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Wildlife sanctuary 'swamped' by up to 50 calls a day

Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary Credit: BPM

An animal sanctuary has said it can't always keep up with the high number of calls for help it receives every day.

The staff at Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary say they are receiving between 40 and 50 calls a day.

Geoff Grewcock, founder of the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, said:

It is unbelievable how busy we are.

We are getting about 40 or 50 calls a day, we can’t keep up with them all some days.

– Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, Geoff Grewcock

Now, 16 years after the sanctuary was first founded, Geoff and his team have helped to care for 38,200 animals and this figure rises on a daily basis.

As well as responding to calls from residents, Geoff also helps the police, fire and rescue and Network Rail with any animal related incidents.


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“On arrival, crews found a car that had suffered considerable damage to the roof, with the ceiling being pushed down into the vehicle. The 17 year old woman driving had managed to get out of the car herself but was complaining of neck and shoulder pain. She was immobilised before being taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. A 46 year old man in the passenger seat was complaining of head pain. After assessment he was discharged at scene.”

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