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Wildlife rescue

DucklingsEvery year the Scottish SPCA rescues and rehabilitates thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals.

Most of these animals are cared for by our dedicated wildlife team at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire.

In 2012, we cared for 3,812 wild animals, which included 2,577 birds. We help every kind of wild animal in Scotland and are the only national animal welfare charity which rescues birds on this scale.

This year we have rescued and returned to the wild garden birds, water birds, birds of prey, seals, red squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs, otters, pine martens, fox cubs and many, many more wild animals who desperately needed our help.

The number of wild animals arriving in our care has increased almost 70% in the past five years. Our National Wildlife Rescue Centre includes veterinary facilities, seal pools, aviaries, wild mammal enclosures, a stable block for deer casualties and can care for up to 1,000 oiled birds at a time.

You can help us rescue and rehabilitate Scotland's sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and help us build our new wildlife rescue centre by joining the Scottish SPCA for £1 a week.