Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 10, 2013
Spencer was an old badger who had a nasty bite to its hind quarters! We were called to Pimperne on bank holiday Monday by a lovely family for a badger trapped down the side of their garage! After quite a fight to get him out we brought him back to the treatment room and treated the wounds and I am happy to say he is already back in the wild!!!!
Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 9, 2013
Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 3, 2013
An amazing happy day, neighbour knocked on my door to say that 7 ducklings has fallen through a drain cover near our house – went into immediate panic thinking Nick I really really need you! When I got to the place someone had taken off the drain cover & the 7 little ducklings had fallen 4 feet to the muddywater below. Luckily a man turned up who happened to have a kiddies fishing net & we got them out & kept them safe in a box with mum watching nearby – unfortunately she flew off before we could get her – so we walked up & down the road for ages with her flying overhead – I made an emergency call to Nicks nephew Chris – who is now our head rescuer & within 10 mins he appeared in his ambulance with the proper equipment we needed – we placed the ducklings in a cage & with mum following in the air we got to the lake – mum flew down near to where we had put the cage & when Chris opened it they all trotted out & ran to mum, well….all but 3 who went the opposite direction & ended up falling down a steep embankment – I followed & crawled through a holly bush to get to them – ouch – but they then disappeared down a fox hole arrrggghhhh.But we waited till they came out & directed them the the waters edge, it was a frantic wait as it took mum 45 mins to return to get them but we’re all on a high after seeing them all back together. Also made me feel good, that I CAN do rescues with out Nick because of the knowledge he taught me, thank you darling I know you were watching & helping me & Chris, & that you are proud of us.
Posted by dorsetwildlife on April 8, 2013
It is with great sadness that we have to bring you the news that Nick Ridge, co founder of Dorset Wildlife Rescue, lost his brave battle against cancer on Friday 5th April.
Nick worked tirelessly for the protection of wildlife & devoted his life to caring for injured & orphaned wild animals & in 2005 Nick & his wife Sandi received the wildlife rescuers award at the House of Commons.
Dorset Wildlife Rescue will continue with Sandi, Nicks nephew Chris & partner Sarah running the rescue service with the same passion & commitment to animal welfare to ensure Nicks legacy will continue to help animals in need.
Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 29, 2013
While his friends fly away Winston is grounded, his wing broken. Thankfully found by a lovely family he found his way to us where we will give him the best possible care. Even though the damage to his wing is bad he is a happy chap, who is eating well so we will do our best for Winston
Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 24, 2013
Henry came to us from a local caravan park were he was found by one of the residents there. On examination it was found that Henry had been attacked by a predator but managed to escape, injuring his back legs!! Henry will be staying with us until the use of his back leg returns……….
Posted by dorsetwildlife on February 11, 2013
Posted by dorsetwildlife on February 10, 2013
This is George found outside our old treatment room. Cold and very wet after having a run in with a group of crows and seagulls. He is now staying with us for some rest and recuperation before returning back to the wilds of Creekmoor.
Posted by dorsetwildlife on February 8, 2013
Dorset Wildlife Rescue centre is in the process of relocating to a new Dorset address – the premises will be bigger with improved facilities, & we are currently working hard to ensure that we’re ready for the spring influx of orphaned cubs.
We apologise that during this time of transition, our web site is being neglected & newsletters have temporarily been suspended whilst we concentrate on rescuing animals & building new facilities.
Please be assured that we remain open & very busy….we hope to have the website updated over the next few months with pictures of our new site & recent rescues.