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If you have found an injured animal or bird please contact us immediatly for advice on 01362 820775.
If your call is outside of our opening hours (9am-5pm), please contact one of the trusted wildlife rescues below:
Hallswood Animal Sanctuary 07549991920
RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre 0300 123 0709 - Kings Lynn
Runham Wildlife Rescue 07506430246 - Rollesby
Peck Savers (pigeons and doves) - Norwich
When an injured or orphaned animal is found it is important to approach the situation carefully. Please do not try to care for them yourselves.
- Only intervene is the animal is clearly injured or distressed. Many wild mothers will leave their young to get food, so just because you find a baby animal alone does not mean it needs rescuing.
- If your cat/dog has bitten a wild animal, it will need treatment.
- Contain the animal if you can and feel able to. Wear gloves when handling hedgehogs and small birds. Do not attempt to contain a bird of prey or large mammal unless you are confident as they are very strong and can cause injury.
- Contact us straight away. If you find the animal in a woodland or open space, please provide us with the What3Words location.
- Most wild animals actually die from stress and shock, so leave them alone and do not offer food. You may offer a shallow bowl of water if the animal is not in complete distress.
- Always remember, unless in immediate danger, a wild animals best chance of survival is without human intervention.
When to help baby birds
Nestling or fledgling birds are often brought to us when they should have been left in the wild. Unless a fledgling bird is clearly injured, in immediate danger or has been handled by a dog/cat, they should be left alone.
Fledglings often fledge before they can fly confidently, and will make it back to the nest with their parents help. If they are in danger of being predated and you can see the nest, wear gloves and place the fledgling back in the nest.
Nestlings do sometimes fall out of nests and it is important they are placed back as soon as possible. If you cannot see their nest, give us a call.