A unique Dorset wildlife rescue centre is planning to build aviaries for over 300 birds.
The wildlife organisation has recently set up a fundraiser project for which their goal is to raise £11,000. This will provide and house for over 300 birds by building new aviaries at the sanctuary in 2024.
Wildlife in Need is a community organisation that is entirely run and led by volunteers.
They rescue, rehabilitate, and care for sick and injured wildlife animals across Dorset. In some cases, if possible, they release them back into the wild.
Unlike some wildlife charities, the organisation uniquely cares for migratory and water birds.
Wildlife in Need is currently looking for volunteers who could help them look after the wildlife rescued. A volunteer from the organisation, Val said:
“We are massively understaffed. We probably have about 18 to 20 volunteers, which sounds a lot. But anybody can come and help us. We would love it if you can do three or four hours a week, it would be absolutely brilliant.”
Here is an audio clip in which Val explains what to do if you come across an injured or sick wildlife.
If you come across an injured or sick wildlife animal, it is advised that you call Wildlife in Need on 07734 047357, or contact through a form on their website.