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We are running Leicester Marathon 2019 for Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital because We care about local wildlife 💛🐾

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raised of £150 target
by 7 supporters
  • In memory of: Percy Pigeon
  • Event: Leicester Marathon 2019, 06 Oct 2019

Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital

We rescue, treat and rehabilitate sick, orphaned, injured & distressed wild animals & birds throughout Leicestershire and the surrounding region. The hospital is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and treats all casualties free of charge. Every penny given helps us to save even more wild lives.

Charity Registration No. 1078817


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In 2018, we came across a baby pigeon drowning in the canal whilst out running. Rescuing him out was a joint effort, with Sonya grabbing onto my ankles whilst I dangled down into the canal and fished him out. Although, she did let go of me and nearly dropped me into the canal to tend to the pigeon once he was safely on the tow path. We know where her priorities lie! We wrapped him up in my t shirt and a kind man gave us his jumper to keep him warm as he was shivering badly. 

We scooped him up, named him Percy and took him to a local vet who advised us to take him to the wildlife hospital. 

When we got there, we were impressed by how friendly and professional the staff were. They took the time to talk to us and tell us about his estimated age and his condition. They really cared about the work they were doing. We were very surprised to discover that they do not receive any government funding and rely on donations. 

They treat all sorts of different wildlife from ducklings to hedgehogs to badgers to owls. And we think that their work is so so valuable. 

You'll be pleased to know that after some time in an incubator, Percy was right as rain and was released. He is now flying free and loving life!

We would really appreciate your donations to this excellent local charity 👍🐾

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