If you come across a wild animal that you think needs help, please seek advice before taking any action.
Unless it has obvious injuries or is in immediate danger e.g. in the road, being stalked by a cat, it may not need ‘rescuing’ at all.
Ring us on 01386 882288 and we will do our best to help.
Follow the links in the drop down above for advice on specific species.
IMPORTANT – DURING THE BUSY SEASON, APRIL – SEPTEMBER, WE DO RELY ON PEOPLE TRANSPORTING SMALL MAMMAL AND BIRD CASUALTIES TO US.
WE SIMPLY DON’T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO PICK UP CASUALTIES FROM PEOPLE AS WELL AS DEALING WITH THE HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS NEEDING OUR CARE IN THE HOSPITAL.
OF COURSE, WE DO NOT EXPECT PEOPLE TO HANDLE ANIMALS SUCH AS FOXES, BADGERS OR DEER, BUT MOST PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO GET SMALLER CASUALTIES TO US. REMEMBER THAT WE ARE HERE 24 HOURS A DAY AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ON ANSWERPHONE FROM 5pm – 7am, THE HOSPITAL IS STILL STAFFED AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING CASUALTIES IN AT ANY TIME (THERE IS NO NEED TO RING FIRST).
FOR LARGE MAMMAL CASUALTIES BETWEEN 5pm – 7am, PLEASE RING OUR LARGE MAMMAL EMERGENCY LINE ON 07961 413 574 BUT PLEASE DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER FOR ANY OTHER QUERIES.
YOUR UNDERSTANDING IS APPRECIATED.
One of the biggest problems that I encountered when I first started taking in and rehabilitating wildlife over 32 years ago, bearing in mind that I didn’t have a clue what I was doing at that time, was finding anyone with experience who was prepared to give me any advice. Nobody seemed willing to share their knowledge. Speaking to other people who have set up since then, this problem is still the same today. This attitude does nothing to encourage more people to take up this line of work and certainly does nothing to help the injured wildlife. If anyone new to wildlife rehabilitation needs any help or advice, we are happy to do our best to assist.
ARE YOU A REHABILITATOR LOOKING FOR HELP OR ADVICE? Visit our ‘Rehabbers Area’