Noticing a rapid decline in owl populations and realising that they have become one of the most common wildlife casualties in veterinary practices, husband and wife, Brendan and Danelle Murray, decided about 10 years ago to focus all their efforts on conserving them. The organisation, Owl Rescue Centre based in Hartbeespoort, now takes in hundreds of owls every year through their rescue efforts.
Owl Rescue Centre is a non-profit company and registered rehabilitation facility that's dedicated to the protection of owls in South Africa. Efforts aimed to decrease the risk factors to the owl species’ population are executed in ongoing owl conservation projects. One of their most recent projects involves recycling of plastic to manufacture conservation products such as owl houses.
If you suspect that an owl may be injured, please contact the centre on 082 719 5463.
To find out more about Owl Rescue Centre or to donate to this cause, visit www.owlrescuecentre.org.za.
In her memoir, My Dark Country, available on Amazon, Danelle tells their life story about how and why Owl Rescue Centre was founded.
Owl Rescue Centre is a non-profit company and registered rehabilitation facility that's dedicated to the protection of owls in South Africa.