the bird was deemed stable enough to have a general anaesthetic to perform full x-rays to rule out any underlying issues which could explain its need for intervention.
Although all the wing and pectoral girdle bones looked normal, one of the bird's toes was dislocated. I was able to replace the dislocated bone, and further x-rays in multiple views showed no damage to the joint space or bones, which was lucky!
There was a small amount of soft-tissue swelling around the joint and a small wound nearby, so the shag was placed on anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotics.
We also made a special shoe out of cardboard, bandage and tape to provide support and stabilisation to the dislocated joint for the first few days.
After 10 days, the bird was walking perfectly and was moved onto a pool to spend a final few days on a pool while awaiting release.
LATEST NEWS: The Shag, rescued in Holyhead, Anglesey, was networked home via Tim, one of our volunteer drivers to one of our RSPCA Officers. We received a report later that day, 'The release went perfectly. The Shag was released into Holyhead new harbour, where it flew off and started feeding within minutes'. This was a great result for everyone involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of this beautiful seabird.
Dr Sophie Common (Vet Surgeon)
The ubiquitous and overwhelming human presence has many forms and can have devastating consequences for wildlife, that mostly remain unseen. Here at Stapeley Grange we receive many animals each year that suffer the brunt of this. Here is an example of one such case that thankfully had a favorable outcome.
A cygnet was brought to us with a large mass on the neck and a wire protruding from it, that had pierced through the skin. We performed an x-ray immediately, that revealed he had swallowed fishing litter that was blocking the passage of food. Thankfully no hook was present. Under general anaesthesia, we were able to surgically remove all the debris from his oesophagus and suture the incisions. He was treated with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs. For the following three days, he had to be tube fed in order to allow the inflammation to subside and tissues to heal properly. Subsequently, we performed and oesophageal endoscopy to make sure the tissue was healthy and that it was safe for him to start eating by himself.
He continued improving everyday, gaining weight and eating a lot, so after 2 weeks of monitoring and recovery, he was finally strong enough to join his mates outside. He's still with us as he's too young to fend for himself, but we are enjoying watching him grow everyday into a beautiful swan. This case and so many like them highlight the important role we play in wildlife rehabilitation. On the one hand, things that may seem insignificant to us can cause them suffering and even cost them their lives. Dr Alda Goncalvez (Vet Surgeon)
The swan in the photo arrived at the hospital with multiple infected puncture wounds on his neck; we normally see this type of wounds when they have been attacked by a dog. We took an x-ray, which was thankfully normal, so we cleaned and flushed the wounds. We then gave him some time in isolation with pain medication and antibiotics. Sadly, despite all our efforts, we had to put him to sleep.
To me, the most frustrating cases we receive in the centre are those that are caused directly or indirectly by humans, such as wounds caused by fishing litter (or other types of litter), road traffic accidents, cat and dog bites and animals being shot or caught in snares. The only positive I can take from these cases is that they are preventable if we all behave responsibly. Education is key to preventing man made cases. In this case, owners can keep their dogs under when they are close to wildlife Dr Judit Artero (Vet Surgeon)
News from our RSPCA Officers
Breakout snakes - Inspectors Joynes, Bethel & Smith
Inspectors were kept busy w/c 5 July as stray snakes were spotted around the Cheshire area. Inspector Joynes collected two non-natives, a Desert King from St Helens which went to Stapeley, and a Royal Python found crossing the road in Knutsford, which went to a specialist in Runcorn.
Inspector Smith and Inspector Bethel were also both called to St Helens (now renamed Snake Helens by officers!!) to collect two further strays, one of which was another Desert King.
It is thought that the escapees were more active due to a spell of warm weather.
Squirrel in need of weight watchers - Inspector Goodman James - On 18th June 2021, Inspector Goodman James attended a rescue of a grey squirrel trapped in a bird feeder in Moulton, Northwich. The squirrel was otherwise uninjured and after a few snips to the wire, was able to free himself and escape onto the nearest tree.
"It is illegal to release a grey squirrel if it’s been caught and brought into captivity, per the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Invasive Alien Species, (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019, however RSPCA Officers can release 'in situ' in such cases. Any grey squirrel that is brought into a wildlife centre, like Stapeley Grange, now has to be put to sleep, which is really sad for the team"
Juvenile gull rescue - Inspector Joynes - In June, a gull chick managed to get trapped in guttering at a property in Birkenhead. Inspector Joynes and the Fire Service attended and were able to rescue the bird who was tired but had just superficial injuries to its wing. The bird was transferred to Stapeley.
Gull rescue in Merseyside - Inspector Smith (log 641638) - On 9 July 2021, Inspector Helen Smith was assisted by Merseyside Fire and Rescue service in the rescue of a juvenile gull. The gull had been placed onto the roof by a well meaning member of the public, however was attacked by an adult gull and ended up stuck in the gap between two buildings. The Fire service climbed through a window to gain access to the roof and the bird was handed safely to Inspector Smith.
Gull entangled in razorwire in central Liverpool (log 623011) - On 22nd June 2021, Inspector Showering was called to the ‘Black-E’ building in Liverpool after a resident noticed a gull had become tangled in razorwire. Merseyside Fire & Rescue agreed to assist and using various kit, were able to part the wire around the bird, which managed to fly off.
Entangled buzzard - Inspector Louise Showering - In May Louise attended Antrobus Golf Course to rescue a buzzard seen entangled in barbed wire fencing. The bird was cut free and taken to Stapeley but unfortunately had to be put to sleep due to its injuries.
Swan rescue/Inspector casualty - St Helens - Inspector Joynes attended a call in St Helens, Merseyside after a swan was seen with hook and line in her leg. Anthony battled - quite literally - with the female birds’ protective partner and managed to retrieve her from the water. She was found to have swelling and infection and was taken to Stapeley for xrays. Once the swan was delivered, Inspector Joynes drove himself to Arrowe Park hospital for xrays of his own, courtesy of Mr swan.
Canada goose paralysed by gunshot - Inspector Jenny Bethel - In May, Jenny attended Spring Lane in Lymm to rescue a goose from the canal. The goose was struggling to keep upright and kept floating upside down. Inspector Bethel managed to retrieve the bird from the canal and take it to Stapeley. X-rays confirmed the goose was shot in the spinal area, causing him to be paralysed and sadly the bird had to be put to sleep. An appeal for information was put out in the press.
Goodbye to our 2020/2021 Students
“I’m Mollie (pictured right) from Manchester Metropolitan University and I came to Stapeley because I wanted to help animals in need for my placement year. I’ve loved my placement, I have gained a lot of practical experience with handling and caring for wild animals and the whole experience has been extremely rewarding. I want to go into caring for animals at a zoo or wildlife rescue once I graduate university so this experience is invaluable to me. My favourite moment was seeing two swans I helped care for get released back into the wild; it was an amazing moment.”
Our year long student programme is proving incredibly important to the running of the wildlife hospital and cattery and as we say goodbye to five of our students, within days we are welcoming our 2021/2022 coholt. Mollie, Serena, Keely, Nina and Sahara have been fantastic and helped the team during what has been a very difficult time. Thank you guys.
A message to all our amazing Sainsbury's shoppers in the Nantwich branch who continue to support us. With winter fast approaching we will be needing Whiskas cat food (not fish based or gravy) which will be needed to feed the many hogs that will arrive at the centre over the coming months.
‘I’m Nina (pictured above) from the University of Salford. I came to Stapeley Grange for my placement year whilst working towards a degree in Wildlife Conservation. The time I spent in the wildlife hospital was an incredibly fulfilling experience, as I got to work hands on with a variety of native and exotic wildlife and I developed a plethora of skills that will help me in the future! I will never forget catching animals and watching them be released, and I can now confidently say that I would love a career in wildlife rehabilitation doing similar work to what I experienced at Stapeley Grange.’
Hello, my name is Sahara (pictured right). I am a year long placement student from Harper Adams University. I chose Stapeley Grange for my placement as it would give me a great advantage to have experience with the RSPCA and the wildlife rehabilitation sector. Stapeley has given me the opportunity to work closely with some incredible species such as swans, otters, seals and foxes, something that is not found in many places. My favourite moment was participating in some releases, it is the best moment after having taken care of them for many months, it makes all the work worth doing.
I’m Keely Foster (pictured below) studying at Harper Adams University. I’ve been at Stapeley because I wanted to broaden my knowledge and skills with domesticated cats in a rescue centre. I thoroughly enjoyed my placement as the staff were very friendly and helped me learn throughout my experience. I had many memorable moments, but one favourite was being able to help with the rehabilitation of the nervous cats helping them to gain trust in humans. My experience has helped me to gain more knowledge and insight into the world of rescue and rehabilitation which I’m hoping will help with my future career.
My name is Serena (pictured left) and over the past year I have undertaken a placement year at Stapeley as part of my Salford university course. I initially wanted to join the team due to my passion for animals and to gain knowledge and experience regarding the care and rehabilitation of wildlife. This placement year gave me wildlife rehabilitation experience in real-world situations. This allowed me to develop skills for a job working with animals and will ultimately help me towards my goal of working with wildlife to aid in conservation efforts. A highlight of my placement is hand-feeding orphaned birds, working with seals, and being involved in the rewarding work of making a difference to the lives of wildlife.
Animal Welfare Officer Sonia Hulme
It's not only our bird patients who tweet - we do too! We now have almost 4000 followers on our two Twitter accounts and it is growing all the time. Here is a selection of our tweets.
Don't forget to follow us @RSPCAStapeley or @StapeleyCats
@RSPCA _ OFFICIAL
The official RSPCA Twitter
@SONIA _ RSPCA
Inspector Anthony Joynes
More RSPCA twittering
Regional Media Manager Rachel Butler
Inspector Herchy Boal
Stapeley's video collection
Otter time - Santon and Storm at play and Orphaned otter cubs
Fox cub feeding time: and Fox cub kiss chase
Great crested grebe, Gulls galore and Some hungry jackdaws
Some cheeky little polecats and Weasel orphan
Common buzzards chicks and Cygnets in need of TLC
Hoglet feeding time, Leveret release and not forgetting our Orphaned storm seals and Daffi, our orphaned otter cub
Animal Collection Officer
RSPCA inspectors, staff and centres across the country use Twitter too - here are some more accounts to follow
Long stayer Phoebe still looking :(
It would seem that over recent years rehoming some our cats is becoming increasingly more difficult. Although we are working hard to generate more interest through all possible social media routes, there are just some cats that take us longer to find them their loving for home.
Phoebe is one such cat that always seems to be missing out. Having kittens in care and available for adoption certainly does not help Phoebe either!! Phoebe has now been with us nearly 6 months, so we definitely think it is time for her to find that new loving forever home.
Phoebe is a lovely young cat (just look at those eyes!!) and approximately 3 years of age. She came into our care after her owner sadly passed away. She enjoys a good fuss but this is usually on her terms, therefore Phoebe would be better suited to a someone with cat experience, someone without young children. She would need to have access to a safe garden that is away from any busy roads.
If you are interested in giving Phoebe a new home please complete a new perfect match form which can now be completed online: https://bit.ly/3gqdW4n
The Covid 19 pandemic has taught us a few things, one of which will help adopters more easily apply for pets through a quicker and easier online form. So if you are interested in adopting one of Stapeley Grange's cats please:
1) Visit our find a pet website to find cats ready for rehoming https://bit.ly/3gqdW4n for a potential match.
2) Complete a perfect match form, you can select a cat/s that could be a match for you. You can complete this online via https://bit.ly/2WghLSL
3) Don't worry if you are unable to choose a cat/s we are here to help. Based on what you write on the perfect match form, we will try our best to find you the best possible match.
There is nothing better than giving a rescue cat a new home. As well as providing that individual with a new home for life, you are also freeing up space for another cat in need.
PLUS you are also getting a great deal as for the adoption price of £80 or £90 for an adult or kitten respectively, you are adopting a cat that is neutered, fully vet inspected and also vaccinated.
Looking for loving forever homes
Online applications here to stay
JJ was one of our long stayers in need of a new loving forever home. He is now rehomed!!
Look no further than Angel & Boo!! They are such loving cats that deserve all the love in return. This is the pairs second visit to Stapeley grange, no fault of their own. Boo is happy to receive all the love she can get and she even chats to you, especially when she wants food. When Boo came back into the cattery it was very clear she needed to lose some weight though, over the past few months we have worked extremely hard to help her lose weight. Angel is the 'shy one' but has grown in confidence and now loves a fuss. These beautiful girls will need a home with access to a safe garden away from any busy roads.
Stapeley pairs....looking for homes!
Student Placements @ Stapeley
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These beautiful cats were found in a house living under the floorboards. They have taken their time to adjust to life here in the cattery after they arrived back in February. They are both shy kitties and will need time to settle once they arrive home. The pair love being outside and sunbathing so will likely spend much of their time outside. Luke and Leia would suit someone who has had previous experience with nervous/shy cats and would understand the potential work involved in earning their trust. The pair would need one room where they can adapt to home life before being introduced to the rest of the house. An adult only home would be best suited for this pair due to their nervous/shy nature.
Is that a cat in the wall?!
One Sunday afternoon Inspector Helen Smith was called to a cat trapped on a roof of a house. Before sge arrived a man had turned up with a ladder to try and help the cat and it had ran away and dropped down the chimney pot.
The fire service arrived with the ladders and a telescopic pole with a camera on the end to try and locate said cat but they couldn’t see him.
Helen had to convince the owners of the house (not the cat) to allow us to cut a hole in their bedroom wall, as that was the only place that the cat could have ended up.
Low and behold he was in their wall cavity very distressed. He was thankfully chipped and the owner was contacted to collect him. Hopefully he won't do that again in a hurry!
We can all support wildlife whether it be internationally, nationally, locally within your community or simply feeding birds or hedgehogs in your back garden. It all makes a difference and helps to keep us connected to nature.
We just can’t keep our children, (now young people), away! It has been fantastic to welcome back one of our former Virtual School children for work experience through the summer. They have successfully completed the first year at college on an animal care course, and have been able to put to use all of the skills gained at Stapeley as they continue through education.
Mark, our education officer, has worked alongside our summer volunteers on practical tasks outdoors, including bench building using recycled materials, and getting their hands dirty helping the wildlife team clean the outdoor enclosures. They were vital in helping with the nest box building for our summer workshops too. We are immensely proud of this progress and seek to support all we can, and are also grateful for the willingness to return and help out at the centre!
It is such a shame that Charlie, who is rooted into all that is education at Stapeley Grange, is moving too far away to commute (even though we tried to talk him into it!). All the team at Stapeley gathered to say goodbye to Charlie who has been so dedicated and worked on every aspect of the education programme for the last decade.
He was instrumental in maintaining contact with the Virtual School children through the challenging Covid lockdowns, and always brought his calm demeanour, vast knowledge and cheekiness to every session - working wonders with the children, and always inspiring others about nature and animals.
He shall certainly be missed at Stapeley however, the good news is there may be more from Charlie for the RSPCA, just in the North East! We wish Charlie well and look forward to continuing our work together, no matter what the distance may be!
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Our work with groups that support vulnerable children took another step forward this summer. The education team were happy to welcome Children from Monks Coppenhall Academy with the OYM group and the Nantwich Young Carers onto summer workshops.
The children, visiting staff and our education team had fantastic days together, with an outdoor tour of the cattery and wildlife hospital, views of hoglets and a variety of baby birds, from swifts and housemartins to squabs and ducklings, through the orphan room window.
The children took on the challenge of making their own bird boxes to take home and enjoyed fun activities including a paw print search and identification, being bees and collecting ‘pollen’ (pine cones beneath giant flowers!), and toasting marshmallows. It was great that the children were able to experience a really fun day, while also taking home a better understanding of the work of RSPCA and the welfare needs of animals. We look forward to providing more opportunities such as these in the near future.
Fond Farewell to Charlie
On the 9th October Chalene Gibson and Lisa Nicholls will be taking on the Tatton Park 10km challenge, to raise money for Stapeley Grange and our swans. Chalene and Lisa signed up separately but actually know each other!! They are both nature lovers and enjoy spending time with swans in and around Northwich.
You can support either Chalene or Lisa via these links.
Chalene Gibson is fundraising for RSPCA (England and Wales) (justgiving.com)
Lisa Nicholls is fundraising for RSPCA (England and Wales) (justgiving.com)
It's been a tough 18 months for everyone, including charities. Public donations are obviously important to the running of the RSPCA, including Stapeley Grange. Although we do receive some Government funding it amounts to less than 0.1% of our annual expenditure, therefore fundraising has always and will continue to be critical to the running of Stapeley Grange
For anyone interested in fundraising for the Centre, you can now set up a Justgiving page on either our cattery https://bit.ly/3xKN9Xt or wildlife hospital https://bit.ly/3xGdHcs sites. We are obviously happy to support any fundraising ideas you may have so please email us on email@example.com to discuss further.
We still have four charity places for two running / triathlon events based in the North West and Wales for anyone that fancies a new challenge. For more information on the events, required sponsorship and how to apply please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also have events closer to home that you may want to sign up for to help raise money for our animals. Every £ raised will go towards the care of our animals.
On the 15th August Lidia Izaola, a summer wildlife assistant at our Centre, took on an incredible challenge, the Two Tunnels ultra which is 50km or 31 miles. This was Lidia's very first ultra marathon and she managed to raise an incredible £360 in the process. Lidia's drive to raise money for the Centre was down to what she sees every day. Lidia said “It is heartbreaking to see so many wildlife casualties being admitted in the hospital, whether it is through litter, fishing litter, dog attacks, shootings, oil spills or animals that become orphans because of man's interference and sometimes cruelty.” The team would like to thank Lidia and all those who supported her.
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