Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Hospital - Chichester, West Sussex - Registered Charity 276179

The Latest News from Brent Lodge

If you need urgent help …


Please note that our emails and Facebook & Twitter messages are not monitored constantly.

Although we are happy to answer general wildlife queries via all those, it may take some time.

If you need urgent advice about sick or injured wildlife, please phone us on 01243-641672.

Diary Dates


Brent Lodge will be attending lots of events throughout the summer. Do come along and say hello!

  • July 26th – The Charity Horse Show – Hunters Race Road, Lavant, Near Chichester.
  • August 2nd – South Downs National Park Dog Fun Day – Woolbeding Parkland, Woolbeding.
  • August 2nd – AlphaPet Fun Day and Dog Show – Queens Field, West Meads, Bognor Regis.
  • August 8th – Chichester African Pygmy Hedgehog show and craft fair – Pagham Village Hall, Bognor Regis.
  • August 15th – The Southdowns Show and Hampshire Wood Fayre – Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield.
  • August 16th – Pagham on Parade – Pagham Village Hall, Bognor Regis.
  • August 22nd & 23rd – Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital’s summer fayre – Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Sidlesham, West Sussex, Chichester.
  • August 31st – The Emsworth Show – Recreation Ground, Horndean, Emsworth.

Can you help with prizes please?


We have lots of fundraising events for the hospital this summer, and running a tombola at these events is a great way for us to raise funds.

However, we need tombola prizes!

So if you have any items that you could let us have as prizes for our tombolas we’d be very grateful.

We can make use of all sorts of nick-naks … toiletries, ornaments, teddies, books, bottles, kiddies bits, tins, non-perishable foods, jewellery, unwanted gifts, etc.

So long as it’s in “as new” condition, we can make use of it.

If you have any items that you think we can use as tombola prizes, please just drop them in to Brent Lodge.

Thank you!

Wildlife Crime


We are currently seeing a worrying number of cases of wildlife crime being mentioned in the news and on social media.

Recent cases include deliberate cruelty to a baby swan, and the destruction of nests with baby birds by builders and tree-fellers.

Wildlife crime includes the persecution of protected native species of flora and fauna, the illegal snaring, trapping or killing of protected mammals, damage to the geophysical features of protected land, and the international trade in endangered species.

The police have a number of Wildlife Crime Officers (WCOs) working across the country, all of whom perform the role alongside their day-to-day policing duties.

They rely on the assistance of the public to enable them to detect offences and prosecute offenders. Please report things that make you suspicious. Posting details on social media may make you feel better, but if you report an incident to the police, then something will be done about it.

The Police Wildlife Crime teams would love to hear from anyone who has any information about wildlife criminality. Please contact them on 101.

If a crime is currently taking place, do not put yourself in danger … always dial 999 immediately.

Hetty the TV star

Nigel and Hetty

This is TV wildlife presenter Nigel Marven with “Hetty”, one of our resident disabled hoggies.

Nigel and Hetty both appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to discuss the plight of hedgehogs.

If you missed it, you can watch Nigel and Hetty at

Hetty was a star. She is blind in one eye, so can’t be released back to the wild. She is used to being handled, and behaved perfectly

Even better news… Nigel has agreed to be a Vice President for our charity! Thank you Nigel!!