Oxford Bird Rescue Charitable Trust
Oxford Bird Rescue is a rehabilitation facility based in North Canterbury that now solely works with Little owls and ruru. Over the years OBR has worked with numerous species from around the South Island, specialising in birds of prey since 2016. Now due to health issues OBR is only accepting local Little owls and ruru. As we are a small, self funded husband and wife team we do not have the resources or manpower to always be able to collect birds so we do rely on people being able to bring them to us at times. We operate the shelter around a serious health issue so we do not have set hours but do try to make ourselves available as often as we can. OBR looks to engage the local community in the work they do and encourage people to get involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and release stages. When possible we also run an education and awareness program visiting schools, community groups and local events helping spread knowledge about our local bird birds of prey and how people can help them. We have been involved in animal welfare and conservation for a number of years and originally started in bird rescue volunteering at Canterbury Raptor Rescue back in 2011 rehabbing their owls. In 2016 Canterbury Raptor Rescue was taken over by Oxford Bird Rescue and the focus on all raptors was undertaken. We have contacts in a number of government and non government organisations that deal with animal welfare, bird rescue and conservation issues. OBR is a charitable trust and can offer tax receipts for financial donations if required. Any donations of food or equipment are also gladly accepted.
Our primary form of contact is (021) 292-7861 (Scott) or (021) 995 912 (Tracey). We are not always able to answer calls but if you leave a message in relation to an injured raptor we will call you back as soon as we can. Email and Facebook messages will be responded to but not always immediately so these are not advised forms of contact for emergency assistance. There is also a list of other South Island bird rescues and wildlife hospitals at the bottom of the contact page.
Email and Facebook messages will be responded to but not always immediately so these are not advised forms of contact for emergency assistance.
There is also a list of other South Island bird rescues and wildlife hospitals at the bottom of the contact page.
Oxford Bird Rescue is run from our private property just out of Oxford we encourage people to call first to arrange dropping birds off as there is not always someone here. If you find a bird that has a severe injury we urge you to take it directly to your closest vet clinic, after hours vet clinic or wildlife hospital. We are not vets and do not have the knowledge or equipment to treat major injuries.
Who Are We?
Oxford Bird Rescue came about from a passion to help wild birds in need.
How Can I Help?
Oxford Bird Rescue is a non-profit organisation and values contributions to maintain it's upkeep.
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We wish to graciously acknowledge the following supporters and contributers;
Steel Art NZ
AS Wilcox & Sons Ltd
Vetlife New Zealand
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Sunshine Soaps - New Zealand Project Kereru Zena's South Canterbury Bird Rescue
Vege'n Out Woodend Safe4all NZ McMaster & Heap Veterinary Practice SPCA Canterbury
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