Casualty Advice

When to help hedgehogs
Probably the most loved of all UK mammals, their low stature and tendency to freeze and roll up in the face of danger leave them incredibly vulnerable to ha...
Sun, 12 Apr, 2020 at 7:19 PM
When to help Otters
Our thanks to the International Otter Survival Fund for contributing the advice below. It is important when you first come across an otter that you believe...
Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 at 10:32 AM
When to help Squirrels
As you are no doubt aware there are two species of squirrel living in the UK – the native Red Squirrel and the introduced Grey. These advice below primarily...
Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 at 3:28 PM
When to help rodents
Small mammals such as rats and mice are often considered vermin. Not that we take any notice of that – a life is a life and all animals have an equal right ...
Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Helping Autumn Juvenile Hedgehogs
It’s not news that our hedgehogs are struggling. Estimated numbers of around 30 million in the 1950s fell to estimates of only 1.5 million in the 1990s. Stu...
Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 at 8:44 PM
Helping foxes with mange
With foxes living in closer quarters in urban areas, mange is unfortunately a common issue. Sarcoptic mange is caused by a mite which burrows into the skin ...
Tue, 30 Mar, 2021 at 8:41 PM
Ducks nesting away from a water source
Every year wildlife rescues get many calls about ducks (usually mallards) nesting in gardens, on balconies, or even in hanging baskets. During Spring, water...
Sat, 18 Apr, 2020 at 3:13 PM
Fledgling Garden Birds
Every year wildlife rescues get deluged with calls about fledgling birds. Folks see them hopping about on the ground unable to fly and worry that there’s so...
Sun, 9 May, 2021 at 11:02 AM
Limps
Leg injuries are very common in wildlife, especially at busy times of year such as breeding season. In most cases, the cause is a sprain or strain and the s...
Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 at 12:47 PM
Reuniting Baby Squirrels
It is always important not to take baby animals from the wild unless necessary but, with Grey Squirrels, this is extra important due to their legal status. ...
Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 at 2:30 PM