Who can help with injured wildlife?

Many people contact us about injured birds and animals.

This is not our area of expertise and unfortunately we cannot take in injured wildlife - but there are lots of specialist rescues who will be able to help. Most of these organisations rely on volunteers, so please call the one that is closest to you first.

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Found a hedgehog? Click here

Click here to search by postcode for your nearest wildlife rescue

A selection of wildlife rescues in Sussex:


0300 1234 999, national
0300 123 0723, Mallydams Wood Wildlife Unit, Hastings

Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

01243 641672, Chichester

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) 

07815 078234 (24 hour rescue hotline), East Sussex

Folly Wildlife Rescue

01892 543213, Tunbridge Wells

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group

01903 234866 (24 hour emergency hotline), Worthing

British Hedgehog Preservation Society

01584 890 801, national (can provide contact details for local hedgehog carers in Sussex)

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

01825 840252, Ringmer

Seahaven Wildlife Rescue

0300 561 0608, Brighton to Eastbourne

Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service (WADARS)

01903 247111, Worthing

In this section

Stranded Marine Wildlife

Advice on what to do if you find injured or stranded marine wildlife

Oiled birds and oil spills

Ingesting oil is extremely harmful to birds. Due to the complexity of cleaning oiled birds, please leave such efforts to specialists, do not attempt to clean them yourself