Hedgehog and Garden Bird Rescue
Garden Bird and Hedgehog Rescue are a small wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release organisation based in Staffordshire and West Midlands. We undertake hedgehog rescue and care, and also wild bird rescue and are passionate about caring for wildlife in general. At the moment it is run by Alan and myself (Wendy) with the help of other volunteers.
I worked at The British Wildlife Rescue Centre for 5 years, and enjoyed every moment.It is great to see sick or injured animals returned to the wild in a healthy state after rescue. The time came, however, when I could no longer go to the centre and so after a few months of missing the work decided to set up Hedgehog and Garden Bird Rescue at home in Staffordshire. I have a heated shed and rehabilitation area. We also have heat pads for baby Hedgehogs and ill animals.
We have a release pen for hedgehogs which allows us to do a soft release for them, whereby they are free to come and go as they please with the knowledge that food and water is always available. We also have cages for birds and a bird release pen as an intermediate stage for final release.
After working from home for a while, I found I was getting a little overcrowded and so passed on rescued hedgehogs to Alan who picked up things very quickly during training. So now we are both in full swing and with the extra space at Alan's (and other volunteers) we hope to be able to help more animals.
We work closely with local vets who are very supportive, and as we are a small concern the animals get one to one attention. We have a good release success rate and in the future hope to expand this service to other local areas. All members are sent on courses to improve knowledge.
We are always very grateful of any donations, as vets bills and food can be very expensive (one tin of powdered milk for baby hogs is £40).
Unfortunately, we are unable to collect animals
We're Very Easy to Contact! If you've found injured or orphaned wildlife, please call!
|Wendy||01785 747683||Stafford area|
|Chris||07814 451030||Cannock area|
|Carol||01827 701219||Tamworth area|
Hedgehog and Garden Bird Rescue works in co-operation with local vets and is partly funded by Pets at Home, Adoption Scheme, for which we are very grateful. We also rely on public donations with the remaining costs coming from our own pockets. All donations are gratefully received and can be made easily using
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