Rachel the Kestrel has been with us just over a month. She arrived extremely weak, underweight and hypothermic. We`re excited to share that Rachel is now ready to be moved out of the Wildlife hospital and into one of our outside aviaries, where she will have more space to build up her strength strength. This is an essential part of her rehabilitation.
Please consider supporting our work with a donation and help us to continue being able to birds like Rachel.🙏 https://www.petsamaritans.co.uk/donate/
Or become a Wildlife Angel Member from just £4 a month. https://www.petsamaritans.co.uk/donations/become-a-wildlife-angel/
Visit our website to find more information about our work.
We hope you`ll agree that the maternity unit is looking amazing! Penny is currently using one side with her beautiful kittens, and Mary is settling in the other side to give birth to her kittens when she`s ready. A huge thank you to Rob, the electrician, for putting in new sockets so we can plug in heated pads and for fitting new lights at the weekend.
We couldn`t do what we do without you. Thank you to everyone who helps us with their time, donations and support.🧡💛💙
The radiator in the cat maternity unit has finally given up. It`s been with us at least 15 years, and we were its second home, so it hasn`t done bad. We need heating ready for the new mums and their babies this year.🐈🐈⬛🐈🐈⬛ Can you help? We`ll pop the link in our Instagram stories or have a look on our Facebook page. We`ll also need someone qualified to fit it.🙏
If you would like to contribute towards our new maternity unit radiator, donations can be made securely through our website.
Late yesterday, on Valentines Day, we had a call regarding an unwell bird of prey near the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Its finders were very brave and managed to get it boxed up and brought over to us. The bird, which has been named Valentino, is a Sparrow Hawk who appears to have been shot with an air rifle. The shot caused injury to the wing, which meant he couldn`t fly to feed himself or take shelter, and infection has set in. Valentino was hyperthermic, but luckily, due the quick action of his finders is now with us and is feeling a little stronger today already after feeding well through the night with the help of our team. South Yorkshire Police have been informed of the incident. The penalty for intentionally killing or harming a sparrow hawk is an unlimited fine and/or up to six months in jail. We are waiting for the Wildlife officers to get back to us. If you have any information regarding shooting in the surrounding area, please do get in touch.
Looking after birds of prey uses up a huge amount of sanctuary resources. If you would like to help, please consider a donation or join our Wildlife Angel membership from just £4 a month. You can find the link to our website in our bio.
Abandoned on the roadside.🥺 These two gorgeous Silkie Cockerels are looking for a new home. They were found in a taped-up box on a roadside in the Worksop area and are currently being cared for by their rescuers. It doesn`t bear thinking how long they had been there or what their fate could have been had they not been found.
If you can offer one of these boys a home (or maybe both!), please give us a call.💙💛🧡
Pet Samaritans & Wildlife Angels 2024 Opening times!
WILDLIFE ADMISSIONS: 💙 7 days a week. 💛10am - 12pm 🧡4.15pm - 5.30pm Please note ALL birds must have an appointment before arriving due to the risks associated with Avian Flu.
For PET ADOPTIONS, please give us a call or alternatively pop into see us during our opening times to talk to a member of the team.
DONATIONS can be dropped off in person during opening hours or they can be left in the DONATION STATION, located in our car park. Please take note of the sign explaining which items we can and can`t accept.
Thank you for your support.
Pet Samaritans and Wildlife Angels Broomhill Mews Broomhill Road Old Whittington Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 9EA
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Thank you to everyone who answered to our appeals recently and have been ordering us goodies. We have felt extremely supported.🥰
We can`t do the work we do without your support. Follow the link below to make a donation ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://www.petsamaritans.co.uk/donate/ Find the link to our website in our Instagram bio, then find the donate button on our website.
We are still I need of more woodbased cat litter.🙏
Sending you much love from all the animals in our care.🧡💛💙
We have made the decision to close for visitors for the rest of the day. If you have a wildlife emergency please phone for advice before travelling to us today. Unless updated, we will be open as normal again tomorrow.💛💙🧡
Rachel the Kestrel has been moved into a bigger enclosure and is feeding herself well. She`s currently eating around 6 full chicks a day!💛💙🧡
Rehabilitating Birds of Prey uses a huge amount of sanctuary resources. Please consider helping by becoming a Wildlife Angel. Membership is from as little as £4 a month. Find out more by visiting our website, give us a call or pop in to see us.
We are looking for volunteers to join our reception team!☎️ The position involves answering the phone from 9.30am to 12.30pm one morning a week at our visitor centre in Old Whittington, Chesterfield. The volunteer must be confident talking on the phone, be able to take messages, have good communication skills and be able to commit to a regular morning each week. If you think this volunteering position would be perfect for you, please give us a call. We`d love to hear from you. 01246 455777 or 07872 421878.
📸 Pauline answers the phone on Wednesday mornings and has become an integral part of the team.💛💙🧡
Wildlife Wednesday! Rascal the Rook, is still needing his wing strapped up for support, but he is feeding himself well and looking much stronger.
Alfie, the African Grey Parrot, is chatting in the background....apologies for the rude words! He`s a little monkey.🤭
Join the Wildlife Angels and become an important part of sanctuary life. Visit our website for more information or pop in to see us.🧡💛💙 https://www.petsamaritans.co.uk/donations/become-a-wildlife-angel/