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Owl and Pussycat Centre

Record Number: 6288

The Kennels
AB42 4RJ

Mobile: 07769 232305

Phone: 01771 613882

Email: ruth@owlandpussycatcentre.co.uk Website: http://www.owlandpussycatcentre.co.uk


The Owl and Pussycat Centre set within a 40 acre wood and parkland environment home to 35 birds of prey and 50 cats.

Provides a wide range of tailored therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities for children and their families, young people, and adults who have special support needs. Families and Carers are also welcome. There is also an outreach service to Care Homes for the Elderly and Schools.

The Centre is run by specialist staff, volunteers and young people who come to the Centre for work placement and work experience.

The Centre specialises in working with young people, aged 14-25, with additional support needs such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Both residential and non-residential facilities are available.

Each programme begins with an assessment and contract and ends with a review, an evaluation and planned next steps.

Current Services are:

  • Animal Assisted Therapy Programmes designed to help young people with additional support needs including autism, learning difficulties, behavioural and mental health issues.
  • Work Experience, Work Placements, Apprentices and Internships for school/college/university students and job seekers to educate on animal care/ welfare and husbandry, and by working in a community to give them the personal, professional and practical skills to approach the world of work with confidence
  • A  Supported Volunteer Programme for young people, both locally and from abroad, engaging them in a wide range of the Centre’s activities to foster in them a respect for difference, a sense of contribution, teamwork, self-worth and potential
  • Residential Accommodation. The Centre has a cottage and 2 Yurts that offer flexible and secure accommodation.  The cottage can accommodate up to 6 people for short breaks.
  • Outreach Services involving Educational Visits to schools, nursing homes, care homes and local public events with specially trained birds of prey

Further information can be found here: Owl and Pussycat Centre

More Information

Area Covered: Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire / Moray

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Opening Hours:

By appointment only

Cost of Service:

Please get in touch as all programmes are individually designed. Much of our work is done through self-directed payments although some is still done under direct payments.

Referral: Self referral or through health and social care professionals

Transport Availability:

Transport is not currently provided to the centre

Scottish Charity No.: SC044780

Contacts & Addresses

Individual Contacts:

Chief Executive Officer: Ruth Hickling


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