|OPEN DAY 2008
On 12 April
2008 we again open opened our doors at Amicus for a fun day. The main
aim this year was to strengthen the Amicus Rescue Team (ART) fund which
we use to care for and treat young and injured wildlife and other animals
To help us
with the day, Fred Adams of Proteus Reptile Rescue was once again
a major attraction exhibiting various rescued snakes and lizards. This gave
several people their first chance to touch some of these animals and to glean
valuable information about how to care for reptiles as pets.
friendly and delightful ferrets of Peter Hillman performed well
being stroked and fed by many of the visitors. Peter is very
enthusiastic about his ferrets which were all rescued after being kept
under unsatisfactory situations by their original owners. He is a wealth
of information on these animals.
Bird of Prey Rescue occupied the front car park with several of their well
known owls in attendance.
to look behind the scenes in the operating theater, the kennels and the
laboratory lead to interesting discussions with the staff about our day to day
work at the Centre. The resident Giant African Land Snails at Amicus
also attracted a lot of attention and touching these animals was uniquely
experienced by many of the visitors.
One of the
major attractions this year was the opportunity to WET THE VET. For a small
donation to ART visitors could throw wet sponges at the Vet which turned out to
be great fun!!
like to thank everyone that attended our open day this year for their support
and especially to Karine Riddington and Donna Foxworthy for supplying the
lovely cakes that was enjoyed by everyone.
has any photos from the open day that they would like to add to these,
please let us know)