Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife Trust
Wildlife Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex
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 above (tap it to play) for more information. Further details about the organisation are also available on our About Us page.
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.
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 http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/hedgehogs-could-be-extinct-in-some-parts-of-uk-in-ten-years
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!!
A very short video clip, taken by our staff member Rob Hayler, of a Sparrowhawk being released back to the wild. The bird had spent over a month at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital after being injured in a road traffic accident. Successful rehabilitation back to the wild, giving animals a second chance, is why we do what we do!
See it at http://youtu.be/ImE7ZP7jVRM