Appeal from Aberdeenshire animal rescue centre after rise in birds requiring care
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The New Arc animal rescue centre has made an appeal for supplies after it has seen an increase of birds taken into its care.
The poor weather has resulted in a large number of nests collapsing, with house martins and swallows particularly affected.
The centre, which is based near Ellon, has said this has meant it is running low on food for the birds.
In an online post The New Arc said: "With the poor weather conditions, we have taken in large amounts of house martins and swallows whose nests have collapsed.
"We suspect if the weather forecast is correct a lot more nests will be falling.
"Our incubators are on and ready so please do bring them in if you find any out of their nests, or the nest has hit the ground.
"The parents will not return for them sadly but we can raise them here until they are old enough to leave."
The animal rescue centre has put out the appeal as its supplies for the animals are running low.
It is running particularly low on waxworms and items for other animals including puppy pads.
The centre added: "We are very low on waxworms again with so many hungry beaks, and puppy pads of all sizes – if anybody would like to help please check out our Amazon wish list.
"We are also running very low on tins and sachets of cat and dog food. If anybody has spare we would be very grateful."
Anyone who can help out the centre can do so by visiting its Amazon wish list with the link available on it Facebook page.