IF YOU HAVE FOUND A WILDLIFE CASUALTY...
What is a Wildlife First Response Kit?
It is NOT a Wildlife First Aid Kit, nor is it intended to be!
These Kits are designed to equip you to take the initial steps towards helping an animal or bird in need by securing the creature and transporting him/her immediately to your nearest wildlife rescue, wildlife hospital or wildlife-friendly vet.
Every Kit comes with general information and links to allow you to find wildlife rescues in your local area.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that you seek advice and assistance from a suitable rescue as soon as possible after discovering the casualty.
Hannah & Ryan (the WFR creators) are not veterinarians nor wildlife experts. These Kits are based on their own experience in wildlife rescue and it is asked that you use your common sense when dealing with a casualty and contact a Rescue/Vet ASAP.
SELF POLICED ‘WILDLIFE CARE’ REGULATION FROM WITHIN THE WILDLIFE RESCUE/REHABILITATION COMMUNITY
The Wildlife Care Badge is about placing ‘animal rights’ at the heart of animal welfare efforts AND about putting specific emphasis on the rights of wildlife casualties.
As the Wildlife Rescue Industry is unregulated in Wales, England and Northern Ireland, whenever a member of the public takes a wildlife casualty to a Wildlife Rescue or Rehabber, they can't know in advance - unless it is one of the few very large centres - whether they are dropping that animal off at the welfare equivalent of a hospital or a horror shop. The Wildlife Care Badge wants to change all that...
The WCB is set up to empower Wildlife Rescues to be set up to a standard where they can treat wildlife casualties case by case, acknowledging & empathising with them (listening to them, for want of a better word) as individuals (with their own specific needs) that should be met as much as possible.