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Lost cockatiel is all in a day’s work

grey and yellow cockatiel in cage

We recently rescued a lost cockatiel from a Leith stairwell and are currently looking for seasonal animal rescue officers based in the Edinburgh area to help us rescue even more of the city’s lost and injured animals.

The bird was found outside a member of the public’s front door in a block of flats on Sloan Street in Leith on 28 February.

While an Australian parrot might be an unusual sight for most people, it’s all in a day’s work for our animal rescue officers who attended 41,821 incidents of animals in need in the first six months of 2021 alone.

Scottish SPCA chief inspector Sarah Gregory said, “Thankfully the cockatiel was unharmed by the ordeal and is now safe in the care of our Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

“The bird was a bit scruffy, suggesting they may have been straying for some time.

“The adventure had certainly done nothing to dampen the cockatiel’s spirits as the bird was very feisty and full of attitude when found!

“If anyone recognises this cockatiel they should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

“Our animal rescue officers need to be ready for anything when they start their shifts as we care for all animals in Scotland and will rescue any animal who needs it, no matter how big or small!

 “We’re currently recruiting seasonal animal rescue officers for the Edinburgh area to help us rescue even more animals like this cockatiel.

“Candidates need to have a full UK manual driving licence, practical experience of working with animals, and excellent customer care skills. They’ll also need a good geographical knowledge of the area or the ability to attain this quickly.

“We’d encourage anyone with a keen interest in animal welfare to apply and we can promise that although it can be a challenging job it’s definitely never boring!”

More information on the role can be found on our careers page here: Applications close on 4 March.





If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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