Normally, we serve
Aberdeen, Deeside &
Donside, but can
sometimes travel to
collect casualties from
outside these areas
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hilst occasionally an animal in need of our assistance will have
succumbed to an entirely natural occurrence, in most
circumstances what has befallen them is attributable directly or
indirectly to some human activity, or to mankind's built
At Valley Forge NWR, we consider our dedication to sick,
injured, disabled, displaced or orphaned wildlife, to be
simply redressing the balance of nature, or sometimes
even obligatory in fulfilment of natural justice.
Conservation is not central to what we are about
however, as our efforts here are directed always
towards individuals of any species, rather than with
concern for that species as a whole, or for biodiversity
As a first aid and recovery centre, we act specifically to
save, extend and enhance lives, returning only fully repaired
and recuperated casualties to their natural existence in the wild.
If that should not be a viable option, then we continue to support
any disabled or imprinted creature in as natural an environment
as possible, for the remainder of its life span.
Always ensuring no animal suffers while within our care,
we have learned by experience that many wild-born
creatures do readily settle here into the familiar routines
and the safe comforts of our close protection.
In fact, the tranquil, unperturbed demeanour of those
birds & mammals that are now permanent residents here,
can help to settle frightened new arrivals (of kindred or
naturally compatible species), often sooner than might be
the case without their calming presence, so expediently
assisting the process of rehabilitation for the releasable