Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (these are all genuine questions) PLEASE READ

 

QUESTION;   CAN I TURN UP ON YOUR DOORSTEP WITHOUT RINGING FIRST?

 

ANSWER:  No.  All wildlife admissions are accepted only after a telephone conversation (not texts, tweets and we don't do Facebook).  A good old fashioned telephone conversation is needed to ensure that a Wildlife Rescue is the best place for a wild animal or bird.  For example, many calls are received about fledglings which do not need rescuing, and at the other end of the scale, wildlife found with serious, none survivable injuries which require immediate veterinary treatment not Wildlife Rehabilitation.

 

By law all injured wildlife must be seen by a qualified vet.

 

WILDLIFE IS TREATED FOR FREE !

 

Also, I may not be in, I may be ill or I may be full and cannot accept further animals.

 

PLEASE RING FIRST - 0771 1883072

QUESTION :  CAN I HAVE A NOSY ROUND AND LOOK AT ALL THE POORLY ANIMALS?

 

ANSWER:  Sorry no, Wild animals differ greatly from domestic animals like cats and dogs.  They are nervous and panicky and easily stressed.  All animals are placed in a wildlife cabin where interaction with a human is kept to the necessary minimum.  Stress can kill therefore the wildlife cabin is kept as quiet as possible

QUESTION :  MY CAT'S JUST BROUGHT A BIRD IN AND UNFORTUNATELY ITS SERIOUSLY INJURED, CAN I BRING IT TO YOU?

 

ANSWER:  All injured wildlife should be taken DIRECTLY to a vet.  There is NO charge for wildlife.  If the bird needs to be euthanised it can be done there and then, rather than causing any further stress.  Animal Welfare comes first!

QUESTION :  I'VE JUST FOUND A PEACOCK, MONKEY, TURTLE, BUDGIE, PARROT, etc etc in my garden, will you take it?

 

ANSWER​:  No, this is a WILDLIFE rescue and we care for British Wildlife.  Please ring the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 who will advise you what to do.

QUESTION :  I RUN A PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB AND HAVE SEEN AN ARTICLE IN THE LOCAL PRESS ABOUT YOUR RESCUE, CAN OUR GROUP COME AND PHOTOGRAPH THE ANIMALS?

 

ANSWER​:  Sorry this is a Hospital where peace and quiet is essential.  Any undue noise or stress can have dire consequences. 

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The Wildlife Orphanage, located off the A19 between Selby and York, is a small wildlife rescue specialising in the care of young wild animals and birds.

APRIL 2017 

On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated 

THE WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE. A LOOK BACK AT 2016

October News

HEDGEHOGS, THE AUTUMN JUVENILES FLOOD IN!

Baby Pixie arrived weighing only 100g and has numerous problems
Pixie has to have Imaverol baths to clear his skin
Pixie is suffering from mites & ringworm and is in a bad way for such a tiny hedgehog

The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks.  These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year.  They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly.  Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly. 

 

With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation.  They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.

 

If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,

Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.