My visit Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary to raise funds for Wildlife Hospital

Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary is an intimate family run animal rescue based in Nuneaton. Desperately seeking donations to open a new hospital with equipment to save injured wildlife.

The sanctuary is run by Geoff and daughter ‘Emma’ (as seen above.) Since opening in 2011, the sanctuary has helped over 30,000 wild, domestic and rare animals, to include amongst others – swans, badgers, foxes, deer, ferrets and owls.

Nuneaton And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary take in hurt and abandoned animals 24 hours a day – 7 days a week and never turn any away.

They have a devoted team of volunteers to include vets and veterinary nurses. People studying conservation and animal welfare – supporting local colleges and training centres.

Most vets are not trained in Wildlife medical treatment. It’s not profitable enough for them to be encouraged. However, Geoff has built a rapport with vets in his community who often send animals to him for refuge and medical care, whilst also being volunteers

Nuneaton And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary also take in animals from their local police authority. They are a crucial part of the community, visiting schools and centres in their area, where they take the animals along too. The children love to see them. In particular ‘Gizmo the Owl’ and ‘Roxy the Fox.’

During my recent visit – Emma told me they are working with ‘ life serving prison in-mates. Teaching the benefits of animal welfare and nature. The in-mates respond with great enthusiasm. They’re setting up a small holding within the prison so that the prisoners are able to take care of the animals themselves, whilst being supervised by Nuneaton And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. I think this is a beautiful idea. We all need nature.

I got to spend time with Roxy – Aged 15. Roxy is a permanent resident at the sanctuary. She wouldn’t survive in the wild. She’s just adorable and often goes to schools and workshops with the sanctuary. She’s become the flag-ship of what they do.

Andrea Gamby-Boulger – Founder of Wetnose Animal Aid, based in Norfolk – supporting animal welfare both in the UK and overseas was so impressed with my findings. She has donated £300.00 to Nuneation And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. I presented them with a cheque for £100.00 last week as an introduction to ongoing donations from Wetnose Animal Aid. There will be more on the way. I am returning next week (I’m hooked.)

Here’s Geoff and Emma receiving the first payment pledged by Wetnose Animal Aid.

We desperately wish to help them raise funds for a new hospital building. Geoff has converted much of his home and all of his land to animal rescue. It’s his life purpose. A family run charity with the sole aim to save wildlife – providing sanctuary for an array of unwanted pets and injured animals.

100% of your donations go directly to the animals at Nuneaton And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. They need to raise funds for vet cages, medical equipment, food, electricity and other essentials for the animals.

They will not turn any creature away. They regularly provide treatments for badgers, rare birds, ferrets, snakes too. There really isn’t a cut off point as to what they will do to rehabilitate UK wildlife to go back to the wild or for rare breed pets that have been abandoned or mistreated, to be re-homed. Whilst some animals are so badly injured and effected, they remain permanently at the sanctuary.

This includes Bramble the roebuck deer and his best friend ‘Sage’ the turkey. Geoff told me he’s not sure how it happened, but Sage went into Bramble’s house and they’ve since been inseparable. This just shows how animals unite through love and bonding in a safe environment.

There are owls there too. The most stunning creatures. Their eyes whirlpools of wisdom. Emma telling me they change colour according to-night and day. Going black at night for hunting and orange during daylight. Fascinating. Their eyelashes are so long. It’s actually a couple of the owls that will be moving to the prison to be taken care of. They’re too damaged to be returned to the wild.

Whilst been shown around the sanctuary I was in company of geese and ducks roaming freely. Not to mention their 3 resident dogs. All beauties. The most moving thing is how well all the animals live alongside one another.

There’s a reptile area too where I held ‘Marmite the Boa Constrictor and got familiar with Charlotte the tarantula. I’ve learned so much as a result of this visit. The team are just delightful, so devoted. Smiles all round. Love and unity, making our natural  environment a better place. I just don’t know how anyone can be cruel to animals, but, they are and sadly a small amount of folk always will be. Yet there’s hope. Hope due to kind hearts of such wonderful work by Nuneation And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are moved by your findings, please do donate something – times are hard. No matter how small the amount – each penny counts. It really does all add up. I shall keep you updated. Myself and Andrea of Wetnose Animal Aid are very keen to support their project for a new wildlife hospital. I will show you pictures and keep blogging about the developments. I plan to visit every couple of months on behalf of Wetnose Animal Aid. I am so passionate about this.

 

Thanks Ever So Much for reading this far. I will be keeping you updated. Thanks to Andrea for your kindness. Thanks to Nuneation And Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary for all you do. Life is pretty amazing when you meet those who have given their life purpose to saving the lives of the voiceless. It puts everything into perspective.

Tiffany Harper

4 thoughts on “My visit Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary to raise funds for Wildlife Hospital

  1. Thanks for your lovely comments . The residents of Nuneaton are round of Geoff and his team at the wildlife sanctuary. He is such a caring person and is out helping animals in distress day and night all year round.

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