Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072

HELP! I'VE FOUND A BABY SQUIRREL, WHAT SHALL I DO?

Grey Squirrels and the Law

Grey Squirrels are a non native species and there are strict rules regarding their release. 

 

A Wildlife Rescue can only release a grey squirrel if they hold the appropriate licence.  Please check with the Wildlife Rescue that they hold this licence or intend to hand the squirrels over to a Rescue who does possess a licence.

 

Baby grey squirrels may be put to sleep if they are not passed to the correct people.

 

If you find a baby grey squirrel, it will most likely have fallen from its nest and be in shock. 

 

It will need warmth, and peace and quiet. 

 

Place the baby somewhere safe and away from any noise, children, cats or dogs

 

place a hot water bottle beneath a fleece to keep the baby warm. 

 

Under no circumstances attempt to feed a COLD baby squirrel. 

 

Ring a wildlife rescue as soon as possible (checking that they have the appropriate licence to release)

RED SQUIRRELS

RED SQUIRRELS -

 

Sadly, there are no red squirrels in our location, so they are not a species which we deal with.

 

Howevere, there are red squirrels in Yorkshire but it is mainly confined to a couple of area.  Snaizeholme near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales and Cotterdale.

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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 

MARCH 2017

 

Hedgehogs are starting to emerge in the Yorkshire area.  Many are very poorly and need help immediately. Please ring 07711883072 if you spot a hedgehog looking weak and wobbly.

FEBRUARY2017

 

Have you lost this beautiful bunny?

 

Found on the main road at Eggborough and handed in to the police station. Please ring 07711883072 if this rabbit is yours. 

JANUARY 2017

 

Happy New Year everyone!

 

2017 looks like it's going to be a very busy year for the Wildlife Orphanage.  Please ring us immediately you spot a wild animal or bird in distress.  Time is always of the essence when dealing with wildlife.

 

WITH VERY BEST WISHES, AND HERE'S TO A GOOD ONE 

NEWS DECEMBER 2016

Newsletter 2016 has now been published

The weather has finally turned with freezing temperatures and hard ground frosts. Yet the rescue is still admitting little hedgehogs and receiving calls about hedgehogs out in the day.   With food sources gone, these hedgehogs will struggle to lay down the fat reserves needed to survive hibernation and need help immediately. 

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.