New Wings
Photo Credit: Owl Rescue Centre

The Owl Rescue Centre is gearing up for new wings and they’ve already received loads of support in a matter of days! A bigger plane means better odds in the fight against wildlife distress through more rescues, and more rescues mean better circumstances for more animals:


Hartebeesport, South Africa (02 October 2023) — In a single day, the Owl Rescue Centre —known and respected for various wildlife missions that (spoiler alert) are not restricted to feathered friends—raised almost R20 000 toward their new wings!

The fundraising campaign to secure a ‘new’ plane (technically an old plane, the Bosbok, Aermacchi AM.3) came after the Centre’s founders and heroes Brendan and Danelle Murray decided to spread their wings to help more wildlife members. A bigger plane means more rescues can take place, and since the Centre is already committed to numerous rescues, this means a lot more happy endings are on the cards. In addition, if successful, they will reportedly be the only ones flying an old ‘warbird’ specifically for wildlife rescues.

What is even more heartwarming beyond the initiative toward the greater good for South African animals is the fact that so many supporters of our rich, diverse but unfortunately distressed wildlife, were expeditiously eager to help make liftoff possible.

After securing over R17 000 on day one, by day three R28 000 had already been successfully contributed.

This doesn’t come without trust or dedication, both of which the Owl Rescue Centre have in abundance. From incredible winged rescues to supporting bees and baboons and turning environmental activism into action for animals, the Centre has understood the assignment time after time.

To help contribute to more rescues and the new wings of wildlife, you can get involved here.

Sources: Owl Rescue Centre
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