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Closed 30/06/2021

raised of £10,000 target by 156 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,561 to help Screech Owl Sanctuary to survive the Covid 19 shutdown

    Funded on Wednesday, 30th June 2021

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    We would like to thank the many supporters, near and far, of Screech Owl Sanctuary who have been generous with their support to date since we have had to close due to COVID 19. Your generosity has allowed us to ensure that the owls, other birds and animals continue to be looked after.

    In this our 30th year of operation, and under new Custodians, the season has not started well. The weather since mid-February has seen lower than average visitors and the closure due to COVID 19 has brought its own complications. With no visitor income the staff have all been furloughed for three weeks now and the new owners have been managing the process of feeding and cleaning and looking after new arrivals to the hospital single handed.

    As the weeks of shutdown have continued is has become apparent that in order to survive, and for the owls in particular to thrive, more specialist support is required. We are therefore launching this appeal primarily to enable us to take off furlough one (or more) of our falconers. This will enable the owls to get back to flying, the hospital admissions to be supported, and provide an extra pair(s) of hands to be available on site to deal with those out of the ordinary situations that arise.

    About Screech Owl Sanctuary and Animal Park:

    Founded 30 years ago by Tom & Carolyn Screech the Sanctuary has slowly grown to the point where it now provides a forever home to a wide portfolio of owls and animals (including: - over 80 owls, a buzzard, a hawk, 2 emus, several geese & ducks, 19 meerkats, 3 raccoons, 2 ponies, 2 donkeys, 2 goats and 3 alpacas). The site also boasts a specialist owl hospital which admits injured owls brought in by members of the public or referred from local vets. Wild owls are treated, cared for, rehabilitated and ultimately released back into the wild where they belong. Presently there are three patients in the hospital, including a 3-week old chick, all needing specialist care.

    The Hopkins Family acquired the Sanctuary at the end of 2019 and are keen to improve the quality of the facilities for both the residents and visitors. With a total loss of visitor income, development plans have been temporarily put on hold while the immediate focus is simply on survival.

    To keep the Sanctuary operating safely and effectively, manage the health and well-being of all the birds and animals requires more effort than we can provide ourselves. We estimate we need around £10,000 to get through the next few months.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far.



    • Screech Owl Sanctuary3 years ago
      Screech Owl Sanctuary

      Screech Owl Sanctuary

      3 years ago

      Thank you to all of our donors so far. Part of your funds enables us to care for and successfully release back into the wild owls brought into our hospital. Each owl initially requires 4 feeds a day while in the hospital, after a few weeks they are placed into a rehab aviary and finally into the flight aviary prior to release The full story can be seen in the attached video, Rehabilitation journey

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    • Screech Owl Sanctuary3 years ago
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      3 years ago

      When begun fundraising we had two adult and one young owl in our hospital. The two adult owls are in the flight aviaries to prepare to be released back into the wild and our clutch of baby owls has increased. We now have eight baby owls in the hospital with 3 being admitted in one day. They are all healthy and eating well as can be seen in this video. We are pleased to say that thanks to what we have raised so far one of our falconers has started back at work but our target remains the same in order to keep the staff on and feed the owls.

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    • Screech Owl Sanctuary3 years ago
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      Screech Owl Sanctuary

      3 years ago

      It is so encouraging to have passed the £3,000 mark in our fundraising process. Thank you to all. The owls, other birds and animals are all keeping well. We now have four very young tawny owls in our hospital. The attached photograph is of Tiaka one our Barn Owls that is part of the flying team. Your kind donations are making it more possible that we will be able to have one our falconers back off furlough to ensure the birds can get back to flying.

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    • Anonymous


      Mar 22, 2021

      Wishing you well. From a trustee of Education Otherwise.

    • Anonymous


      Mar 5, 2021


    • Anonymous


      Dec 30, 2020

      I haven't been able to visit Cornwall and the owl sanctuary again yet... but I will! Thank you for looking after all your animals and look after yourselves :D


    • Philippa


      Nov 27, 2020

      We were members for many years but still want to support the owls


    • Andy Kerfoot

      Andy Kerfoot

      Oct 1, 2020


    • Andrew Pearson

      Andrew Pearson

      Sep 28, 2020

      Screech had been a go to visit every time we have holidays in Cornwall. We've done the handing every year and loved the encounters with the meerkats, racoons and emus. Keep up the good work!


    • Emma Parker

      Emma Parker

      Jul 24, 2020

      We went here a few years ago and it was amazing. Links with my home village Collingtree too.

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