Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust is a wildlife hospital based in West Sussex. We are a voluntary organisation that has been treating and rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for over 40 years. We receive over 3,000 patients each year.
We invite you to watch our short informational video below (tap it to play) for more information. Further details about the organisation are also available on our About Us page.
Brent Lodge News
Over the next few weeks gardens, local parks and community fields will be lit with the glow of a bonfire. The problem is that hedgehogs love to take shelter beneath piles of wood. Before you light your wood pile, please think of sleeping hedgehogs. A few tips include build a temporary pile and then relocate on the day, fence off the pile with chicken wire or lift edges with a broom to check for sleeping hedgehogs, do not stab with a garden fork.
The Animal & Plant Health Agency have finally lifted the Avian Influenza Prevention Zones in England & Wales. Essentially, we are free from any risk of bird flu. This means that ALL vet practices will be able to take in bird wildlife casualties again for appropriate treatment. This very welcome news comes at a time when the numbers of bird wildlife casualties seasonally increases and should hopefully help spread the load for ourselves.
I am informing you all, that Brent Lodge has now extended it’s hospital opening hours. The hospital will now be fully staffed throughout the summer and open from 09:30 – 18:30. The hospital will then revert to it’s emergency helpline number after 18:30, which is our local vet Alphapet 01243 842832 who runs a 24 hour helpline.
This means we can care for more wildlife, and help rehabilitate more patients back into the wild.
This has only been possible from all the support, and donations provided to us. The extra open hours we have, will also help to provide greater care and more efficiently to the many baby birds and mammals we will receive.
Please call us first if you have discovered any injured animal or abandoned wildlife, by seeking some basic advice could mean that they can stay in the wild where they have a greater chance of survival.
Thank you for all of your ongoing support.
We are really pleased to say that we received confirmation that our plans were successful and given permission to go ahead with the site re-build.
The re-build is required due to the ever-increasing number and variety of patients we are treating each year. We are just simply running out of room to safely rehabilitate patients and having to ‘house’ birds and mammals in the same area, meaning some animals are located too close to their natural predators, which is not ideal. Much of the hospital was built in the 1980’s on a shoestring budget, so the buildings are no longer fit for purpose and is not an ideal working environment for staff and volunteers.
As well as a new hospital we also have plans to build several new outside enclosures, an education room and a reception area. The redevelopment will be staged in five phases, with a target to complete the final build of the hospital within three years. As a relatively small organisation we are limited to generous voluntary funds, so the success of our project is determined by increased funding from the community.
Thanks to a generous donation of £25,000 from The Hatcher Animal Welfare Trust we were able to start building 12 new outside bird of prey enclosures, allowing for more flight space resulting in better rehabilitation.
We are really excited to announce that we have opened our 4th shop in Bognor Regis.
The shop was officially opened by the Mayor of Bognor. We look forward to a growing success in the town and hope to see many of our local supporters.
Please drop by to see some of our bargains and have a chat with our lovely staff and volunteers. Donations of stock can be dropped off at our shop, so if you are planning a clear out in the new year please think of us for any furniture, clothes or unwanted gifts.