What to do if you find an injured animal

Wild animals always have the potential to be dangerous. Claws, beaks, teeth and horns, wildlife can be unpredictable and astonishingly strong willed particularly when injured and feeling threatened.

If possible avoid contact with the animal. Wild animals are scared of humans, so naturally if we try to get too close they will panic which can cause further injury making the situation worse than when you started!

The RSPCA offer great advice on the best ways to handle and transport wild animals that require veterinary assistance.

Who should I contact?

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust do not offer any rescue or rehabilitation services for injured wildlife. 

These are three organisations that might be able to help:

Oak & Furrows Cricklade 01793 751412
Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital Salisbury Emergency no 07850 778752
Creatures in Crisis Salisbury, Winterslow, Fordingbridge 24hr helpline 07809 471774