Welcome to Vale Wildlife Hospital, where we treat over 6,500 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.
Vale Wildlife Hospital has never been a wealthy charity and has basically survived 'hand to mouth' for 36 years.— Vale Wildlife Hospital (@wildliferescuer) March 19, 2020
Vale does not have the financial reserves to enable the charity to survive through a sustained period of reduced income. Please help if you can https://t.co/radw6Q5Y48 pic.twitter.com/84ixNa6LaX
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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