CCTV helps RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre look after wildlife
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
An animal hospital has installed a CCTV system which monitors wildlife without the need for human interference.
The Hunstanton Charity Shop has presented a cheque of £8,000 to the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre.
Volunteers raise much-needed funds which are presented to seven local charities.
This is the third time the shop has donated money to the wildlife centre and the money has been used to help an array of animals over the last two years, as well as paying for vital CCTV cameras which can monitor wildlife in their care.
Alison Charles, centre manager, said: 'The money raised by the Hunstanton Charity Shop is absolutely vital to our day to day work and we just want to say a huge thank you as we really do appreciate it.
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'Over the last couple of years we have spent the money on an array of items to help the wildlife in our care, this has included buying dog food for the hundreds of hedgehogs we looked after last winter as well as two loose boxes where they continue their recovery outside before being released back to the wild.
'We also bought eight CCTV cameras, two TVs and recorders, which enables us to record and monitor the animal's behaviour movement and recovery without having to disturb them. This is really important as the less interaction wild animals have with humans the better, and we can monitor the animals without them knowing and being frightened by us. It really is a huge benefit to the work that we do.
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'We have cameras in our intensive care unit, our outside seal pool, the flight aviary and the ducklings and hedgehog room and the intermediate seal pools.
RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre will also be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 23 July from 10am until 4pm.
Entry is £3 adults and £2 children and thanks to the new CCTV cameras, visitors will be able to watch live some of the animals currently being cared for in our intensive care unit at the centre. As well as this, there will be a chance to see behind the scenes at the centre and talk with the staff.
Other attractions include demonstrations, tombola, competitions, games, stalls, a barbecue and refreshments. Parking is free. No dogs, except assistance dogs.