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Easter Sheep…

Easter’s soon and an unexpected patient appeared in our center. Usually in the infirmary we have contact with wild animals. This time is the first one when we have a pleasure of treating the being which brings Easter to our minds, even if it isn’t a lamb but its female equivalent-the small sheep. Tosia, how we called our new patient, has a really serious muscles and joints illness. Because of that it wasn’t able to walk and didn’t want to eat since its birth. It was brought by its ex-owner and immediately charmed us with beautiful eyes. We decided to adopt and cure the unwell sheep without any hesitation- lack of a treatment in this case must have been tragic. The illness made it to take medicaments everyday and the breeder couldn’t afford it. Tosia needs a long-lasting, arduous and very expensive therapy. Nowadays it is in our center- recovering slowly. We are able to see some progress in the treatment so prognoses are very positive. Unfortunately we haven’t got possibilities to keep it forever- fortunately our volunteer do and she decided to do it. What is extremely important she will be able to bring the sheep immediately to the infirmary, if there is a need.


More photos our sheep in Photo gallery.
Photos of the treatment Here.

 

Homeless Boa...

A dead snake was found by a passer-by in the thick brushwood in a housing estate in Przemysl. The animal was thought to be lethargic so it was delivered to our centre – unfortunately, it was dead. The snake, the Boa constrictor, was in its early stage of decay which meant it was dead for only few days. To this day, we don’t know its owner, the circumstances of its death are still unknown, and we have no idea where it came from. The question whether the reptile was abandoned by its owner or it simply managed to escape remains unanswered. Exotic animals are attracting more and more attention among Polish people and frequent escapes of reptiles are becoming very problematic for intervention patrols or policing services. Quite very often people are not fully aware of how to look after exotic species and eventually they decide to get rid of such animals. Boa constrictors prefer to live in rainforests of South America as only there the animals flourish in specific environmental conditions. Kept for breeding they need proper temperature, air humidity, food and terrarium. The snake left on its own in our climate has no chances of surviving. Adult species raised in captivity rarely grow more than 3.5m long. They usually are about 2.5m long. The reptile brought to us was 170cm long and Boas of such size don’t pose a big threat to people. A post-mortem will be done to find the cause of its death.

See more photos in the Photogallery.

 

Gasmans will help Polish lynxes…

It is our pleasure to inform you that we are about to build a special pen for lynxes. According to scientists and ecologists building a new road infrastructure in Poland (highways and clearways) will largely affect lynxes habitat diminishing their population to a great extent. Western countries have already experienced a serious fall in wild cats population due to market and road infrastructure development. It is estimated that there are about 200 lynxes in Poland so the loss of even one animal would strongly affect the ecosystem. The professional animal pen will be built with the financial support of the Carpathian Gas Company Ltd. The company is planning to create a professional place with a professional medical equipment to save and treat endangered lynxes. We have just started to cooperate with the Gas Company. Building works began in December, including mainly clearing works like choosing the area and obtaining all necessary permissions. Next year we will focus on the actual building which will be equipped with professional facilities and a special cage adjacent to it. A further pen extension is planned in coming years. We also cooperate with similar centres in the USA, and their long experience and excellent factual knowledge help us enormously. Lynxes get hurt primarily during road accidents and are victims of poacher activities (gunshot wounds, snares). In such situations immediate help and proper veterinary facilities must be instantly provided. Special rooms required for recovering animals must be arranged, creating best facilities for both lynxes and personnel to provide psychological comfort for animals and security for staff. We will not only focus on providing treatment but also work on bettering future emergency calls with lynxes participation. Our actions will include defining the area where such accidents might take place, instructing area services who to contact in case of emergency and organizing quick and efficient transport of affected animals to our centre. We are sure that thanks to our actions we will manage to improve the situation in this area in terms of help given to injured cats.

See more photos of the lynx in our centre in the Photogallery.

Photos of the treatment in the Photogallery.

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A European journey…

A very unusual guest has recently visited us, its story is even more unusual. A shop assistant working at the Przemyśl grocer’s saw ‘something’ moving in a crate full of citrus fruit. The woman was so frightened that she decided to call the municipal police and soon they found a lizard of unknown species. The reptile, which was quickly caught, was then delivered to our centre. Here, weak and extremely exhausted, it was thoroughly examined and luckily it turned out that the animal did not suffer any serious injuries. We knew straightaway that we were to do with some exotic species not to be found in Poland. As we do not meet reptiles on every day basis, we could not say for certain the exact species. An expert in this field, Mr. Piotr Sura, a PhD from the Jagiellonian University, had to be called to identify the lizard. According to him, our unusual guest turned out to be a snake-eyed lizard – the only lizard of Ophisops species found in Europe. After a quick investigation we discovered that the reptile probably came from Turkey where it can be seen quite often. The lizard was really lucky to be found during its journey, unfortunately, it was not the best time for the reptile to travel round Europe. At this time of the year the cold winter weather make it hard for such animals to survive, especially when they do not hibernate. The lizard is currently staying in our centre and it is slowly but surely coming round after exhausting journey. This very week the reptile will be moved to Krakow where Mr. Sura will take it under his wing.

See more photos in the Gallery.

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Help the white storks survive the winter…

The winter is fast approaching. We are making all necessary preparations to face it. The first snow can visit us unexpectedly any time. We are stocking up with food and building shelters against the cold and the wind. Our winged patients in care also get ready to welcome the winter and among them one will find the White Storks. There are about 60 storks in our center. These birds had to undergo a long lasting treatment and could not be set free to set off on a migration flights to Africa. The birds are forced to over-winter in our center and any attempts to release them into the wild can be made just next year. Some birds are remaining in our center for good since some serious injuries make it impossible for them to fly again. Most birds forced to stay on the ground suffered serious wings fractures or even partial amputations. Flight accidents, falling out of nests or hitting live wires are the main reasons. As the treatment costs and food for storks spending winter with us are extremely high, each year at the end of autumn time we try to collect some funds for our winged patients. You can help our storks by supporting our charity campaign „Help the white storks survive the winter” in Allegro (click HERE and below). We are extremely grateful for all kinds of gifts especially the food (meat, fish). Straw will also come in handy. Each year thanks to your generous help our Storks manage to survive until the spring time which means for most birds coming back to the wild. To find more about our campaign click HERE. More on our storks click HERE. We are enormously grateful for your help.

See more photos of the storks in the Photo Gallery I and Photo Gallery II

Photos of the treatment Here.

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