We always aim to return animals to where they came from. With adult animals this is usually the case. Once rehabilitated, the animal is returned and released. This is referred to as a hard release.
Rescued orphans often require more attention. The rearing and rehabilitation process means that they are with us for longer and must be gradually introduced to living and feeding independently in the wild. This requires a soft release.
Soft releases involve finding a suitable site where we construct a temporary pen. The animals will spend a few weeks in this pen whilst being provisioned with food. The pen will then be opened but remain in place for another week, allowing the animals to leave gradually. During this phase we continue to provide support food whilst monitoring the animals on their final transition into the wild.
Can you help?
We are always looking for potential release sites. If you have some land and are interested in helping wildlife in need, we’d love to hear from you.
We see a huge variety of wildlife through our doors, so no matter how big or small your land might be, it may well be suitable for something. If you think you might be able to help or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can contact our release coordinator, Jamie at Jamie.email@example.com
Alternatively give us a call on 01278 783250
or fill out our contact form below.