Welcome to Vale Wildlife Hospital, where we treat around 7,000 wildlife casualties every year.
We are available by phone from 7am – 5pm daily for help and advice concerning sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
The hospital is staffed 24/7 so casualties can be brought to us at any time, 24 hrs a day (no need to ring first).
CALL US DURING THE DAY ON: 01386 882 288 (7am-5pm)
If you find an injured FOX, BADGER or DEER between 5pm – 7am, please ring our
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ON: 07961 413 574 (5pm – 7am ONLY)
IMPORTANT – This number is not to be used for anything other than large mammal casualties or emergency queries
SMALL ANIMAL CASUALTIES SHOULD BE BROUGHT STRAIGHT IN TO THE HOSPITAL.
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT – PLEASE HELP
IF YOU CAN HELP BY MAKING A DONATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE
This year has been probably the most difficult in our 36-year history, financially at least.
Most of our meagre ‘back-up’ funds have been used up because we have not been able to
fundraise for the past 6 months.
Coupled with this, 2020 has been our busiest year so far, with casualty numbers exceeding
those treated in the same period last year and therefore our expenditure has increased as well.
With no end of the pandemic in sight, Vale’s future is particularly uncertain
and, despite the fantastic response that we received from our members and supporters earlier in the year,
we cannot sustain this continued lack of regular funding.
There are very few large wildlife hospitals in the UK and to lose Vale would be a massive blow to the
UK’s sick and injured wildlife, not to mention the loss of over 25 jobs.
PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE HELPING BRITAIN’S WILDLIFE
total casualties treated so far this year
total animals currently in care
total number of casualties treated in 2020
number of hedgehogs treated in 2020
The UK’s wildlife faces more problems today than ever before and unfortunately most of these problems are caused by people. A vast majority of the casualties we treat at Vale have sustained their injuries through coming into contact with humans: road traffic accidents, cat and dog attacks, fence injuries, mower and strimmer incidents, habitat loss, building work, new roads, snares, the list is endless. Some people say that injured wildlife should be left alone, we shouldn’t interfere but should ‘let nature take it’s course’. I would agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment if indeed the problems encountered by our wildlife were ‘natural’ but very few are, and I believe we have a duty to try to put right the damage that we are doing.
Caroline Gould, Charity Founder,
Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre