SUMMARY OF 2016  

A record number of 969 wildlife casualties were taken in during 2016, we also gave advice to over 1500 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 25 volunteers which help us out 9 am till around 12.30 pm. Each morning there are usually 4 to 5 of us doing the feeding and cleaning. We are planning a few more improvements during 2017, which will help us cater for the ever increasing wildlife casualties coming in to us. 

Foxy lodge wildlife rescue recieved a recognition certificate from the mayor of Great Yarmouth during April and during October we won an Animal Action Award by IFAW The International Fund For Animal welfare for winning the Wildlife Rescue Award.  The presentation took place at The House of Lords and The award was presented to us by Mr Bill Oddie and Baroness Gale. We both felt very honoured to recieve this International award and had a great day.         

MONTHLY UPDATES OF 2017

January 2017  A nice quiet start to the year so a few more improvements to our facilities are taking place.

The pictures below show a signet being released early this month, He had been found by side of road in Filby, concussed, probably clipped by a car. He made a full recovery and was re released onto filby broad.       

February 2017     This month was over shadowed by us taking in our first  peregrine falcon which had been shot with a shotgun. Only 3 of the shot had hit him but sadly it was enough to kill him. This was someone who took a pot shot at him while flying because the shot wounds were in his breast area. Such a gorgeous bird and such a waste. We can only hope that the person who did this gets caught one day.     

March / April 2017   

*We now have the required licences to house/rear & release grey squirrels & Muntjac deer from Natural England the governing body. This is normally illegal but we wanted to extend our helping hand to include these lovely animals.*  

May 2017   Tonia who once fainted at the top of the Eiffel tower because she is scared of heights has just announced that she is prepared to do a sponsored skydive from 13,000 feet, thats 2 1/2 miles high. The reason is we need to raise at least £2000 for our new replacement baby bird nursery planned for the end of the year to be ready for the 2018 season. The jump is planned for October 1st from Beccles airfield. Anyone out there who wishes to sponsor her can either find our just giving page or just phone your pledge to us on 01493 384237.  

June 2017

July 2016     Below are some pictures and comments of this months most note worthy admissions. We are kept very busy at this time of year but still managing to give every admission all the time needed to get fit for their releases in due course. 

August 2016    This month we dealt with two seperate incidents of seagulls which had been shot with an air rifle. The first was at Yarmouth sea front in the waterways area, the second was in Gorleston. The seagull from Gorleston will never fly again because his wing was badly broken, but the Yarmouth gull has since recovered and been released in Hemsby. Hopefully he will not go back to where he was shot. Both incidents were reported to the police and the investigations are both ongoing. 

SEPTEMBER 2016  We do not normally get involved with domestic pets but when we heard the truely awfull story of these 5 week old kittens from the Police we decided to take them in. A mother cat and at least 5 kittens were thrown at a train at around 5.20pm on Thursday 15th September from a foot crossing near to Lingwood station. The mother and one kitten were killed but 4 survived which we are now caring for. Considering what these little kittens have been through, they are very friendly and loving. We are hoping that all 4 will be ready for new owners in early October. The police are appealing for information.  You can pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

OCTOBER 2016  This month John & Tonia were presented with an Animal Action Award by IFAW The International Fund For Animal welfare for winning the Wildlife Rescue Award.  The presentation took place at The House of Lords and The award was presented to us by Mr Bill Oddie and Baroness Gale. We both felt very honoured to recieve this International award and had a great day.        

OCTOBER 2016 Part 2!  The other big news this month is about Nelson our bald and cuddly hedgehog. We took Nelson in 18 months ago as a young adult, almost but not quite bald. He has always been Tonias & several of our volunteers favourite little boy. It was not until he was included in a tv interview in conection with the above award that all of a sudden he started to get alot of media attention. Nelson recieves a daily massage with Almond oil to keep his skin soft and supple because his skin is prone to getting dry and a little flakey. We believe his condition will now be permenant and caused by some trauma he suffered before he was picked up and bought to us. Normally spike loss is down to Mites & Mange which is easily treatable with a course of Ivermectin over a 3 week period but Nelson was clear. We have as a precaution given him the treatment but this made no difference. Picture of Nelson below.
NOVEMBER 2016  This month we have started to take down our largest aviary which was 8 years old. This aviary was well used but starting to look a bit tired. The new replacement is now underway and hopefully will be completed by the middle of December. This new facility will take up the same ground space but is being designed to accomadate a more diverse range of wildlife. I will take a few pictures to show the progress of this new build which is being done by ourselves to keep costs to a minimum and make sure it is done to our satisfaction.
DECEMBER 2016   What a busy and eventful year! The new enclosure featured above is now fully completed and ready to use. We would like to thank all our supporters, helpers, donators and volunteers because without all of you we would not be able to help as many wildlife casualties that we do. The total wildlife casualties taken in this year was 969. We also gave advice to over 1500 other wildlife related questions. On some days during the busy summer season we took upto 20 calls a day. Happy new year to you all and we look forward to your kind support again during 2017.
Thanks again from John & Tonia. 
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