Dorset Wildlife Rescue

WILD MAMMALS & BIRDS OF PREY RESCUE….. We are unable to take in garden birds or seagulls

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Orphaned ducklings rescued

Posted by dorsetwildlife on March 29, 2014

These thirteen little ducklings were rescued last evening. Luckily a lovely caring couple from Bearwood saw them without their mother & contained them safely until Chris & Sarah arrived. Despite searching for the mother she could not be located so the brood were taken to our rescue centre where they are doing well.

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Rescued from a flooded field

Posted by dorsetwildlife on February 23, 2014

Poor Blackberry was found today, wet, alone & shivering.
She is now warm & dry & sleeping off a full belly.

Rescued from a flooded field.

Rescued from a flooded field.

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Motorway rescue for Grimble

Posted by dorsetwildlife on December 7, 2013

IMG_0423Grimble the Tawny Owl unfortunately crash landed onto the M3, but luckily was spotted & saved by a driver who was returning to Dorset. After spending some time in a veterinary centre he is now recuperating with us, & we’re pleased to say that every day he is making progress.

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Hugh, Pugh & Barney!

Posted by dorsetwildlife on August 8, 2013

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Hugh, Pugh & Barney were sadly orphanned at only three days old, after their mother rejected them when the nest was disturbed. 

They were successfully weaned and as you can see they are now thriving well on a great diet in our newly furbished hoggie hotel

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Swimming free

Posted by dorsetwildlife on June 28, 2013

Remember the day old ducklings we rescued a few months ago! Here they are being released & swimming free.SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC

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New life begins for Bingo & Poker

Posted by dorsetwildlife on June 28, 2013

This is Bingo & Poker, this years orphaned fox cubs. Both came to us in poor condition having been found alone & starving when only a week old.

After two months of nursing them back to full health, last weekend they progressed onto the next stage in their rehabilitation & are now happily settled into our soft release pen where they will stay until late summer,

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The Ringwood Nine

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 10, 2013

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This lovely but messy group had a bad start to life when mum was hit by a car, however they are being cared for now and are growing quickly!

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Spencer didn’t want to be caught

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 10, 2013

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Spencer was an old badger who had a nasty bite to its hind quarters! We were called to Pimperne on bank holiday Monday by a lovely family for a badger trapped down the side of their garage! After quite a fight to get him out we brought him back to the treatment room and treated the wounds and I am happy to say he is already back in the wild!!!!

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Baby Boom

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 9, 2013

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This group of baby rabbits were accidentally dug up while a resident of winterbourne zelston was doing some gardening at the weekend!

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Getting the call meant the whole team jumped in to action to start the bottle feeding and weighing of the little ones!

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We will keep you posted on their progress!

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Happy Family

Posted by dorsetwildlife on May 3, 2013

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An amazing happy day, neighbour knocked on my door to say that 7 ducklings has fallen through a drain cover near our house – went into immediate panic thinking Nick I really really need you! When I got to the place someone had taken off the drain cover & the 7 little ducklings had fallen 4 feet to the muddywater below. Luckily a man turned up who happened to have a kiddies fishing net & we got them out & kept them safe in a box with mum watching nearby – unfortunately she flew off before we could get her – so we walked up & down the road for ages with her flying overhead – I made an emergency call to Nicks nephew Chris – who is now our head rescuer & within 10 mins he appeared in his ambulance with the proper equipment we needed – we placed the ducklings in a cage & with mum following in the air we got to the lake – mum flew down near to where we had put the cage & when Chris opened it they all trotted out & ran to mum, well….all but 3 who went the opposite direction & ended up falling down a steep embankment – I followed & crawled through a holly bush to get to them – ouch – but they then disappeared down a fox hole arrrggghhhh.But we waited till they came out & directed them the the waters edge, it was a frantic wait as it took mum 45 mins to return to get them but we’re all on a high after seeing them all back together. Also made me feel good, that I CAN do rescues with out Nick because of the knowledge he taught me, thank you darling I know you were watching & helping me & Chris, & that you are proud of us.

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