Help us to Find Land or Premises
As The Greenwich Wildlife Network’s volunteer team and support base grows, the charity is
hoping to obtain land on which we could establish facilities to enable the rehabilitation of a small number of animals to the point of release.
Currently, the animals which cannot be released or taken on by rescue centres immediately or which need emergency care are being fostered by the wildlife rehabilitators in their own homes, and this greatly limits the number of animals that can be cared for. Being granted the use of premises would enable the scaling up of our activities in an unimaginable way, as well as make an enormous difference to the lives of these volunteers (as the care of the animals could then be shared by a pool of volunteers on a rota). New volunteer roles would be created to help oversee the care of animals temporarily housed in these facilities. With the temporary closure of the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary, being able to set up aviaries for domestic birds or those who cannot be released could also have an enormous impact. Having a local base would also open up far more opportunities for projects aimed at benefiting the community.
We are looking for either premises (160 sq ft minimum) or a piece of land to build a temporary
structure on (320 sq ft minimum), to accommodate the animals (mostly birds and small animals) and provide access to volunteers for feeding, cleaning, medical care, and transport. Ideally, the location would be within two miles or so of Plumstead (where the Director and many key volunteers live) or further if good transport links are available. We require access to water (and electricity ideally). For the peace and safety of the animals we need a safe and quiet space which is out of public view. Temporary parking space is essential for the safe transport of the animals.
If you are aware of a space or piece of land that might be suitable, or can otherwise assist us with our search, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.