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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!

The emergency mobile number will be inactive from 17 May until 2 June 2017.
For any rescues or urgent advice please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. We are still here and able to provide some advice where we can and take in animals where necessary but as a voluntary organisation we will be running at low capacity during this time. You can contact us on 01980 629 470, by email at enquiries@wilts-wildlife-hosp.org.uk. or by message on facebook. We will get back to you as soon as we can but this may not be straight away so please use the RSPCA in urgent matters. Thank you for your patience with us at this time and please do share!
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Two tawny owl chicks fell out of their nesting box. Their nest was 16 ft up in an old oak tree. The chicks were brought in for the night and with the help of the Hawk Conservancy they were placed back in the nest box. ...

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The very dry weather from winter through to spring is having an effect on different species, birds are having difficulty feeding their young, hedgehogs are finding it difficult to find grubs and mini beasts, we also know badgers will be going very hungry, earth worms will be deep in the soil and the knock on effect will be very hungry, starving badger cubs. It is important to help animals by putting out food and water for them.
A very poorly emaciated badger cub was rescued after being found on its own near Winchester
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A baby blackbird and baby sparrow being looked after in the hospital. ...

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A diesel spill on the Anton was possibly the cause of the death of this swan. ...

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This tiny hoglet was found next to dead sibling at a school in Andover it was just over 24hrs old in this. Hand rearing animals this young is quite a challenge. It unfortunately died within 48 hours of being brought in. ...

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This little cub was taken from some children who were playing with him in a playing field in Berkshire! No badger sett in sight! ...

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Our cubs continue to do very well! ...

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A tawny owlet was picked up in a wood, although very young my advice would have been to put it up on a branch and the mother would have looked after it.
It will now go to the hawk conservancy where it will be hand reared with another owlet and then be released and monitored.
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*PLEASE SHARE* The fledgling season is well under way. If you see a young bird on the ground, and it has feathers on its body and can stand up and hop .......leave it!
The mother and father bird will be feeding these birds on the ground until they've developed their flight feathers, it can take a few days. If you have a cat it's best to let the cat out at night as birds are less active and keep the cat in by day.
Every situation is different we are happy to advise. You can't put your scent on a baby bird, but you can on a young mammal so if you need to move a bird into a bush or similar this will not cause the mum to reject it.
We do not remove fledgling birds from gardens because the public feel they are an inconvenience. This is nature and we have to give it a chance at survival which means not interrupting.
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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.