East Winch RSPCA Hospital opens doors for aviary appeal

RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'Jamie Martin (wildlife assistant), with a baby swan 2 weeks old ANL-150606-095025009
RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'Jamie Martin (wildlife assistant), with a baby swan 2 weeks old ANL-150606-095025009
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Families will be able to get a look behind the scenes of a busy RSPCA hospital as staff try to raise money to improve facilities.

East Winch RSPCA Hospital needs to raise tens of thousands of pounds to buy 17 new aviaries.

RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'A Tawny Owl just a few weeks old at the the centre ANL-150606-095050009

RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'A Tawny Owl just a few weeks old at the the centre ANL-150606-095050009

The hospital’s current aviaries, which are used to treat injured birds of prey and garden birds, need to be replaced.

Staff will be opening their doors on Sunday, June 28, to help raise money.

Between 10am and 4pm, visitors will be able to admire seals, orphan birds and hedghogs being fed.

Staff will also be weighing swans which are currently being treated at the hospital.

RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'A 6 month old seal at the centre ANL-150606-095009009

RSPCA Hospital East Winch Open Day preview of event'A 6 month old seal at the centre ANL-150606-095009009

Vets and hospital staff will also be on hand to talk to the visitors.

They will also be showing X-rays of some of the animals.

Youngsters will also be able to travel along a hedgehog trail and dissecting owl pellets.

A photograph competition will also be held on the day.

The themes are British flora and fauna, British landscapes and seascapes and pets.

Entries must be posted to the hospital in advance and the deadline is June 19.

A wildlife art competition is also being held.

Youngsters aged between five and 15 are invited to take part.

Entries, no larger than A3, must also be posted in advance to the hospital and the deadline is also Friday, June 19.

A variety of stalls have been set up including refreshments, books and crafts.

Admission is: adults £3, children £2. Free parking. No dogs except assistance dogs.

The RSPCA Hospital has been helping sick and injured animals in West Norfolk since 1988.

The centre set up in the wake of the seal distemper virus which was affecting common seals in the North Sea.

Staff moved to the East Winch site in 1992.

For more information go to : http://www.rspca-eastwinch-wildlifecentre.co.uk/