ARE DISTRESSING AND AVOIDABLE
The 2019 State of Nature Report identifies a dramatic overall decline in UK wildlife since the 1970s. We see the causes and the effects every day in the Hospital.
TO FUND OUR WORK IT COSTS:
£20 EVERY HOUR
£480 EACH DAY
£350,000 EACH YEAR
Road traffic collisions are a frequent occurrence. Window strike and power line injuries are common. Treatment for concussion, temporary blindness, or damaged flight feathers can help injured wildlife recover and return to the wild.
ATTACKS BY DOMESTIC PETS
Cats kill millions of birds each year. We treat hundreds of birds, chicks, and fledglings that have been injured or orphaned as a result of cat attacks. We frequently see hedgehogs that have been attacked by pet dogs.
We see painful injuries caused by strimmers, fence wire, football nets, or animals that have been poisoned by gardening chemicals or trapped. Dedicated care and medical treatment can save some of these poor creatures.
Young birds and animals can get separated from parents, or brought in by members of the public who mistakenly fear the animal has been abandoned. These patients often need 24-hour specialist feeding and care.
Discarded plastics, glass, fishing line and nets, pollution and chemical discharges from shipping are frequent causes of terrible injuries, infections and poisonings - all resulting from human carelessness and waste.
HABITAT LOSS & CLIMATE CHANGE
Intensive agriculture, hedge removal, fencing, paving, and poor plant life in gardens reduces habitat, food and water for wildlife. Many patients are underweight limiting their ability to withstand natural disease and parasites.
CARING FOR 3,500 WILDLIFE PATIENTS EACH YEAR