Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072

Please find below Organisations who can offer advice and other information regarding the rehabilitation of wildlife.

THE RSPCA'S NATIONAL HELPLINE

0300 1234 999

Please take care which option you choose to ensure you speak to an actual person and not a recorded message.

 

For an RSPCA Inspector to come out to a wild animal or bird, you must be able to see it.

 

 

HELP WILDLIFE 

www.helpwildlife.co.uk

This is an online help facility only which lists Rescues by area.

 

RSPB

Is a Conservation Charity and not a wildlife rescue.

The RSPB does not take in injured animals and birds.

However your local Reserve may hold contact details of people who can help.

 

VETS -

Your local vet may keep contact details of people who can help. These are often kind hearted people who care for animals and birds on a small scale.  If you are referred to such a person, please consider leaving a donation as usually the smaller Rescues are self funded.

HEDGEHOGS:-

 

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society

 

Telephone:  01584 890801

 

Website: Please click the link below

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society

 

(Retains a list of all hedgehog carers in your locality)

 

 

HEDGEHOG BOTTOM

Website:

 

http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk/

(A website with lots of excellent and useful information)

 

 

THE RSPCA on 0300 1234 999

 

YOUR LOCAL VETS

 

 

HELP WILDLIFE 

www.helpwildlife.co.uk

 

THE VALE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL

www.valewildlife.org.uk

 

FOXES

 

The Fox Project

 

Telephone 01892 824111

Website: http://foxproject.org.uk/

THE NATIONAL FOX WELFARE SOCIETY

 

http://www.nfws.org.uk/

BADGERS

 

 

BADGER TRUST

Telephone:  0845 8287 878

Website:-

 

CLICK THIS LINK TO THE BADGER TRUST

 

 

THE RSPCA ON 0300 1234 999

 

DUCKLINGS:-

Just some of our many mallard ducklings released onto a Lily Pond near Church Fenton

The RSPB has produced some very useful information regarding mallard ducks and their ducklings:-

http://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/helpingbirds/nesting_mallards/ducklings.aspx

PIGEONS AND DOVES:-

http://www.pigeonrescue.co.uk/caringforababypigeon.htm

The Pigeon and Dove Rescue website has lots of useful information, including how to assess the baby pigeon's age, why its important to keep the baby warm and also how to feed the baby.  Well worth a look !

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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.