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



December 31st 2013

As the year draws to a close there has been no shortage of new patients. Late on Sunday evening a little roe buck was brought to us all the way from Newton Stewart. He’d been hit by a car in the afternoon, and 4 hours later was still lying behind a wall where he’d been moved for safety. That’s when his rescuers contacted Hessilhead. We were pleased that they brought him all the way, as we were busy feeding seal pups.

Two guillemots are in care, not surprising after the stormy weather. Both underweight and being hand fed.

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Several gulls, swans pigeons and a small hedgehog are new hospital patients.

This afternoon a very indignant looking peregrine falcon arrived in a cat cage! She has a fractured carpal, and will need to visit  the vet as soon as possible.

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About ten minutes ago a big hedgehog with an infected leg was brought from Bishopbriggs. As it is now 10pm, I hope that will be the last patient of the year.

All that remains is for me to thank you for the help, support and encouragement you have given so generously throughout 2013.

Have fun tonight and Best wishes for 2014. See you then.

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