West Hatch Wildlife Centre

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West Hatch Wildlife Centre

OUR ANIMAL CENTRES, WILDLIFE CENTRES, HOSPITALS AND CHARITY SHOPS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

This means that we cannot accept wild or domestic animals from the public, and are looking after existing animals in our care, and new animals brought in via our animal rescue teams.

OUR NATIONAL CRUELTY LINE IS STILL OPERATING: 0300 1234 999.

If you have a badly injured stray or wild animal please call your local vet for advice. Please do not attend a vet practice without calling first.

This is an incredibly difficult time for us across the RSPCA and we appreciate your ongoing support.

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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

** PLEASE NOTE that we are currently unable to accept any admissions. **

Normally, 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.