Charity Shop Volunteers Required

Would you like to help raise funds for Secret World?

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out at our Charity Shop in Burnham-on-Sea. Various shifts required and training provided.

 

The role will involve merchandising and displays, operating the till and assisting customers with purchases.

If you have an interest in retail and are a good communicator we would love to hear from you.

 

Please visit https://www.secretworld.org/volunteer/ to download an application form or call 01278 768703 to speak to Clare Davies.

 

 

New Year Thank Yous 2019!

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the dip in the sea, and everyone who sponsored one of our team.

Seven fundraisers, Pauline, Katie, Jamie, Paul, Thomas, Gemma and Caroline managed to raise £1,000 for us, to help the animals in our care, by getting into the cold water at Lyme Regis on 30th December.

 

We would also like to thank everyone who donated towards our shoe box appeal, we had in excess of 50 boxes, all with some amazing goodies in for the animals.

 

EU Regulation 1143/2014 the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019

EU Regulation 1143/2014 the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 will come into force on 28 March 2019, a day before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. This Regulation will prevent the keeping and release of non-indigenous ‘Alien Species’ such as grey squirrels and muntjac deer.

 

At present Natural England issues licences to allow for these animals to be kept and released in areas of England where they pose no threat to native species. This system has worked well for many years. Most large wildlife rescue centres in the south of England are licensed to treat and release, once healthy, set numbers of these animals, many of which are orphans, rescued by concerned members of the public. At the end of March however, under the new EU system, all rescue centres and veterinary surgeons in the UK will be required to euthanise animals bought to them. The result will be that any member of the public who finds a grey squirrel, muntjac deer or other ‘alien species’ and takes it to a centre will either be turned away, or the animal will be euthanised, no matter how healthy it is.

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Don’t Forget About Vulnerable Wildlife this Bonfire Night

If you are having a bonfire this weekend, make sure you check for hidden wildlife before you strike a match, says one of the UK’s leading animal rescue charities.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue  is urging people to take two minutes out of their day when building a bonfire to think about any wildlife that could be lurking in heaps of wood and debris, particularly if the bonfire has been sitting about for a week or two.

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Leverets Set to be Let Loose in the Wild Again

  

Half a dozen leverets are nearly ready to be released after being nursed back to health by animal care experts at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset.

The group of six baby hares is made up of four siblings and two other leverets rescued separately by the animal charity. The four baby leverets were originally rescued after they were found next to the body of their dead mother.

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Grounded bat will fly again

A bat found on the ground in a car park will take to the skies again thanks to the treatment it received at Secret World Wildlife Rescue. The brown long eared bat was looked after by staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. Thanks to their care and expertise it will soon be free to fly again.

The adult bat was found lying very flat in a car park in Highbridge. Workers from nearby company Eaton Controls UK called Secret World for advice, and a volunteer response driver was dispatched to pick it up.

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