RSPCA Norfolk’s latest intake of injured and orphaned owlets is so adorable it hurts
East Winch Wildlife Centre is now caring for 32 tawny, barn and little owlets.
Norfolk’s East Winch Wildlife Centre has seen a surge in owlet residents in recent weeks, creating a flurry of feathery pictures that will likely melt your heart.
Every year, abandoned and vulnerable mammals and birds flood into RSPCA shelters across the country in search of warmth and food, and this summer’s intake brought more than 30 baby tawny, barn and little owls in need of protection.
“We need to help them recover from their injuries or weakness and then build them up in preparation for return to the wild.”
But Charles also urged members of the public to remember the owlet’s ultimate destination lies outside of human care.
“Once they’re able to feed themselves, we keep reducing our contact with them so they don’t imprint on humans.
“That’s the best way to make sure they’ll cope when they return to the wild.”
A busy summer awaits.
RSPCA staff ask that members of the public who are concerned about an animal’s welfare should contact 0300 1234 999.
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