Wildlife Rescue Stories

Wildlife Rescue Stories

Sera the Swan

Meet Sera one of the many graceful swans that we have come across the winter. This is Sera, another beautiful  swan to be brought to a vets in the past few months. Please keep an eye out for these beautiful swans. Be wary as swans can become aggressive if they are frightened. They may feel intimitaded if they hear a loud noise or if they are hissed at.  After spending sometimes here the swan seems to be doing okay. To be sure we decided to take Sera the swan to the vet to be safe.

After an examination by the vet there seems to be much more going on than we initially thought  so we decided the only action to take was a little trip to Kildare Animal Wildlife Sanctuary who will rehabilitate Sera and allow him to be safely released into the wild. They provide a sanctuary for sick and injured animals. We hope that the swan to be released as soon as she is feeling up to it.

Other Swans to visit Sera Husky Animal Rescue

This was the fifth swan to be brought to us. After a few days of relaxation she seems to be back in good spirits. She is much livelier now and thankfully after examination nothing seems broken. On Christmas day she was released back where she belongs. Swans have been migrating from Iceland, Canada and Greenland as we have a suitable climate to support them.

Seals

This is a seal who was found in Blennerville, thankfully the seal wasn’t unwell. It’s not advisable to try and move the seal back into water as they can give a nasty bite. Seals have adapted to life in the water and that’s why they are so clumsy out of water. Seals move back to water we they are ready to do so. Interestingly seals often like to live near the sea.

Pixie

Pixie

Our first rehoming of 2020

Meet Pixie she is a kind and beautiful Jack Russell. Pixie is our first dog to find a home in 2020 and we couldn’t be be happier for her. Pixie came to us last year when unfortunately her owner was unable to look after her . Beautiful Pixie headed off to her new home. Without a doubt she will keep her new owner occupied with her lively and playful spirit. She is a beautiful and friendly dog and what a great start to her year. We know that she will be very happy and content in her new home. She went off to her new home and she deserves all the care, love, long walks and happiness.

Bruce

Bruce

This is a little bat,one of my favorite animals,he was brought to our vets this morning,i was in visiting Goldie,it was attached to a fly screen,these little things are so fragile trying to peel its wings off the sticky fly paper was a job,i got both wings off intact and then gave it a bath which again is no easy thing to do,ive since given him another bath and if he survives he’ll probably need another,that stuff is awful and trying to clean tracing paper wings is the one of the trickiest things my shovel like hands have had to do in a long time,hes been under gentle heat lamp and likes hes glucose drink so fingers crossed he(we’ve named him Bruce) will pull through and he can get back to his bat cave

Abbey

Abbey

ABBEY: before and after, we found her in Tralee with severe sarcoptic mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It is characterized by severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions. This painful condition can be prevented by regular grooming, brushing and baths.

Abbey Before

Abbey After

Nova

Nova

The beautiful Nova went off to her new home today in “Banteer” – .had a little pit stop at Kanturk Castle with Hatchi on the way home.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

Our first Hedgehog of the year – this guy seems to have woken up a little early and wasn’t quite ready, maybe he thought summer arrived early with the fine spell. He’s eating and drinking and once we’re happy he’s strong enough he’ll go back where he belongs: Please keep an eye out for our spiky little friends as they’re starting to come out of hibernation and can sometimes be a bit weak – so if you see them out in the open during the day there’s a chance they need some help and please watch out for them when strimming and mowing the lawn. They are fabulous animals and we need to look out for them.