West Hatch Wildlife Centre
OUR NATIONAL CRUELTY LINE IS STILL OPERATING: 0300 1234 999.
OUR ANIMAL CENTRE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
OUR WILDLIFE CENTRE PHONE LINE (0300 123 0721) IS OPEN BETWEEN 9AM - 12PM AND 2PM - 4PM EACH DAY. THE WILDLIFE CENTRE IS ALSO OPEN TO ADMIT WILD ANIMALS BUT WE ASK THAT ALL VISITORS OBSERVE OUR COVID GUIDANCE AS FOLLOWS:
- Please take any injured animals to the facility closest to where you found them. This might be a vet practice or wildlife centre. Please only travel to the centre if there are no nearer facilities that can help.
- Please do not come to the site if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 (high temp, continuous cough, etc).
- Only 1 family member should bring the animal to the centre.
- We ask that you wear a face covering if you are able.
- On arrival please ring the doorbell by the green gate and wait for attention.
- Please ensure social distancing at all times and stay behind safety screens/signage as requested.
- You may be asked to take the box/bedding you brought with you back home to reduce the risk of disease to our staff.
Thank you for your ongoing support during this difficult time.
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 from 8am - 9pm. Out of hours, please call the 24-hour cruelty line: 0300 1234 999. Please note we are open from 8am - 6pm on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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.