Specsavers in Stafford has donated £100 to local bird sanctuary, the Staffordshire Owl Experience and Bird of Prey Rescue Centre, following a recent rescue mission for an injured kestrel by store director, Jason Guy.
‘I was on my way home from the store one evening when I saw the bird limping along the side of the road,’ Jason said. ‘It was clearly unable to fly and was at risk of being runover, so I stopped my car and picked up the bird using my jacket. I took it home and called the rescue centre, who came out straight away to take the kestrel to the sanctuary for care.’
Based at the Red Lion Farm in nearby Houghton, the sanctuary aims to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured birds and return them back to the wild. The centre also provides owl experiences to educate visitors about birds of prey.
Call to the community
Jason added: ‘We’re delighted to hear that the kestrel is now on the mend. I’d like to encourage our local community to be vigilant and take the opportunity to help in situations such as this, where it is safe to do so.
‘We have donated £100 as a thank you to the Staffordshire owl experience for their fantastic help and advice. They do a fantastic job in caring for these beautiful creatures, and I know that our kestrel is in great hands.’
To find out more about the Staffordshire Owl Experience and Bird of Prey Rescue Centre, visit http://www.theowlexperience.net/.