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Found alone in a field in Sheffield, extremely lethargic due to severe dehydration. The finders gave this little bunny some fluids until they could find a wildlife hospital to help. She's now in our care and perking up a bit more each day.

You can help wildlife during the heatwave by putting dishes of fresh water out.πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ The animals will thank you.πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ§‘


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Dorritt suffers from a condition called sweet itch, a severe allergic reaction to midges and flies. She is under a strict skincare routine which includes a regular scrub to help ease the symptoms. We sometimes wonder why we bother.πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

This year Dorritt is looking great. No sore patches and not too agitated. Our efforts are paying off.πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’›

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Look who's eaten his vegetables this morning!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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Odette the Signet is getting stronger each day. She is receiving specialist care from our team and we are pleased with her progress so far.

Our team relies on donations to keep open. If you would like to help towards our running costs we would be extremely grateful. We can't do it without you.πŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’›
These two πŸ€πŸ’™ handsome gentlemenπŸ’›πŸ’š arrived on Friday after their owner could no longer keep them. The caring team at Chesterfield Borough Council that have been involved gave us a call and we made arrangements once again. We have many animals arrive under these sad circumstances and it's always heartbreaking. The budgies are quite eldery. One belonged to the gentleman, the other was his mums before. They have been living is separate cages in conditions that really weren't suitable. However, they were obviously very much loved and are really sweet.
We don't know their names yet but will hopefully get more information next week. The budgies have now been moved into a much bigger enclosure together with lots of toys and seem very content.πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ§‘

They will be looking for a new long-term family. If would like more information about our adoption process please give us a call on 01246 455777 or 07872 421878. We'd love to hear from you.
The Rock 🐒 was brought to us yesterday after his family felt they were no longer able to care for him. He's only in his late teens but is sadly suffering from metabolic bone disease from incorrect diet and care. We got The Rock booked in with @Staveley Vets straight away for a check up and to have his mouth trimmed back as an emergency procedure. He's weighed in at a mere 0.540kg and is severely underweight from not being able to eat easily due the his deformity. Today he's enjoying soaking up some vitamin D and a warm bath in Reptoboost at the sanctuary to try to replace some of the vitamins and minerals he is desperately lacking. The Rock has had a little drink but so far not eaten anything. We need you to root for him! Come on The can do your greens! πŸ₯¬πŸ₯’πŸ₯¦ 
Please consider supporting us with a donation.πŸ™
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This Kestrel has been recuperating with us since June and eating us out of house and home but was finally strong enough to say farewell today! πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’™
A young kingfisher from Spital, Chesterfield was booked to the Wildlife Hospital today after a cat attack. Infection caused by cat bacteria sets in very quickly so time is always of the essence with cat victims. Kingfisher are really shy birds and don't tend to do very well in captivity. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in quickly and this little one will be strong enough for release soon.πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™

If you would like to support our work donations can be made through the link below ‡️‡️‡️
Found almost dead in field in Sheffield at the beginning of June. Soaking wet, cold, exhausted and underweight with several cuts and grazes. Two months of recuperation and a plentyful supply of food in our wildlife hospital and this Kestrel was finally ready for release today.πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™

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Look at ODETTE holding her head up and feeding herself. πŸ‘‘ 🦒 πŸ‘‘

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🦒 πŸ‘‘ ODETTE πŸ‘‘ 🦒 came to a few days ago after being found near a quarry in Whitwell by the guys at #Tarmac. She was extremely weak and unable to stand or hold her head up long enough to feed herself. She wouldn't have survived alone for very much longer. 

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If you would like to support ODETTE donations will be most gratefully received ‡️‡️‡️ 

Call us on 01246 455777 or 07872 421878 for adoption enquiries.
We are one of very few specialist Swift rehabilitation centres in the UK and we need your help.πŸ™

There are currently over 30 swifts in our care with more arriving each day and are getting through more that 2000 insects a day! YES 2000! Each Swift will eat up to 60 insects and then we have the Swallows and House Martins to feed aswell.

We are absolutely desperate for live waxworm and live calci worm.

Or contributions so we can purchase the insects ourselves.

Our current swifts have come from all over Chesterfield, Sheffield, Derby, Melbourne, Ashford-in-the-Water, Bolsover and Retford.
For adoption enquiries please call us on 01246 455777 or 07872 421878.

Or support us with a donation

#kittens #petadoption #supportyourlocalanimalsanctuary
They know the routine now....breakfast, toilet and then outside in the new catio to PLAYYYYYYY!πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ§‘

We have some super cats and kittens looking for families to call their own. Our adoption process is very personal so we ask you to give us a call rather than message. Adoption fees apply (this enables us to keep helping more animals in need). 

For more information please call us on 01246 455777 or 07872 421878.

Not looking to adopt but would like to support our work? Donations can be made easily through our website.⬇️⬇️⬇️
Dougie and Dave are Cayuga drakes (male ducks) and have been long-term residents at the Pet Samaritans for many years.πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™

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Ant and Dec are growing up so fast!πŸ’›πŸ€
Their beautiful feathers are coming through thick and fast and the team are absolutely thrilled at how well they are doing.
Harry Potter(y) the young gull was brought in by John Pye Auctions on Pottery Lane in Chesterfield this morning after falling 20ft to then be hit by an oncoming van. 
Harrys legs and feet despite being covered in blood on arrival look to be superficial injuries so will hopefully heal well. Harry was very stressed, hot and feisty but soon calmed down once settled at the sanctuary.πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ§‘
Ant and Dec came to us as newly born little budgies back in June. They had being left behind from an aviary clearance and were found freezing cold on the aviary floor. This video was taken when they were two weeks old. Their eyes had just opened and their feathers had started to come through.πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’™