thanks to Stephen James for putting this together for us!
When you find an injured animal –
Or when you see signs of river pollution or other environmental damage –
What should you do?
The links below give information about reporting pollution incidents and how to react when you find an animal in distress.
Signs of river pollution include fish dead or gasping for air and discoloured or smelly water. If you see pollution, report it immediately to the Environment Agency. The link below is also about reporting other kinds of incidents.
Environment Agency incident hotline
Telephone: 0800 80 70 60
This link includes general advice, Animal Rescue Services and RSPCA reporting line:
When to handle an animal and when to leave it alone.
This is a difficult decision in an emergency and the RSPCA offers useful information:
Information about caring for individual species.
Help to keep wildlife safe – for gardeners, pet owners, ramblers and everyone:
- London Colney Hedgehog Rescue
- London Wildlife Protection
- Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital Trust.
- The Bat Conservation Trust
- National Fox Welfare Society
- British Hedgehog Preservation Society
- Mustelid Rescue (for stoats and weasels)
- Raptor Rescue
- British Divers Marine Life Rescue (for seals, whales, dolphins etc)