Thirsk-based Wildlife Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, has rescued its 1000th animal this year.

Arthur the Tawny owl was taken after it was hit by a car last Saturday night.

Lauren Langley, founder and director of the centre, said: “Tawny owls are very often victims of road accidents and can suffer from concussion for up to a week afterwards. Arthur is already making a great recovery.”

Arthur has been moved from the intensive care suite into an outdoor aviary, alongside six other owls awaiting release.

The Wildlife Haven also takes all wild animals and is caring for more than 30 hedgehogs, a dozen pigeons, bats, rabbits, squirrels, foxes and a mixture of garden birds.

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