Fab four being cared for by Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA is caring for four tiny leverets.

leveretsWe were alerted after the hares were found without their mother in a garden in Kelso.

The week old leverets are now being rehabilitated at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, where they have been named John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “The caller was concerned about a cat attacking them so gave us a call.

“If they hadn’t been in danger of an attack we would have left them as the mother hare will usually leave them in long grass, under a hedge or in woodlands and will visit them daily at dusk or dawn to feed for roughly 20 minutes.

“So far the little guys are being hand reared and are feeding well. They should be ready for release at about eight weeks once they are self-feeding and have spent some time in our outdoor aviaries.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

Wildlife rescue

Every year the Scottish SPCA rescues thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

In 2016, we cared for over 9,300 wild animals - a new record!

We help every kind of wild animal in Scotland and are the only national animal welfare charity which rescues birds.

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