For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild

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CARING FOR SCOTLAND'S SICK, INJURED AND ORPHANED WILDLIFE

September 19th 2013

It has been a busy swan day at the centre today.

The swan that was rescued last night by Karen, our Greenock volunteer, is slightly better. It is believed that it was attacked by people in Port Glasgow on Sunday. It couldn’t lift its head yesterday, and hasn’t eaten for days. Today it has been to the vets. No fractures. It is getting painkillers and supportive treatment. It is still very nervous.

The cygnet that had an operation last week, to remove a fishing hook, developed complications and returned to the vet. More surgery, more antibiotics, more suffering, all because of carelessness.

 

Then the good news. A family group of 2 adults and 5 cygnets, been in care at Hessilhead since June, released today at Irvine harbour.

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