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Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital Summer Fayre
 

30 July 2017

A huge thank you to Peter Norrey who has donated a very generous £2,500! This is a great help, especially this time of year with the 200 plus resident hedgehogs and other wildlife we are currently to caring for!

Sorry if this picture upsets anybody, this is one of the many injuries the wildlife hospital deals with. This poor hedgehog was strimmered, like so many are every year as well as frogs, toads and anything that can't escape the unforgiving cord. The general public should always check before strimming to avoid injuries like this one.
I am confident this hedgehog will be alright, as you can see the wound is looking smaller. To get to this stage it has to be cleaned every other day to make sure we promote healthy tissue for healing, as well as using minuka honey on the hedgehog is on anti biotics.
I would like to thank Beeches Vets in Melksham for taking this hedgehog in and looking at it in a positive way as they do with any wildlife taken to them before passing on to ourselves.
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Manx Shearwater No 3.....was picked up late last night on a grass verge in Andover ...

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This Badger came in today with rump wounds inflicted by another badger, so territorial fighting going on. The wound had maggots which were flushed out and cleaned, using the crush cage to access the wound, then wound spray applied as well as given an antibiotic injection. It is a younger animal so we will patch him up and send him back to where he came from a stronger animal, because rest assured he will have to battle again. ...

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Another juvenile Manx Shearwater in today, and most likely blown inland. ...

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We had a call about this young roe deer laying in a garden, no mother was seen as it would almost certainly have still been with the doe. There was nothing obvious wrong because it was seen walking, so observation was the advice, after 2/3 hours it had gone. Hopefully it may have had a slight bump with a car and was well enough to recover on its own. If we had rushed along to pick it up it almost certainly would have died on the journey back, so sometimes just waiting to see what happens reaps rewards. ...

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We've taken in a manx shearwater today, it was probably blown off course by the high winds we've had this week. This has happened before, a few years ago we took in 9. We were lucky enough to get it taken to a very good bird hospital near the coast, hopefully it will be released at dusk tomorrow, from a cliff top to continue it's migration. ...

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The kestrel being fed today, his eye is now half open....he certainly has attitude! ...

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The polecat out and about, everything looks to be working alright, We will try and release him over the weekend. ...

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This beautiful juvenile male kestrel came in with a tick on his head. Ticks can be fatal as they release toxins into the brain, unless removed, as you can see it also causes swelling around the eye area where the tick was. Birds pick up ticks as they feed, putting their heads into the ground. This one will be treated with anti inflammatory drugs as well as antibiotics, hopefully he will make a good recovery. ...

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Wiltshire Against the badger cull ...

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Thank You Animal Friends Pet Insurance!

Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital would like to thank Animal Friends Pet Insurance and the employee of the quarter (Gavin) for nominating us for there extremely generous donation of £3,000. This very generous donation will go towards the funding for the animal food supplies, which is one of our major ongoing expenses. Thank you Animal Friends for your support.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Have you found a sick, injured or orphaned animal and wondered where to find help and advice?
The Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital provides a 24-hour rescue and advice service for Wiltshire’s wildlife. Our team of dedicated volunteers rescues, treats, cares for and rehabilitates mammals, birds and reptiles in preparation for their release back to the wild in and around the Wiltshire area.

All animals admitted are given the same care and attention, regardless of species.

Emergency contact number: 07850 778 752

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The Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital is treating an increasing number of animals and relies solely on memberships and donations. Every patient needs suitable accommodation, a specific diet, warmth, a quiet environment, regular care and monitoring. They may also need veterinary treatment and medication. Help them by becoming a supporter or donating towards this much-needed cause.