To contact the hospital phone 01375 893893
- The main hospital phone is normally answered between about 8 am and when it gets dark (around 8 – 9 pm during the summer months, but as early as 4 pm in the winter) 7 days a week. Outside those hours you will normally get an answerphone giving the emergency mobile number. Any injured, sick or trapped animal is an emergency. Ring immediately. Don’t wait till next day.
- Please phone before attending if you are bringing a casualty. Please bear in mind that the Hospital and Rescue Service is completely staffed by volunteers and that they may be dealing with another emergency or with cases in the hospital when you call so sometimes you might get through to an answer machine. Please listen carefully to the answering machine and If your call is about a sick or injured animal please phone the mobile number given.
- If you find a small animal or bird that is injured, pick it up, put it in a box or pet carrier and keep it calm & quiet and contact us for advice. We will normally ask you to bring it to us where we have the experience and facilities to give it the best care.
Please Ring BEFORE turning up at the hospital with an animal needing help just in case we have been called away to deal with an emergency
Please DO NOT use the MOBILE number for non-Urgent calls
Please do not email requests for advice as it is far easier for us to give more accurate advice if we can speak to you personally.
To write to us or send donations by mail please select the drop down below for the post office box ( mail only) address:
PLEASE NOTE – THIS ADDRESS IS A POST OFFICE BOX FOR POST ONLY. IT WILL NOT TAKE YOU TO THE WILDLIFE HOSPITAL.
If you need to attend the hospital please call in advance. 01375 893893 We will give you the address and directions when we know when you are coming.
We deal with ALL injured, orphaned or sick wildlife, including foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, squirrels, deer, swans, ducks, geese and any other birds, frogs, toads, lizards, snakes. In fact anything that lives wild in the British countryside or our towns. Our hospital is based just outside the village of Orsett, Essex.
We do not normally deal with domestic or farm animals but will offer help and advice where we are able to.