Welcome to The BRITISH WILDLIFE HELPLINE
site has information about how to provide short term care
for sick, injured or orphaned British wild animals and birds until a
suitable rescue or rehab centre is found. You are not allowed to keep a
wild animal or bird as a pet and MUST do everything possible to get it
treated, rehabilitated and released back to the wild.
animals and birds may seem cute and appealing when young but as they
mature and develop, they could prove destructive and possibly
dangerous to the inexperienced. Please let them live out their lives
naturally in the wild
and do not try to tame them.
Please search here
Site Index for
your nearest rescue centre, info and advice.
contact your nearest wildlife centre or vet as soon as possible
enquiries ONLY leave a message at :
- I'll respond as soon as I can but will be away from my desk a lot from May until late September.
Latest (2012) info about hirundines:
Rehabilitation of Swifts,
Swallows & Housemartins
- Please note: cat
victims, hedgehogs and casualties with an open wound MUST go to a
rescue centre straight away.
- Cat victims and those with
wounds because they will need antibiotics as soon as possible
- Hedgehogs because they are
hard to diagnose without anaesthetic and often suffer internal injuries.