SUMMARY OF 2017  

A record number of 1056 wildlife casualties were taken in during 2017, we also gave advice to over 2000 other cases. During the summer months we were stretched to the limit, which resulted in us having to refer some wildlife casualties to other rescue centers. We now have around 20 volunteers which help us out 9 am till around 11.30 pm. Each morning there are usually 4 to 5 of us doing the feeding and cleaning. We are planning a few more improvements during 2018, which will help us cater for the ever increasing wildlife casualties coming in to us. 

MONTHLY UPDATES OF 2018

January 2018  The picture below is a common buzzard which we believe to have been shot. He has a damaged wing which we hope in time will fully heal, enabling us to release back into the wild during the coming weeks. The bird was picked up near Horsey windmill and because of how thin he was had been on the ground several days struggling to find food.     

February 2018   We are pleased to say that the required licences to keep and release grey squirrels and release of muntjac and chinese water deer have all been granted again for 2018. 

We are also very pleased to say that our new double aviary and nursery is underway and will hopefully be completed early March in time for all the baby birds that come into us from late March onwards. The cost of almost £3,000 was raised by Mrs foxy (Tonia) doing a sponsored 13,000 foot skydive in September last year. It took her around 2 days to fully recover from this act of daring mainly because of her fear of heights.  


IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM 15TH FEB 2018

A PLEA TO OUR MONTHLY DONATOR'S WHO DONATE INTO THE FOXY LODGE BANK ACCOUNT. THE OLD ACCOUNT HAD TO BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ACCOUNT WITH LLOYDS FROM THE NORWICH & PETERBOROUGH B.S. DUE TO THEM DOING AWAY WITH ALL CURRENT AND BUSINESS ACCOUNTS. 

UNFORTUNATELY WE HOLD NO DETAILS OF THE DONATOR'S OTHER THAN YOUR NAMES SO WE ARE UNABLE TO CONTACT YOU PERSONALLY AND ASK IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR DONATION INSTRUCTIONS TO PAY INTO OUR NEW LLOYDS ACCOUNT, DETAILS OF WHICH ARE ON OUR CONTACT US PAGE. WE HOPE THIS MESSAGE IS READ BY THE 14 PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY DONATE ON A MONTHLY BASIS DIRECT INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNT. 

WE STAND TO LOSE NEARLY £1,500 EACH YEAR WHICH WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO LOSE AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE THE DIFFERENCE OF US STAYING OPEN TO MAINTAIN THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE TO OVER 1000 WILDLIFE CASUALTIES EVERY YEAR OR STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE. IF ANYONE READING THIS WHO IS NOT A MONTHLY DONATOR AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP US, WE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP. MANY THANKS & KIND REGARDS JOHN & TONIA.

March 2018  Finally after months of fund raising leading to Tonia's sponsored skydive late last year our new double aviary and baby bird nursery has been completed. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored Tonia raising a little over £3000 which was enough to cover all the costs of this new facility.

April/May 2018   Very busy time of year with lots of babies arriving on a daily basis. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what is happening here right now.

June & July 2018     Very busy as always with the wildlife casualties coming into our care thick and fast. Pictures below are 2 interesting rare casualties as well as a little owl. The top picture is of a Peregrine falcon from Cantley sugarbeet factory which was found on the ground. Wings and legs ok so think he misjudged a landing and concussed itself. Its mate awaits for its hopefully early return. This is only the second Peregrine falcon we have taken in during our 10 years. The second picture is a fledgling Cuckoo also only the second cuckoo we have taken in, in 10 years. 

August & Sept 2017    We needed around £2,250 to replace our baby bird nursery together with 2 flight aviaries which is planned for this winter in time for the 2018 baby bird season. Tonia did her sponsored 13,000 feet skydive at Beccles parachute and skydive center on Friday the 29th Sept. The monies are not all collected yet but the grand total should be a little over £3000 so a little spare for the day to day costs as well. She has said this will never happen again because she has always hated heights but did the jump for Foxy lodge. On landing she was sick and felt sick for the rest of the day. John also did the jump for fun and loved it. Many thanks to everyone who sponsored Tonia for making the jump. Still busy taking in lots of wildlife casualties. 

October 2017  Our hedgehog nursery is just about full but some are ready for releasing which will free up some much needed space.  
November & December 2017  We would like to thank all our volunteers, supporters & donators for helping Foxy lodge through another very busy year. The total wildlife casualties taken in during the year was a record 1056 with help and advice given to around 2000 other casualties.

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