WILDLIFE RESCUE & REHABILITATION
At our base near Looe, we have a small wildlife hospital unit, run by Senara, who has many years experience of rehabilitating several different species of wildlife. Although every effort is made to rehabilitate the patients and return them to their natural habitat, it isn’t always possible, and in those circumstances permanent sanctuary is offered.
We can help with the following species:
- YOUNG DEER (FAWNS)
- BIRDS OF PREY – OWLS, BUZZARDS, FALCONS & HAWKS
- CORVIDS – CROWS, ROOKS, JACKDAWS, MAGPIES ETC.
If you find an animal or bird that you believe requires assistance, then please call 07506 604445 (8am – 7pm). Place it in a strong box or cat/dog carrier, and keep in a quiet place until you are able to take them to the rescue. We are sorry, but we are unable to offer a collection service.
We work closely with our vets, and undergo periodic inspections. This means that we are able to access vital veterinary advice, and life saving drugs, if we have an animal or bird brought in direct – rather than coming from a vet after receiving emergency treatment. Before taking any animal or bird to a rescue, please check that they do have veterinary support otherwise their treatment options will be very limited.
Please be aware that some young animals will be left alone for long periods by their parents, and DO NOT need rescuing. If you are not sure, then please seek advice. Do not remove young animals unless their lives are in immediate danger – their parents may be close by, and will attend to the youngster when you are out of sight.
NB: If you come across a badly injured bird or animal i.e. broken limbs/wings or open wounds, they require IMMEDIATE VETERINARY ASSISTANCE and must be taken to a wildlife friendly veterinary practice as soon as possible.
Please remember that this service is entirely voluntary – we do not charge nor do we receive any funding. However, many costs are incurred in treating and caring for these animals. Should veterinary assistance be required then it has to be paid for – contrary to public perception, all rescues are charged at normal rates for treating wildlife. Food, bedding, heat and housing costs soon start to add up. Please consider making a donation to the rescue, of either money or goods (food, bedding etc.) to help support the vital service it offers.
We have an Amazon wish list of essentials for the rescue – https://amzn.eu/iiLgtO7