A wildlife rehabilitation centre will be delivered in Fingal in the coming years, councillors agreed last night.
The objective of delivering a wildlife education and rehabilitation centre on lands at the Turvey Nature Reserve, will be included in the next developent plan.
The motion brought forward by Cllr Adrian Henchy (FF) read as follows:
That Fingal County Council in the lifetime of this development plan provides for the development of a wildlife, education and rehabilitation centre within the Turvey Nature Reserve, Turvey Donabate.
This will pave the way for a long awaited facility.
“On occassion I’m contacted by someone who is caring for a bird or a small animal that they have found injured. The people I refer them to are often just volunteers doing their best in their homes. There is a clear need for a wildlife hospital to care for animals and it would be a really great addition to the county, and well located next to the Turvey reserve,” said Cllr Ian Carey.