Have you lost a goldfish?
By Raviliouse | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:10
Raystede is used taking in all sorts of animals in many different circumstances, but this week was a first.
Raystede logo, Ringmer
A stray goldfish!
The centre took a call from a lady that had come down stairs to find a goldfish flopping about on her kitchen floor.
Almost certainly caught by her cat, she acted quickly and put it into a washing up bowl of water. Having no idea where the fish had come from she hit the phones to ask for help. After a number of unsuccessful calls, she made contact with Raystede and they were able to help.
One of the team collected the fish and brought it back to the centre. Fortunately, their IT officer is also an aquatics specialist.
Examining the fish he was amazed to find that the injuries it had sustained appear to be minimal. Some minor cuts and a few missing scales seem to be the worst of it.
Food and medication has been purchased to give it the best chance of a full recovery.
Raystede are now appealing to people in the local area to come forward if they are missing a goldfish from their garden pond.
If you think the goldfish may be yours, please contact Wendy Holford on 01825 840 747.