Success Stories

Helping Cocky back to health

CockyCocky is a Citron Crested Cockatoo who came to us when her elderly owner could no longer cope. With no opportunity to exercise her wings in her cramped cage, Cocky led a solitary life and became depressed and overweight.

Now Cocky is gaining confidence. Her eyes are brighter and her plumage has improved. Our aim is to get her used to a bigger cage, and finally the aviary.

To care for exotic birds like Cocky we rely heavily on donations. All we had when she came to us was just £10 towards her future care. She has some breathing problems and specialist tests can easily cost £250.

Back in ‘business’

Ferrets arrive at Raystede as unwanted pets, often abandoned , close to exhaustion and starving. Mistletoe was nursed back to health and then went to live with a colony or ‘business’ of ferrets looked after by a loving family. The family have actually won rosettes for the quality of their animals.

Branson wins through!

Branson-the-catBranson was found abandoned in a suitcase outside an Eastbourne shop. The poor cat was unharmed but desperately traumatised by being trapped in the case. After a thorough health check from our vet and lots of tender loving care, Branson was ready to be adopted. This took no time at all, and now he is happily settled with his new family.


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