A few weeks ago, like many other organisations, we closed our doors.
However, despite the lack of wages, a small team of staff are currently living at/within walking distance of the centre and continue to provide the day to day care for our wonderful animals.
This alone is a difficult task and one the keepers have taken in their stride.
However, the closure came at the most vital time of the year for us. Funds are drying up from a long winter and we begin to countdown to Easter, when the new season begins and the visitor numbers finally start to rise!
We are fortunate to have a great team, all working voluntarily until the wonderful government scheme becomes available. However, there are many other things we must pay for such as:
- Specialised feed and supplements for the animals
- Heating for reptiles and some of the birds and mammals
- Veterinary care. Some of the animals (especially the rescues) require ongoing treatment or medication which is vital
- Bedding and materials for nesting - Sawdust, hay etc.
- & more!
This pandemic is affecting everybody so we find it hard to appeal to you at this uncertain and challenging time. But, if you are able to spare something for us, we will happily pledge a reward in return, so have a look at our offers and please rest assured that every single penny will go straight to where it is needed.
We cannot thank you enough for your support and hope to see you all after this is over for a wonderful day out.