ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre
I realised I forgot to mention that ACRES is starting a wildlife centre. I'm sure some of you read about it in the news. I was speaking with Louis about it today and they sound like great plans!
I know that I've said that I don't think shelters are the solution to the community cat problem (though the animals in well run shelters undoubtedly have good, happy lives) but this is of course different. The main difference of course is that you can't sterilise a tarantula and release it back to the environment, because what environment is it going to go back into? There aren't any community tarantulas - they've been imported and then dumped and cannot survive in the wild, nor can many of these other animals.
So here's the link if you'd like to donate to the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre. If you do decide to donate after reading about it here, I have one request - do drop Louis a note with your donation and let him know where you read about it, so he'll stop teasing me about my blog :)