Advice for Finders

Step by step information about what to do when you find a wild animal which may need help

Finding a Wildlife Casualty – What to do next
Finding a wild animal which is sick, injured or at risk can be a stressful experience. There is lots of conflicting information around and sometimes it can ...
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 at 8:01 PM
Is help needed?
It's essential that a wild animal in need of assistance is helped but it's also very important that wild animals are not plucked from the wild unn...
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 at 5:15 PM
Capturing a Wildlife Casualty
Firstly, it's important to say, this guidance relates to small, non-dangerous animals only. Please do not ever attempt to capture adult Deer, Badgers, ...
Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 at 8:42 PM
Finding a Wildlife Rescue
We strongly recommend seeking help from one of the specialist wildlife rescues in our directory rather than trying to care for it yourself, or calling gener...
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 at 7:04 PM
Contacting a Wildlife Rescue
In an ideal world, you'll call a wildlife rescue, get through to them immediately and drop the animal off within the hour for assessment and care. But ...
Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 at 2:42 PM
Providing short term care for an animal you've found
Although getting an animal to a wildlife rescue is essential, what you do or don't do in the hopefully small amount of time the animal is with you whil...
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 at 6:35 PM
If you struggle to find help
If you've followed all our tips about contacting a wildlife rescue  and you haven't found the help you need here's what to do next Do not r...
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 at 5:49 PM