Caring for wildlife

Caring for wildlife

Sometimes wild animals need our help. If you find an animal in need of assistance, it is important to remember that they are wild and not used to human contact. They will be scared and their instinct will most likely be to get as far away from you as possible.

Take care when handling any wild animal and only do so if there is no other option. If possible, wear thick gloves to protect yourself and a towel or blanket to cover the animal.

In an emergency we will see any species that needs our help. For wild animals though, we recommend where possible that you get in touch with a specialist rescue organisation.

Some of the organisations we work with in the Midlands region:

INFORMATION & ADVICE

Some of your questions answered

Is it safe to handle a wild animal if they need help?

Think carefully before handling any wild animal, especially if it is injured. If you do need to handle to animal, try to wear thick gloves or use a towel or blanket to protect your hands.

What species do you treat at the surgery?

In an emergency we will see any species that needs our help. For wild animals though, we recommend where possible that you get in touch with a specialist rescue organisation.

What should I do if I find an injured animal?

If you find a wild animal that needs help, the best thing to do is to get in touch with one of the charities that specialise in care for these animals. A list of charities can be found on our wild animals advice page.

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