Cuan Wildlife Rescue

Shropshire’s only 24/7 wildlife rescue centre.

We rescue, care for and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and birds. Then we release them back into the wild.

Each year we admit and treat around 3,800 creatures and need to raise Β£195,000 for day-to-day running costs. Please help us by donating time, money or items from our wishlist.

If you’ve seen an injured wild animal or bird, call us for advice on 01952 728070 or visit our contact page.

Cuan Wildlife Rescue, The Signals, Much Wenlock

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Cuan Wildlife is a wildlife rescue centre where we take in sick, injured or orphaned wild animals and birds , with the aim of nursing them back to health. We regularly admit over 3,800 animals and birds in one year. Once fully recovered , great emphasis is placed on returning them to the wild - in most cases, this means back to the area from where they came , where they may have a mate waiting, or where, at least, they will be familiar with their territory or hunting ground. Cuan Wildlife rescue is a registered Charity which is dependant on donations from the public and businesses.
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 22, 2019 @ 15:27
What a difference a couple of weeks can make !!!
The first two photos are upon arrival of the mangey fox, the last two were taken yesterday... so pleased on his progress πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 22, 2019 @ 15:20
You've been up since 6am when the babies needed their first feed. It's been constant ever since, feeding every 15 minutes. Despite your best efforts, five babies have passed away so far today. You skipped lunch because you didn't feel particularly hungry after spending 30 minutes pulling maggots out of a hedgehog's ear. You're glad the baby squirrels are wilding up nicely but you could have done without the down-to-the-bone bite one of them gave you when you were transferring them to the outside pen. You're pretty sure you have pigeon crap in your hair but it's way down on your list of things to worry about. At the top is whether that RTA badger will pull through and, if he does, how on earth you'll find the Β£450 needed for the bill. The phone rings and you wipe the blood from yet another injured bird off your hand onto your jeans to answer it, conscious that it's been ringing off the hook while you've been fighting fires. Someone's dog has caught a hedgehog in their garden and the caller wants it picked up NOW because they 'know hedgehog are riddled with fleas and they don't want them to infect the dog'. No, they can't bring it to you, they don't drive (if you only had Β£1 for every time you heard that, the badger's vet bill would be covered in a week!). You explain that you cannot leave the rescue, you need to finish cleaning, feeding, medicating etc but, if they can get the hedgehog to you, you'll help as you scan the room desperately looking to see where you can fit in another cage. There's shouting down the phone - they thought you cared. They've been calling round for hours and no-one gives a shit, no-one wants to help this poor hedgehog so they might as well just let it go. You're told in no uncertain terms and with very colourful language how useless you are and the phone is put down.
When you 'finish' after 10pm (not counting the baby feeds at midnight, 2am and 4am still to do), you check emails and messages for the first time. There's another fifteen animals needing help and a 1 star google review about how someone had emailed you this morning but no-one bothered to answer and now the bird has died.
You ask yourself why you bother, knowing full well you'll do it all again tomorrow. It's your calling.
This is what Spring and Summer look like in wildlife rescue. I've had enough of the people criticising rescuers to us recently because they've not answered the phone/couldn't help/wouldn't pick up. These people are living on the edge this time of year. Do something to help them PLEASE!
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 22, 2019 @ 13:01
Gorgeous late brood 😍
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 21, 2019 @ 17:08
I wonder what mice dream of πŸ€”
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 21, 2019 @ 17:06
The swan who had been caught in an electric fence in the river is recovering slowly. Some of the wounds are starting to break down so it will look worse before it looks better.
Thankyou to Sam Cane, Jane Salisbury and unnamed parcels for the Vetwrap . His dressings are being changed daily so the amount will definitely be needed.
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Cuan Wildlife RescueAug 20, 2019 @ 12:21