A barn owl is set to be released back into the wild after being hit by a car and suffering serious injuries. The juvenile bird, named by rescuers as Grace, was found in a hypothermic state with a head wound and broken wing, having been hit by a car on the A228 Grain Road, Isle of Grain, last month.
The tawny owl named Luna was found nestled in a tree with her right wing trapped at Mapledurham Lock, Purley on Thames, having mistaken the fishing line for food. Photographer Tina Cleary heard cries from the shocked animal and contacted Carly who runs the Gabo Wildlife foundation.
A kestrel is “lucky to be alive” after a group of children discovered it in the woods.
The youngsters were attending forest school Wild At Heart Learning in Nurstead Woods, Meopham, earlier this month when they came across the bird of prey attempting to climb up a tree.
In a scenario reminiscent of the 1969 film Kes, in which a young boy nurses an injured kestrel back to health, Carly has since been able to release the bird back into the wild after its injuries healed, but has issued a warning to local motorists.
Carly Ahlen found Snowflake by the side of a road earlier this month and reunited him with his mate.
The bird, named Esme, was dehydrated and unable to fly due to significant bruising on its right wing. Following her discovery, co-owners and leaders at the school Julia Slade and Gilly Beeching secured Esme and contacted animal rescuer Carly Ahlen, from GABO Wildlife.
A British Army veteran and founder of a Kent based animal welfare organisation has spoken about her horror at the behaviour of her local fox hunt and the Ministry of Defence policy to licence trail hunting on government land. Carly Ahlen, who runs the Gabo Wildlife organisation, has been monitoring the East Kent Hunt with West Street since last August when the cub hunting season started.
A sparrowhawk was released back to freedom after knocking itself out on the window of a flat on St Mary's Island.
Carly Ahlen, founder of Gabo Wildlife rescue service, was called to help rescue the bird of prey and believes it would have died without help.
A wildlife rescue specialist risked her life by stopping her car in the fast lane of the M25 to save an injured duck from certain death.
Carly Ahlen of Gabo Wildlife was driving on the motorway near Swanley, on Wednesday, when she saw a group of four ducks in the fast lane – three of which had sadly been crushed by traffic.
Officers from Kent Police executed warrants on properties across the county on 18 January in conjunction with the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). It’s believed the raids were connected to terriermen from the East Kent with West Street Hunt. And they came just days after saboteurs filmed the hunt’s hounds killing a fox.
A wildlife rescuer says birds and other animals being caught and killed because of discarded fishing hooks is becoming far too common.
Carly Ahlen, who runs Gabo Wildlife Foundation, is pleading with anglers at Brooklands Lake in Dartford to dispose of their equipment properly after she discovered a dead gull trapped in a fishing line.
The protected birds were discovered at Southmere Lake in Thamesmead by wildlife rescuer Carly Ahlen who had been patrolling the area since the attacks began last month.