Cooper arrived late yesterday with large puncture wound that was very smelly and teeming with maggots. Flystrike is a painful and often fatal condition caused by flies laying eggs on another animal. The eggs hatch into maggots which eat their 'hosts' flesh. The cycle happens very quickly so its imperative animals are treated with urgency. Coppers wound was flushed and treated and he has settled over night. He's is a good weight so we are hopeful he will recover well.
A big thank you to everyone who offered help of transport last night. The Cooper family brought him to us in the end. They waited for Dad to get in from work and then sprung on him that he had a hedgehog rescue mission to do! #superdad
I’m so please he’s doing well, when I saw him I couldn’t just leave him, thank you so much for collecting him, if it wasn’t for you I dread to think what would’ve happened to him ❤️
Happy to hear he is doing well❤️
Well done he’s in good hands now xx
So pleased he's doing well. Can I also say in current times with so much bad news & selfish behaviour, stories like this help restore my faith in humans - thank you Cooper family, Pet Samaritans & all their supporters, Much love, xx
Glad he's doing well and we were most happy to be able to get him too you, anytime we can help we will, you've only got to shout ❤️
Thanks for all you do you are all angels.xx
Well done all or helped with Cooper and wishing him a speedy recovery xx
Thank you for helping him, and the person who found him
Project Photobooth!📸 We struggle sometimes to get pictures of the animals, especially wildlife, that are good enough quality to share with you. We don't have the luxury of an onsite professional photographer but we know how much you love updates. So we put our creative heads together and 'Project Photobooth' was created yesterday from a cardboard box and some white emulsion! We just need a light source to help eliminate the shadows....if you have any affordable recommendations we'd love to hear from you. Candy and Floss the chicks enjoyed modelling for us this morning. Read their story here⤵️💛⤵️ www.facebook.com/2178508215700026/posts/2668436886707154/
TITCH THE TINY HEDGEHOG.🦔 Titch was brought in today from Bolsover by a kind gentleman who was very rightly worried by the size of his spikey garden visitor. Titches teeth and spine development estimates him to be around 5weeks old but his weight is more that of a two week old hoglet. He would definitely not have survived much longer without human intervention so this little fighter is now resting on a heat pad in our wildlife hospital and will be given the 5* treatment he deserves. Titch will stay with us along with many other underweight hedgehogs over winter until their release in the spring.
If you would like to support the hedgehogs in our care there are several ways you can help...
He is even smaller than Rodger, our adopted work hedgehog who sadly left us 2 years ago today.
His last night on earth was awesome though.
Hot water bottle, Bruce the rabbit and Stephen the cat joined him 🥰
I have room for one if you have one which is stable but needs feeding up ready for release next spring.
I am a wildlife angel and brought a baby hedgehog into you called baby on 29th September. It was only 6oz and had fleas and 3 big tics. I hope it is staying with you for winter? as I had been feeding it for 5 weeks and also another big one who is still with me. This was baby.
Aw, what a beauty! Did the hedgehog food n calciworms arrive? My Felix AGAIL for you that was coming here hasn't 🙄 I've ordered some cat litter so will drop that, heatpad n (hopefully!) Catfood in on Friday. Loadsa love, xx
Our Wildlife Hospital is still busy with new patients arriving every day. Dave the young Pigeon was brought to us by Wildlife Angels at Derbyshire Constabulary CID department a few days ago. He had been horrifically attacked by other birds after fallen from his nest. Dave's injuries have cleaned up well but he is still struggling to eat so for now food is being offered by syringe. We are however hopeful he will recover with time and proper care.🧡💙💛
Mucca the Kestrel came to us in the week after being found on a muck heap cold, wet, hunched up and unable to fly. After being warmed and a really good clean around his beak Mucca managed to eat a little bit of food. He continues to improve little bit more each day.
That last pic looks like the album cover for his latest collection of introspective folk songs.
Have just ordered some calciworms & hedgehog pellets for direct delivery to you. Did the Purina adult & kitten arrive middle of this week? If not, let me know & I'll chase. Also got a heatpad & some Felix AGAIL to drop in so hope to see you in passing a bit later this week. Much love, xx
Tuxedo Kittens....🖤🤍 These 4 week old feral kittens came to the centre over the weekend. Covered and fleas and ticks on arrival but now eating well and feeling much better after being treated. They will be put on a worming program to deal with any internal parasites too. We hope that with plenty of handling and cuddles from our team that these little spitfires will soon come round.
Our two beastie boys who we have now had for two months have settled in wonderfully. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pet Samaritan rescue to everyone. We have adopted rescue cats locally before, but after losing our eldest traumatically during lockdown, we chose to travel an hour and a half to Pet Samaritans simply down to our really lovely enquiry phonecall that both put us at ease with adopting a rescue, but also made us feel like they were not only knowledgeable but incredibly caring.
Amazing staff, who you could see were besotted with every animal in their care, no pressure to choose there and then but equally wouldnt consider showing us kittens that they felt weren't ready for their forever homes yet. Super helpful with home care advice, tips and recommendations that in 15 years of owning rescue cats noone had suggested before. The upmost respect and love for everyone at Pet Samaritans, the animals and the general public are so very lucky to have you and we would be back in a heartbeat if we could accommodate more pets! Many thanks.
Hi we have been this afternoon and left some cat food and kitten biscuits. We lost out beautiful boy 2 weeks ago and had just filled his basket with food so we have donated that plus some whiskas so I hope you can use that too. We have left a cat litter box that has never been used too so hopeful it will be of use to you 🧡💛
You will do a marvellous job as always. Here's a picture of Breeze who cant get close enough to my head 😆😆😆
Poor kittens, glad they're being looked after. Were currently in the middle of rescuing a homeless cat who's pregnant. Shes cover in fleas so cant be sorted untill shes had babys and they're no longer dependent on her.
They are adorable. You are an amazing centre .Would love to offer a loving home as recently cat bereavement makes us a sad cat free home for the first time in 33 years. How can I apply?
We are looking for a kitten when we move house in 2months we have a 2year old male neutered and he's as soft as anything we are looking for another kitten then if there ready by then 🙂 x
...... and another of Derik's adorable little face <3
Beautiful babies ❤️
A couple of wee beauties
Hello..... This is Derik that we adopted from you about a month ago <3 He is such a friendly and special little boy, we love him <3 He absolutely loves running and playing with his toys.... also loves to sleep at the bottom of the bed 🙂
Oh wow... These are beautiful, 😍😍😍 would be very interested to offer a loving home when they are ready xx
Adorable little faces <3
Aww beautiful ❤
Gorgeous. Why shop when you could adopt these beauties 🐾💚
Our little Luna loves a cuddle now.
What a sad start to life... Thankyou for helping them