Do You Have A UK Wildlife Casualty That Needs To Get To A Rescue?

STEP 1

ARE YOU A RESCUE WANTING TRANSPORT TO GET A CASUALTY TO YOU?

(IF SO, MOVE TO STEP 3)

OR

 

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC: HAVE YOU SECURED A PLACE AT A LOCAL RESCUE FOR YOUR WILDLIFE CASUALTY?

 

If NO: please follow this advice HERE  //  If YES: please move to Step 2.

STEP 2

AS WE ARE A VOLUNTEER SERVICE,

PLEASE CONSIDER THESE OPTIONS BEFORE PHONING US...

 

- Can you take public transport? The casualty won't find this any more or less stressful than travelling in a car. Just cover their box/carrier with a towel so they can't see out.

- Can you ask a friend, family member or neighbour to drive you or take the casualty to rescue on your behalf.

 

STEP 3

WE'RE HERE (AND HAPPY) TO HELP.

OUR CONTACT HOURS

WE ARE CURRENTLY VERY SHORT STAFFED SO WE CAN ONLY TRANSPORT DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS WHILE WE RECRUIT MORE VOLUNTEERS.

 

I AM VERY SORRY BUT WE WILL BE 7 DAYS A WEEK AGAIN ASAP.

 

MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY

[CLOSED]

WEDNESDAY: 10:30 - 3:30

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 12-5

(YOU MUST BE OVER 18.  IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 AND HAVE FOUND A CASUALTY, PLEASE ASK A GUARDIAN OR PARENT TO PHONE US ON YOUR BEHALF).

PLEASE PHONE US ON:

 

0330 133 3196

WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY TRANSPORTING SMALL/MEDIUM WILDLIFE (HEDGEHOGS & OTHER SMALL/MEDIUM MAMMALS AND BIRDS AND AMPHIBIANS, FOR EXAMPLE).  

 

IF YOU HAVE FOUND AN INJURED/POORLY FOX, BADGER, DEER OR OTHER LARGER MAMMAL - OR A LARGE WATER BIRD LIKE A SWAN - PLEASE GO TO THIS FACEBOOK PAGE HELP WILDLIFE & SEND A MESSAGE ASAP ASKING FOR HELP & ADVICE.  

 

MOST OF THE RESCUES WHO CARE FOR LARGER MAMMALS/BIRDS HAVE SPECIALIST, TRAINED DRIVERS TO HELP COLLECT/CONTAIN THE CASUALTY.

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IF YOU HAVE A WILDLIFE CASUALTY OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS (OR WE ARE NOT ANSWERING BECAUSE WE ARE ON ANOTHER CALL) HERE'S SOME HELPFUL ADVICE...

- BRING THE CASUALTY INSIDE - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BROUGHT THE CASUALTY INSIDE & THAT IT IS IN A BOX (WITH A TOWEL INSIDE) AND THAT IT IS PLACED IN A ROOM THAT IS QUIET, WARM AND AWAY FROM ALL CHILDREN AND PETS.  (TO THAT CASUALTY, YOU ARE A PREDATOR AND LOUD NOISE IS A THREAT: TO GIVE IT THE BEST CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN A SECURE ROOM ALONE & THEN PHONE A WILDLIFE RESCUE ASAP FOR ADVICE).

- WILDLIFE RESCUES -  PLEASE GO TO WWW.HELPWILDLIFE.CO.UK & TYPE YOUR POSTCODE INTO THEIR MAP OPTION TO FIND YOUR NEAREST RESCUES, WHO MAY BE FAR CLOSER FOR YOU TO TRANSPORT/GET A TAXI TO THAN YOU REALISE.  (WE ARE ONLY TRANSPORTING TO A SET NUMBER OF RESCUES ACROSS THE UK, SO IT MAY BE THAT YOU CAN FIND A BETTER, CLOSER ONE THAN WE CAN).

- TAXIS ARE FAB - UKWT CANNOT BE 24/7 SO HERE IS SOME ADVICE IF YOU CANNOT GET HOLD OF US: TAXIS CAN BE A BRILLIANT OPTION, IF YOU JUST EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.  PLEASE STATE, "THE CASUALTY WILL BE IN A SECURE BOX (WITH LOTS OF AIRHOLES) AND IT WILL BE PLACED ON THE FRONT SEAT OF THE CAR, SECURED WITH THE SEATBELT.  THE DRIVER JUST HAS TO DROP OFF THE 'PARCEL' TO THE WILDLIFE RESCUE, WHO WILL BE EXPECTING IT." [MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE RESCUE EXACTLY WHEN THE TAXI WILL BE ARRIVING].  YOU THEN JUST NEED TO PAY UP FRONT AND CHECK WITH THE RESCUE A SHORT TIME LATER TO MAKE SURE THE CASUALTY ARRIVED OK.  (ASK THE  DRIVER IF HE/SHE WOULD BE KIND ENOUGH NOT TO PLAY MUSIC DURING THE JOURNEY: EXPLAIN THAT IT COULD SAVE THE CASUALTY'S LIFE).

[IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU CANNOT AFFORD A TAXI, ASK FRIENDS & FAMILY TO CHIP IN £5 EACH, TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE CASUALTY YOU HAVE FOUND.]

- VEGAN & WILDLIFE FACEBOOK GROUPS - POSTING AND ASKING FOR DRIVERS (ONCE YOU HAVE CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL RESCUE AND FOLLOWED THE ADVICE THEY HAVE GIVEN YOU) IN LOCAL VEGAN AND WILDLIFE GROUPS CAN BE VERY EFFECTIVE.  EXPLAIN THAT A RESCUE CAN TAKE THE CASUALTY - IS EXPECTING IT - AND THAT YOU CAN PAY FOR FUEL COSTS.

- VETS - REACH OUT TO YOUR LOCAL VETS, WHO MAY BE MUCH CLOSER TO YOU AND EASIER FOR YOU TO GET TO, SOMETIMES EVEN ON FOOT.  SOME VETS ARE LESS WILDLIFE EXPERIENCED THAN OTHERS SO SIMPLY EXPLAIN YOUR SITUATION: ASK IF THEY COULD ASSESS YOUR WILDLIFE CASUALTY (OR STABILISE IT) & THEN HOLD & CARE FOR THE WILDLIFE CASUALTY WHILST YOU FIND TRANSPORT TO PICK IT UP AND TRANSPORT IT TO THE NEAREST WILDLIFE RESCUE.  SOMETIMES A VET WILL ALREADY BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH A WILDLIFE RESCUE AND DROP IT OFF THEMSELVES AFTER ASSESSING.  FEEL FREE TO PASS THE UKWT NUMBER ONTO THE VETS FOR THEM TO ASK US FOR HELP WITH TRANSPORT.

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