While many people overlook the importance of wildlife, there are extraordinary individuals who dedicate their lives to helping animals. One such person is Geoff Grewcock, a 69-year-old retiree with a deep love for animals.
Over the past two decades, Grewcock has rehabilitated more than 62,000 animals, including snakes, owls, and foxes. He has generously used his retirement funds to support this incredible cause.
When Grewcock retired in 2001, he transformed his backyard into a wildlife sanctuary, creating the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. This haven has provided tens of thousands of animals with the care they need to return to the wild, and the number continues to grow.
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Grewcock shared his motivation for opening the sanctuary, saying, “I’ve always wanted to work with animals, so after I retired, I decided to give it a go. From the moment we opened, it went ballistic, and it’s grown and grown.” His passion for helping animals keeps him feeling young, despite working 14-hour days and being on call 24/7.
Currently, the sanctuary is home to over a hundred animals, including two dozen owls, eight foxes, several deer, and a badger.
When asked about the most challenging aspect of his work, Grewcock expressed his sadness about encountering animal cruelty, saying, “It’s one of the saddest parts of my job. Hate it – absolutely hate it.”
The sanctuary is more than just a refuge for animals; it’s a place where they can form unique bonds and friendships. For example, Woody, a rescued fox who has mostly lost his sight, has formed an inseparable bond with Bramble, a deer, and Orla, a rescued greyhound. Grewcock affectionately said, “He is an outstanding fox – and he thinks he’s a dog.”
To help support Grewcock’s efforts, a fundraising campaign has been started. If you’d like to contribute, you can do so [here]
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Via: BBC News