Have You Found A Wildlife Casualty?
WHAT YOU MUST DO FIRST
- Secure agreement from a local wildlife rescue that they are able to take the casualty in. (If you have not done that yet, please go to Help Wildlife and message them and they will reply with Advice/Rescue Locations).
- Once you have secured a space, check with the rescue what their opening times are AND what their drop off (Covid) protocol is, so our driver knows what time they need to get there by & what to do when they get there.
- Have the casualty contained in a box which the volunteer can take away with them. You MUST place a towel or unwanted item of clothing in the bottom of the box so the casualty is comfortable and secure during the journey.
- PHONE US ON OUR TRANSPORT REQUEST NUMBER to let us know that you're all set for us to start looking for a Driver for you.
- Remove any water from the box that the casualty is in (spilt water can be fatal to a weakened animal/bird during a journey).
WHEN THE VOLUNTEER DRIVER ARRIVES
- Meet the Driver outside (never take them into your house), place the box on the ground and then retreat to a safe distance so they can pick the box up.
ONCE THE CASUALTY HAS BEEN COLLECTED
- Text us to let us know.
- If you are able, we strongly encourage you to make a donation to the rescue who are taking the casualty into their care.
- UK Wildlife Transporters operates a small fund to cover the expenses of the Volunteer Drivers. Donations towards this are much appreciated but please do not pass money directly to the Drivers. These contributions can be made HERE.