We are the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, a small Organisation with a team dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of otters in this country. All our resources are directed to our mission of proactively contributing to the preservation of of otters and wildlife. Having closed our doors to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have no income to buy food for the otters and other re-homed and rescued animals. We don't know how long this situation will last and being seasonal place to visit, our resources are exhausted at the end of a long and wet winter.
We usually see lots of visitors and school groups during March and April, particularly over the Easter holiday period and that sets us up for the forthcoming months. But this year visitors in March were few because of concerns over the Coronavirus and we have now closed following Government advice to protect the health of our staff and visitors.
Any funds raised will be used solely for the purpose of supporting the otters and other small animals during the period we have to remain closed.
We currently have 15 resident rescued or re-homed otters with us. We are expecting to receive more orphaned or injured otters over the coming weeks who will also need food. We also have a collection of re-homed reptiles including a colony of 150 red eared terrapins.
Donations will feed our resident otters and provide food and veterinary supplies for any injured or orphaned otters that come to us.
We need to buy supplies of fresh fish, minced beef along with vitamin supplements and other goodies that make up the otters staple diet.
Have a look at our Facebook page and group called Otters and Butterflies and our website www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk for more background information and photos and videos of what we do.
Thank you for looking. All donations, of whatever amount, will make an amazing difference to our otters by helping us care for them until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. We really are very grateful.