If you discover an orphaned, injured or sick wild animal, watch it carefully first to check if it really needs help. Often the best course of action is if it can be left quietly and safely for the parents to return or to recover from an injury. However, if it does need help see the RSPCA’s advice on handling wildlife here, and on what to do with orphaned wildlife here.
If the animal needs urgent veterinary care please take it to your nearest vet. If we are your nearest clinic, you can bring wildlife casualties to us from Monday to Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to collect animals, so if you’re not able to transport the animal to us or another nearby vet safely, or need help outside of our opening hours, please call the National RSPCA helpline on 0300 1234 999 or visit their website here.
We aren’t a wildlife rehabilitation site, so if the wild animal needing care is likely to need rehabilitation please also check if you can get it to a wildlife rehabilitator - advice on how to find a wildlife rehabilitator is available here.