Press release

Tweet-two owls released in Saga woodland

Thursday 12 August 2010

Saga, based in Sandgate, has recently received two new residents to its woodland grounds - two young tawny owls.

The owls have been looked after for the last three months by the Folkestone Owl Sanctuary, who have helped rear them after they were handed in by members of the public back in May this year.

The owls were too young to fend for themselves, but with the help of the sanctuary, they have been fed and well looked after and been prepared to be released back in to the wild.

Paul Green, Saga's head of communications, commented: “Our head groundsman Paul Thornton and his team ensure our sites are maintained with both wildlife and people in mind. We are delighted that these two wise owls will have a home in our woodland. They are sure to have a hoot of a time."


The Folkestone Owl Rescue Sanctuary provides a refuge for owls that are injured in the wild or can no longer be looked after in captivity.

This non-profit organisation was started in 1989 and can provide space for up to 50 owls all of whom need care and attention.

The Folkestone Owl Rescue Sanctuary relies entirely on donations.

Visitors are welcome and we are more than happy to give information about the owls to anyone wanting to learn more.

Folkestone Owl Rescue Sanctuary

57 Downs Road

Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5PW

Tel: 01303 259794



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