Debbie Nelson, Education Officer for TACT Wildlife Centre outside of Belfast will exhibit animals and give a talk at the Carrigallen Festival Family Fun Day this Sunday from 2 - 5pm.
TACT is a rescue centre which cares for and rehabilitates sick, injured and abandoned wild birds and mammals. Once the animals in her care are ready for release, Debbie brings some of them to the wildlife sanctuary of Killegar, just outside of Carrigallen.
Only a fortnight ago, Debbie released woodpigeons, mallards, a baby rabbit, jackdaws, magpies, hedgehogs and a buzzard. She also brought a long-eared owl with a broken wing, as he still needed hand feeding. Another refugee was a baby kittiwake that had fallen from his nest into the sea and, with feathers still underdeveloped, would have drowned if a kindly passerby hadn’t rescued him and taken him into the centre.
Debbie will be returning to Carrigallen, she will exhibit and talk about some of her TACT animals at the Carrigallen Festival Family Fun Day, Sunday 4th August, from 2 - 5pm.