11 Feb 2014

WILD ANIMAL SHELTER

Only 25 km from my home is a beautiful leisure park which is called "Bois des Rêves" which means "Wood of dreams" and it really is such a place. Just besides is a wild animal shelter, where people can bring birds, hedgehogs, rapids and other little wild animals which are injured. It's like a hospital for wild animals. My friend had found a little black bird, and we brought it there.



You have to walk through the woods, no car is allowed there.



It is well hidden between the trees



From far we saw a huge bird enclosure, probably for eagles or other big birds.



This was the entrance to the office of the shelter



There are only volunteers working there.



It is a long and large room and on both sides little cages with the injured animals. Mostly birds.



The little black birdie we brought will be checked by a vet. Behind the yellow grids was a little hedgehog hiding. He had been injured by a car probably.

It was a very interesting place and we certainly will go back and  also visit the leisure park, when the weather is a little better. The day we went there it was very muddy and wet.




14 comments:

Andrew said...

People who do that type of volunteer work are wonderful. Are the shelters heated?

Jo said...

What a wonderful and peaceful place for an animal shelter. I take my hat off to those volunteers. Glad that the black bird will be seen to here. xxx

Linens and Royals said...

What a great place for injured birds, the volunteers do a wonderful job. I'm sure the little blackbird has made a full recovery in such peaceful surroundings.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful place, Gattina. Thank you so much for showing it to us.
Luv, K

Mara said...

What a lovely place. It would be nice if it was not needed, but there you go.

ladyfi said...

What a great place!

Lady Lilith said...

What a nice idea. I am glad to see people helping animals.

RamblingRound said...

What a neat little animal sanctuary!

Friko said...

These places are run by such wonderful people. we should all support them as much as we can.

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful place and great shots for OWT ~ thanks,

carol and artmusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

Wandering Wren said...

Oh gosh yes, muddy and wet! I remember those Belgium winters, hang on though it won't be long before the beautiful bluebells are out to cheer the spirits! How lovely of you to rescue the black bird and take it to Bois des Rêves.
Have a great week and thank you for hosting and for your lovely comments via the e-mail :)
Wren x

LindyLou Mac said...

What an interesting place.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These rehab places do amazing work.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. it's wonderful to see volunteers doing so much for all the small injured creatures .. so pleased your blackbird will be well cared for ..

Cheers Hilary