Our wildlife centres | RSPCA - RSPCA
Our wildlife centres
We have four wildlife centres
Together, our centres provide specialist care for the rehabilitation of wildlife throughout England and Wales.
- East Winch in Norfolk
- Mallydams Wood in East Sussex
- Stapeley Grange in Cheshire
- West Hatch in Somerset.
Lots of our animal centres and branches also take in sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, plus we work with a number of other wildlife rehabilitators to rehabilitate casualty wildlife.
Our wildlife centre admissions consist of 76 per cent birds, 23 per cent mammals and one per cent of everything else. Hedgehogs were the most commonly-admitted species in 2012. Our wildlife centres are equipped with veterinary surgeries, isolation cubicles, orphan wards and a variety of paddocks, pools, pens and aviaries to accommodate the many species of wild animal they admit, from fox cubs to birds of prey.
Wildlife care advice
Our wildlife centres, together with the wildlife department, have developed wildlife rehabilitation protocols, based on their knowledge, experience and detailed research. These describe the best husbandry (ways to care) for these animals and are updated as science and knowledge progress.
Wildlife rehabilitation is very tricky and best left to experts so that the animals have the best chance of survival back in the wild. We would always recommend that if you find a wild animal that you think is injured, you give it to an experienced rehabilitator, or contact us.
Orphaned animals come into our centre every year, but it depends on the species as to what you should do. A lot of baby wild animals can look like orphans, so always check to make sure the wild animal is orphaned first.