FAW RESCUE CO-FOUNDER
WILDLIFE TEAM: Avian PA
Tory is a research communicator and printmaker with a passion for birds. Since hand-raising a young sparrow who fell into her attic, she has gone on to rear and rescue a number of birds with a special focus on pigeons. She works alongside Beth to produce media, communications and research. She shares her home with an array of avians: two budgerigars - Dr Anton Phibes and Leonard Birdstein Nimoy, and three quail: Sir Loin, Lucretia and Princess Margaret. In her spare time she writes science fiction, makes prints of birds and is restoring a Victorian allotment garden. You can find her printmaking on Instagram at: tory_about_town. Remove from Gallery
Emma is a Kennel Assistant has been working with animals for over 10yrs working towards their Vet Care Assistant Qualification and Canine Behaviour Degree. Emma's interests lie in Wildlife and Exotics and helps out with the Wildlife Team at FAW. They have several animals at home; 3 Siberian Huskies, 3 Snakes, a Bearded Dragon, Horse and a Conure. In their spare time they playtest video games, ready fantasy and horror novels and enjoy art and photography.
CAT AND WILDLIFE TEAM: Fundraising Queen
Helen works as a psychotherapist but has always had an in interest in cats, wildlife and nature. She has previously had a small holding where she reared goats, geese and hens and has spent many years caring for waifs and strays. She currently has 3 cats and a dog and spends her time crocheting, crafting and growing things on her allotment. Helen runs our shop on Facebook to raise funds for FAW. https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsofFAW
Sarah is the Catering Manager at White Post Farm. She has always had a huge love of animals and has had many pets over the years. She currently shares her home with her five cats Cami, Dusty, Maisy, Vera and Elsie who range in age from 10 weeks to 17 years old. There are also the guinea pigs Harry, Fred and George and two small humans Reuben and Leia. She joined the cat foster team in April this year and has a huge soft spot for big smelly tom cats! ❤ In her spare time she likes to read (anything Discworld or Harry Potter!), make miniatures, cross stitch and hang out with the kids and pets.
Gail works full time as a senior administrator.
She has had cats all her life and started fostering a few years ago after adopting her first rescue cat, Alfie (see photo). She cares for 2 permanent foster cats with health issues along with her own cats who are mostly ex strays or rescue animals, and whichever foster cats are in need. Spare time? What’s that? Well maybe a little time for swimming, crochet, reading and movies.
CAT AND WILDLIFE TEAM
Sabrina is a Veterinary Surgeon and a cat and hedgehog fosterer for FAW. She has three cats of her own, all rescues from work. Keary the mature cuddly tuxedo cat, Midna the sassy 3-legged tripod and Roux the boisterous youngster. She also has a horsfield tortoise called Mchardhat and some tropical fish. She feels very lucky to look after all these beautiful foster cats that pass through her door and supporting the hard work and dedication of our wonderful organisation.
Emily is a veterinary nurse with a keen interest in anything exotic or wildlife. She will hand rear almost anything and has had everything from small birds and bats to hedgehogs and rats. She’s lucky enough to work alongside a team of exotic vets and now with the rest of FAW's help, is able to help more animals than ever. At home, Emily has Rufus the border terrier, three cats; Charlie, Willow and Rosie, two Hermanns tortoises; Baby and Flower, a crested gecko called Honey and an array of tank and pond fish!
Polly works as a Veterinary Kennel Assistant.
She’s fairly new to rehabbing wildlife but is enjoying it immensely and loving the new experiences. So far she’s already had a few successful releases, which is a bitter sweet feeling. Here she is with her runner ducks, Dot and Dave! She also has a border collie dog called Ember.
Amy and Joe have two adopted cats Obi and Shmi. They have been fostering cats with FAW Rescue since 2020. Amy has a BA and Masters degree in Theology and Religious Studies and is now training to teach secondary school RE and Sociology. Joe is a Civil and Environmental Engineer currently working towards a PhD in Geospatial Engineering. In their spare time Amy and Joe like walking and playing fetch with Shmi who thinks she's a dog. Although saying goodbye to their foster cats is hard, knowing that they have been given a second chance in life makes it all worthwhile. Here they are with ex-foster kittens Twiglet and Noodle.
Simon is an ODP in Notts city theatre and Lozza is a nurse.
They are animal mad and live with 3 year old Luna a Bengal, 1 year old Fergus a Persian and their two FAW rescue cats; Blue and Pepper. They started Fostering in September 2020 and look forward to caring for many more cats in need.
Ruth is a huge part of Feline and Wildlife Rescue team, offering support with fundraising and home-checks for potential adopters. She has a love for all creatures great and small; from childhood, she has dreamed of working with animals. She feels a very special connection and a sense of peace, whilst in the presence of cats. Her furry soul mate, Brynly Boo, a socially awkward domestic cat; is her pride and joy. The bond they share is truly special. She also adopted a local cat called Tigga Sox. He is a friendly, cheeky, hungry tabby who loves to play with his buddy Brynly Boo. She loves exploring the world, has trekked the mountain gorilla’s in Uganda, hiked across the Himalayas for charity and bathed with rescued elephants in Thailand. She has a passion for temples, meditating, walking, gardening and socialising with friends across Europe. She has previously been a volunteer for Northamptonshire Police as a Special Constable, Terrance Higgins HIV and Aids charity and Babbington Dog Rescue. She is a qualified Social Worker and having worked as a criminal justice substance misuse practitioner for the past 20 years; decided it’s time for a new challenge and change in career. She is currently training at Cat Grooming School in London and hopes to start her own business. She’s extremely excited that her dream of working with animals will come true!
Dean joined the Feline and Wildlife Rescue team in 2020 as a fosterer, which was a new experience but one that has been very rewarding. Dean grew up with dogs; but has since owned or gained experience with cats, hamsters, rats, bearded dragons and even locusts. She is regularly accused of spoiling any animals she comes into contact with. With a degree in Creative Writing, Dean is a proof-reader by profession and spends her free time writing – usually working on too many projects at any one time and always with an animal by her side (or a cat on her keyboard!). Dean enjoys reading, cuddling animals, travelling and listening to live music. Dean cherishes her family’s dogs, and has two ex-stray cats called Jaya and Jet, who have quickly become a treasured part of the family.
Natalia is a qualified veterinary nurse and now vet technician in America.
Shehas always had a passion for wildlife. She's been taking in the odd orphan since she was younger but only really got into wildlife rehabilitation whilst working at an RSPCA shelter. She's studied animal management and has done placements in various animal based environments, including Twycross Zoo. She really wants to make a difference in the world of animal rescue and that starts at home with British wildlife! She entered the veterinary world in 2017 and became interested in wildlife medicine and how vets and nurses can make a huge difference to the outcome of rescued wildlife. When Fee and Beth asked her to be part of FAW, she jumped at the chance. She says it's very refreshing to be part of a rescue ran by veterinary nurses, where wildlife welfare really does come first!
She now lives in America but she still helps with admin and advising volunteers.
As of 19th May 2022: Nottingham is currently within a Avian Flu protection and surveillance zone.
As most of our volunteers work in veterinary practice we are struggling to assess and rehab critical/young birds. A lot of veterinary practices can only offer end of life care due to the risk to human health and pet birds.
We are sorry and saddened for the inability to help in a lot of cases, we will try to continue to advise but it is likely we will refer cases onwards to other rescues.
We will update if and when the situation changes.
Thank you for understanding,