Sick or Injured Wildlife

helpwildlife.co.uk provides free advice on humane, holistic pest control methods

In the following situations, please contact a wildlife rescue immediately

  • Any wild animal caught by a cat or dog
  • Any wild animal hit by a car
  • Any wild animal with visible injuries or growths
  • Any wild animal caught in netting, a trap or snare, or tangled in fishing line/string etc
  • Birds covered in oil

You can find a wildlife rescue in your area by putting your location into our search facility below or going to our map page.

Our infographic covering steps to take


On the links below you will find advice on whether and how to help in less clear cut situations. We hope the information here will help you to decide when to intervene but if you remain unsure or the situation is very urgent, we recommend you contact one of the rescues in our directory by telephone for advice.

If you’re unable to find the help you need, please visit our help page for extra support

General Scenarios

Cat or Dog AttackTangled or TrappedPest SpeciesRoad Accidents

Helping birds

Adult Garden BirdsBaby BirdsRacing PigeonsBirds of Prey
Broken WingsOiled BirdsWaterfowlBirds in Chimneys

Helping Mammals

Baby MammalsBadgersBatsDeer

FoxesHedgehogsOttersSquirrels

Rodents