During our recent trip to fight badger culling in Gloucestershire, NFA had the pleasure of meeting Scott Passmore, founder of A Wild Life with Animals, (AWLWA) and heard how the generosity of our supporters has helped the animals in his care.
AWLWA is a charity which Scott founded in 2012, and is entirely run by volunteers. These dedicated animal lovers aim to provide an animal rescue service for domestic and wild animals alike, and the general public is able to get in touch with Scott and his colleagues when they find an animal in need of urgent care. Indeed, he was available all through the day and night during the Gloucestershire Badger Cull, and as well as patrolling himself, would urge people to contact AWLWA should they find an injured badger.
Their work involves collaboration with local vets, and animal hospitals, one of which is Vale Wildlife Hospital (VWH). Scott and his team help the hospital in any way they can, whether through volunteering, dealing with calls, collecting animals in need of treatment, or transporting animals to release them.
Scott was recently made aware of a perfect field for foxes, bordering private woodland, and VWH had four foxes who were fit and healthy, and ready for release. This is where Scott and AWLWA stepped in to help with transportation.
Thanks to Network for Animals supporters, whose donation via Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting bought a custom-made animal cage for Scott, they were able to bring four foxes to the Forest of Dean area and release them to begin their new lives.
Scott told us:
“Although we will probably never see them again we know they will be loving their healthy wild lives in the woods.”
NFA is delighted that we and our supporters have helped get these foxes to their happy new lives in the wild.