Our native wildlife is under pressure.
We have seen all species come through the hospital with various injuries and illnesses, from road traffic accidents to cat attacks.
Our focus is on animal welfare as well as the conservation of species and habitat.
Sick, injured or orphaned wildlife require careful and skilled attention to be rehabilitated and successfully returned to the wild.
Thousands of injured and orphaned wildlife casualties are in need of human intervention.
The vast majority of animals in need of help are in these situations directly or indirectly, because of human activities
There will be no permanent resident non-releasable wildlife casualties kept at the Hospital. Each patient will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and a decision made on whether to treat and release, to euthanase, or to relocate the animal for further recuperation based on providing the best outcome for the individual.
Many are injured in road accidents, wounded or trapped by rubbish; others may be contaminated with oil, attacked by cats or dogs, been injured by garden implements or deliberately persecuted; shot, snared or poisoned.
Additionally, pressure on wildlife is increasing due to environmental threats such as habitat loss, unsympathetic land and water management practices, urbanization, invasive species, disease, and climate change.
Any wild animal brought in for treatment to the Hospital will be given a careful examination by skilled staff to ascertain the type of treatment needed and to assess the animal’s chances of recovery and subsequent survival in the wild.
All animals accepted for treatment will be managed within an environment designed to promote the best possible recovery and minimise any unnecessary distress or discomfort.
Return to the wild
Once the animal is judged to be healthy, fully fit and able to sustain itself in the wild, arrangements will be made for its release.
Where possible, animals will be marked on their release to enable their progress to be monitored.
Data on the progress of animals released into the wild can provide valuable information to increase the chances of survival of other animals in the future.
Do you live in a secluded countryside location, away from main or secondary roads, bordered by fields or forest, in an area where hunting is prohibited, near water of some kind i.e. river/lake/pond?
We're currently not taking any
applications for release sites
at the moment but please
keep an eye on our social channels for any updates!
*Release site applications coming soon.