Cuan Wildlife Rescue is based in Shropshire and regularly admits over 5700 injured, sick or orphaned wild British animals and birds each year. Each creature goes through a rehabilitation programme with the ultimate aim of releasing them back into the wild once fully recovered.
Started in 1990, by Megan Morris-Jones (Anna’s mother), it has grown from strength to strength and has probably treated over 40,00 animals and birds. Anna grew up with the wildlife and shares her mothers love for the rescue and rehabilitation of these beautiful creatures, every one deserving their own chance at freedom.
Cuan Wildlife Rescue – www.cuanwildliferescue.org.uk
How did you first hear about the PBMS?
We work closely with The Shropshire Barn Owl Group, and John Lightfoot would send off any dead barn owls to the scheme.
How/Where do you find most of the birds you submit?
The vast majority of the animals and birds are brought to us by the RSPCA or members of the public after being found, injured or orphaned. We do attend rescues and are often called to birds of prey who are by the side of a road, stuck in fencing or netting or unable to fly.
Most adult owls are found near to or on roads, mainly after being hit by cars. Other birds of prey such as buzzards can be attacked and injured by other birds, or depending on the weather, struggle to find food.
Do you have any tips for anyone thinking of keeping an eye out for birds to submit to the PBMS?
Anyone can look out for dead birds of prey, most are usually on the side of the road, but can also be found in fencing so keep an eye out when you are walking.
What is your favourite bird of prey and why?
All birds of prey, in our view are very majestic for their own reasons. The barn owl is silent and ghost like, the sparrow hawk is fast and small, the red kite is big, beautiful and soars the skies. Each has their own beauty.