Before attempting to rescue any larger mammals, you must first consider your own safety and the animals ability to fight back.
|When should you rescue a baby mammal?
|When should you not rescue a baby mammal?
|If the animal has been in a RTA
|If the animal is out of the nest but being fed
|If the animal is obviously injured or appears unwell
|If it is not safe for you to so and you are putting yourself in danger
|If the animal is in immediate danger from a cat, cars or any other threat.
|It is perfectly normal for the parents to spend time away from the babies. Observe from a distance for several hours and seek further advice if no parents return.
|If the mother of nursing babies has been killed, or if both parents have been killed
|Unless the animal is injured or in immediate danger, it is always best to seek advice from a wildlife centre before removing the animal
|If the animal has been caught by a cat or dog
A basic rule – if you can approach and pick up any wildlife
it is probably ill or injured and may need help.
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01773 712 999
Please remember we are volunteers, we cannot always help but we will certainly try.