Secret World welcomes animals during freezing temperatures
PUBLISHED: 13:30 29 December 2010
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.
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.
“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.