VulPro, the vulture rehabilitation centre, announced its brand new onsite vulture hospital this week.
“We are happy to announce that the vulture onsite hospital, funded by the Tusk Trust and Holtzman Wildlife Foundation, is now fully equipped with some state-of-the-art equipment. We have a consulting (dirty) room for daily treatments and an x-ray room in which we undertake x-rays,” said Kerri Wolter, founder of VulPro.
“We also have an onsite lab where we can do diagnostic work, such as identifying lead toxicity, and a surgery room with an anaesthetic machine connected to an oxygen concentrator, surgery light and other specific materials in which to safely undertake surgery. This room still needs a few bits and bobs to undertake more complex surgery, such as wing and leg pinnings, but it is a great and exciting start to our on-site hospital.”
She said the organisation is very grateful to Bornholms Rovfugleshow for their sponsorship of the x-ray machine. “This is a game-changer for us. Most of all, we are so grateful to be able to undertake necessary diagnostic treatments after hours, having these facilities on site. Having said that, we are happy to offer our facilities to wildlife in need and to support our community where there is a need. We believe in sharing and showing appreciation by supporting our wildlife, rehabilitation centers and community where we can. It does not mean we have a vet on-site, but it does mean we can allow outside vets to use our facilities if necessary. Sharing is caring and working together can make a massive difference to each individual species needing our help.”