Caroline's Blog

In the spring & summer months, I am often too busy to write regular Blogs, but our Facebook group is updated regularly and will give you the latest news from Vale. Join us on Facebook by clicking the link Thanks, Caroline.


High Flying Tawny Owl

Whenever possible we liaise and work with other wildlife centres in the UK in order to deliver the best care possible for wildlife casualties. Working together with other centres is important, ensuring that casualties have the best possible chance of rehabilitation... read more

We need your help!!

VALE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT: We are currently caring for over 300 hedgehogs at Vale with several more being admitted every day. Our resources are being stretched to the limit – the average cost of feeding just one hedgehog is around £5 per week (with... read more


If this year continues as it has started it will turn out to be our busiest on record. It may settle down and revert to average numbers but my feeling is that it will continue to be busier than normal. So far this year we have treated more than 1300 animals – 91... read more


We are only into April, which is right at the start of the busy season in wildlife rehabilitation centres, but we have already admitted almost 800 casualties to Vale Wildlife Hospital so far this year. The last few weeks have been noticeably busier with a steadily... read more

Update on George the swan.

George has been examined by our vet this morning and he is pleased with his progress so far. He will certainly need an operation once he is strong enough to cope with it but for now he is remaining on an iv drip. He has also been tubed this morning which will... read more

Where have the quiet winters gone?

At Vale Wildlife Hospital, we have been rehabilitating sick, injured and orphaned wild animals for more than 32 years, having started in 1984 with a tawny owl needing long-term care. Today we care for over 4,000 casualties every year. Over the years we have seen the... read more

A Pioneer in UK Wildlife Rehabilitation

On Saturday 16th July 2016 we lost a pioneer in wildlife rehabilitation, Les Stocker, who died suddenly at the age of 73. Anyone involved in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation anywhere in the world will almost certainly have heard of Les Stocker, founder of St... read more