Cumbrian based rescue and rehabilitation centre. Dedicating our life not only to caring for owls, but in educating people about the conservation of wild and captive owls.Donate
We have many ways you can support us at The Owl Sanctuary from buying gifts online (coming soon), making donations and adopting an owl!
Our full product range will be available online here on our site! From memorabilia to garden gifts we have something that would make a great gift.
Any little donation helps and thank you in advance from Paul, Nic and most importantly the owls for supporting The Owl Sanctuary!
Meet our owls and adopt your favourite for only £25 per year, even adopt more than one!
The Owl Sanctuary intends to provide dedicated tailored attractions to all
visitors, based upon the concepts of
“Owls, Conservation and Education”
in all its variations.
I’m Paul Rose, founder and manager of The Owl Sanctuary and I dedicate my life not only to caring for owls, but in educating people about conservation of wild and captive owls.
TV, films (for example: Harry Potter) and other animated films seem to have fuelled the minds of the general public that owls are a ‘cool’ thing to have as a pet, without firstly knowing the commitment that goes with owning a captive bird and secondly that they do not make good pets. As a result of this I have seen the mistreatment and abandonment of these wonderful birds.
I wanted to carry on with my own sanctuary and head for charitable status, with an education package that I started with ‘Furness Owls’, as well as the public displays that I was giving in the South Lakes area. I knew that there was a large and growing list of owls that were in need of help due to the aforementioned issues, so in April 2009 my wife and I started ‘Wise Owl World’ (now named ‘The Owl Sanctuary’). Firstly hiring 2 owls to display from ‘Furness Owls’, before taking on our own owls as and when we rescued them and had made sure that they:
· Would not have the ability to return to the wild and survive on their own.
· Were in good health.
· Were happy to be handled in public.
We now have our own inventory of hand reared and rescued owls traveling around Cumbria and North Lancashire. I, along with Nicola Dawes who joined several years ago and will take over the sanctuary when the time comes, encourage everyone to enjoy and appreciate these beautiful birds and the web of life on which they depend. We are running a very exiting Schools Education Programme, visiting Residential Care Homes, Groups, Associations, and Clubs with a customer/support base growing day by day.
We are a non profitable charity (1184837) and therefore we rely on donations from the generous general public to keep running.The money raised on this page will go towards the welfare of the owls and this includes: food, rent (aviaries), fuel, medicines/veterinary treatment, and general day to day items (cleaning materials,etc). Any little donation helps and thank you in advance from myself, Nic and most importantly the owls for supporting The Owl Sanctuary!