Extra Help

helpwildlife.co.uk is a charity run advice website which is part of the Starlight Trust

If you have found a wild animal in need of help and already followed our guidance on what to do but you’ve not been able to find the help you need, here are some extra ideas.

1. You could call the RSPB wildlife team on 01767 693690

You should be aware that the RSPB DO NOT run wildlife rescues but their wildlife team often assist callers in finding a wildlife rescue using our directory so, if you’re struggling to use the site, they might be kind enough to help you.

Please also note, we don’t recommend calling the RSPCA as their helpline is staffed by contractors working from a script and with minimal knowledge and understanding of wildlife. Calls to their helpline unfortunately often result in incorrect advice.

 

facebook.com/groups/helpwildlifeUK

2. Post in our Facebook advice group for further help

The group is administrated by wildlife rescue volunteers who will be able to provide you with tailored advice and help to you to find a rescue.

Go to – www.facebook.com/groups/helpwildlifeUK

 

3. Check one of these sites for other rescues

britishwildlifehelpline.com

 

 

 

 

 

animalrescuers.co.uk/html/wildcents.html

 

 

 

 

Animal Sanctuaries

These sites also hold lists of wildlife rescues although they don’t appear to actively check the listings as we do so unfortunately there are quite a lot of rescues listed who no longer exist.

3) Contact a specialist National group

The following specialist national organisations hold lists of carers or have volunteers covering much of the country so are worth contacting if you can’t find suitable help for their specialist species

The Bat Conservation Trust

National Fox Welfare Society

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

Mustelid Rescue

Raptor Rescue

British Divers Marine Life Rescue