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AIM OF WILDLIFE TREATMENT & REHABILITATION

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Our concern for wild animals is based on how they are treated and whether humans cause unnecessary suffering, - rather than simply how many of a species there are. Our focus is on animal welfare as well as conservation of species and habitat.

Sick, injured or orphaned wildlife require careful and skilled attention if they are to be rehabilitated and successfully reintegrated back to the wild.
The ultimate aim of the Hospital is the rehabilitation of wild animals for release and successful integration back into the wild.

 


TREATMENT

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Any wild animal brought in for treatment to the Hospital will be given a careful examination by skilled staff to ascertain the type of treatment needed and to assess the animal's chances of recovery and subsequent survival in the wild.

All animals accepted for treatment will be managed within an environment designed to promote the best possible recovery and minimise any unnecessary distress or discomfort. Careful attention will be paid to diet and to the animals' need to exercise normal behaviour patterns. Human intervention will be kept to a minimum to avoid over-familiarisation and consequently visitor access will be strictly controlled.


RELEASE

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Once the animal is judged to be healthy, fully fit and able to sustain itself in the wild, arrangements will be made for its release.
Where possible, animals will be marked on their release to enable their progress to be monitored.

Data on the progress of animals released into the wild can provide valuable information to increase the chances of survival of other animals in the future.