Secret World welcomes animals during freezing temperatures

PUBLISHED: 13:30 29 December 2010

Secret World Rescue Centre, East Huntspill. They have been inundated by animals because of the cold weather. Little Owl who fell down a chimley.

Secret World Rescue Centre, East Huntspill. They have been inundated by animals because of the cold weather. Little Owl who fell down a chimley.

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A LOST badger, a freezing buzzard and an owl who fell down the chimney were some of many animals Secret World was inundated with over the recent cold snap.

Secret World Rescue Centre, East Huntspill. They have been inundated by animals because of the cold weather. A buzzard found suffering from exposure.

The East Huntspill-based animal rescue centre has seen dozens of vulnerable animals come through its doors in the last few weeks as the temperature has nosedived.

A Secret World spokesman said: “We have had so many more animals than we usually have at this time of year due to the cold.

“In particular we have had a lot of hedgehogs from late litters, who are too young to hibernate but aren’t strong enough to survive the weather.

“We also had a baby little owl who fell down a chimney. He’s recovering well now, but he was very weak when he came in.

Secret World Rescue Centre, East Huntspill. They have been inundated by animals because of the cold weather. Badger warming up under a heat lamp after getting lost in the snow.

“What we would like to say to members of the public is to call us before bringing animals in, as sometimes they don’t need full care, just a little water and shelter.”

Secret World can be contacted on 01278 783250.

Secret World Rescue Centre, East Huntspill. They have been inundated by animals because of the cold weather. Under-wieght Hedgehogs.

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