Injured wildlife

Injured wildlife

In the event that you come across an injured or stranded animal, please contact the relevant organisation listed below.

 

Birds

Bats

  • Cornwall Bat Rescue:  Sue and Chris Harlow: 01872 278 695
  • Bat Conservation Trust Bat Helpline: Bat Helpline 0345 1300 228 / enquiries@bats.org.uk

Hedgehogs

  • Prickles & Paws: 01637 831299
  • British Hedgehog Preservation Society: 01584 890 801

Marine

Live marine animals:

  • For live stranded whales, dolphins and seals etc. - British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) 01825 765 546 (24 hours)
  • For advice on live injured or distressed seals - Cornwall Seal Sanctuary 01326 221361

Dead marine animals:

  • CWT Marine Strandings Network 0345 201 2626 (24 hours)

Harassment and Disturbance:

  • Cornwall Marine and Coastal Code 0345 201 2626 (24 hours)

View the Marine and Coastal Code page of the website.

Exotic animals

Newquay Zoo: John Meek, Curator of animals 01637 873342/ john.meek@newquayzoo.org.uk

Wildlife Crime

Incidents of serious harassment should be reported to the Police immediately (Devon and Cornwall Police Wildlife Crimes: 08705 777444) Marine harrassment (less serious or not immediate) can be reported to Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Marine Disturbance 24-hour hotline above. Reports should be supported by photos and videos if possible.

PC Chris Collins – chriscollins@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Vets who are willing to receive calls concerning injured wild animals

Caradon

Callington - Calweton Veterinary Group 01579 383231
Liskeard - Luxstowe Veterinary Centre 01579 342120
Looe - Calweton Veterinary Group 01579 263773
Saltash - Albert Cottage Veterinary Clinic 01752 846805

Carrick

St Agnes/Perranporth - St Clement Veterinary Centre 01872 223400
Truro/Roseland - Clifton Villa Veterinary Surgery -  Tregony 01872 501900 or Truro 01872 273694

Kerrier

Camborne - Clifton Villa Veterinary Surgery 01209 711933
Falmouth - Rosemullion Veterinary Surgery 01326 313991
Helston - Rosemullion Veterinary Surgery 01326 572596
Redruth - Jenny Williamson 01209 218801

North Cornwall

Bodmin - Abbott, Draper & Fraser 01208 75252/01208 812530
Bude - Penbode Veterinary Group 01288 353766
Camelford - Penbode Veterinary Group 01840 213277
Launceston - Castle Veterinary Group 01566 772211
Padstow - Penmellyn Veterinary Group 01841 520647
Wadebridge - Abbott, Draper & Fraser 01208 812530

Penwith

Hayle - Hayle Veterinary Surgery 01736 754111
Penzance - Regent Court Veterinary Practise 01736 368768
St Ives - St Ives Veterinary Surgery01736 798333

Restormel

Newquay - Penmellyn Veterinary Group 01637 871695
St Austell - Churchend Veterinary Centre 01726 72095