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West Hatch Wildlife Centre

West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset treats thousands of animals from the far South West, the West Country and southern England every year.

The veterinary staff are complemented by experts in animal husbandry and rehabilitation, enabling the highest standards of treatment and care.

During the busy summer months, our staff are supported by tireless and committed volunteers – we just couldn’t survive without them!

Bringing an injured animal to the centre

The centre is open for admission of wildlife casualties 365 days a year from 8am - 9pm.
Out of hours, please call the 24-hour cruelty line: 0300 1234 999.

Visiting West Hatch

Because the welfare of the animals is our priority, we can’t allow the public to tour the centre as too much human contact can prevent animals from making a full recovery. However, supervised visits for vocational courses or groups may be possible. These need to be booked in advance.

 
 

Our events

  • Sun 7 June

    Annual 'duck rescue'
    TAUNTON
    XAnnual 'duck rescue'TAUNTONCome and watch the fun as our inspectors 'rescue' 2,000 rubber ducks on the Pear Pond at Hestercombe Gardens. Sponsor a duck for £1 and if yours is one of the first 20 rescued you'll win a prize. There will be face painting, 'hook a duck' and an information stall. This event runs from 11am-4pm (duck rescue at 3pm). Please note: there's an entrance fee to Hestercombe Gardens (members free).Sun 7 June Run by: West Hatch Wildlife CentreLocation: Hestercombe Gardens Hestercombe TAUNTON TA2 8LGMapMapFind out more
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    Annual 'duck rescue'

    Sun 7 June Location: Hestercombe Gardens Hestercombe TAUNTON TA2 8LGMapMapOur annual 'duck' rescue will take place on Sunday, 7th June at Hestercombe Gardens*.

    Come along and watch the fun as our inspectors row out on their boat to round up and rescue 2,000 rubber ducks from the Pear Pond. They'll be starting at 3pm but we'll be there from 11.00am with an information stall, face painting and 'hook a duck'.

    Sponsor a duck for £1 and if yours is one of the first 20 the inspectors rescue you'll win a prize. The first duck will win £50! Buy your sponsorship from West Hatch Wildlife and Animal Centres either in advance or on the day. The proceeds of this event will all go to caring for animals at RSPCA West Hatch. 

    Please note: there is an entrance fee to Hestercombe gardens (but it's free to Hestercombe members).

    *Hestercombe Gardens, Hestercombe,TAUNTON TA2 8LG

 

Contact details:

0300 123 0721

Address:

West Hatch

TAUNTON

TA3 5RT

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Opening hours:

Admission of Wildlife Casualties 8am-9pm every day

Services offered:

Emergency wildlife care

Wildlife welfare advice

West Hatch Wildlife Centre

West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset treats thousands of animals from the far South West, the West Country and southern England every year.

The veterinary staff are complemented by experts in animal husbandry and rehabilitation, enabling the highest standards of treatment and care.

During the busy summer months, our staff are supported by tireless and committed volunteers – we just couldn’t survive without them!

Bringing an injured animal to the centre

The centre is open for admission of wildlife casualties 365 days a year from 8am - 9pm.
Out of hours, please call the 24-hour cruelty line: 0300 1234 999.

Visiting West Hatch

Because the welfare of the animals is our priority, we can’t allow the public to tour the centre as too much human contact can prevent animals from making a full recovery. However, supervised visits for vocational courses or groups may be possible. These need to be booked in advance.

 
 
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