If you have a wildlife casualty, please call or text the charity’s helpline on 07910 643 122 and leave a message. We will try to return your query as soon as possible.
Please understand that our limited service is overstretched daily and it is simply not possible to return each and every single call and message sent to us, sometimes amounting to over 30 -50 calls per day in the Summer months.
We operate a voicemail service used to triage all the incoming calls. We also work with over 25 veterinary surgeries across several counties – you may wish to contact your local vets for assistance – they will quite likely take in the casualty and refer to us for further care
After an exhausting Summer and Autumn season for the charity, the patient numbers remain at a constant high and we are running at capacity on a daily basis but continue to rescue and rehabilitate new admissions on a tight budget and limited resources.
As of the first week in November this year, we have rescued over 500 Hedgehogs this year and the number continues to rise with dropping temperatures.
Year on year, as patient numbers rise, so do our costs of running the charity and it’s facilities.
You can support our efforts by contributing to our costs, now at a minimum of £1,500 every month.
You can also make donations of food and other wanted items online via our Amazon WishList; simply purchae items from our wishlist as you would with any other Amazon purchase and the donations are sent directly to the charity!
To view our latest WishList appeal, click HERE
Since the attacks and subsequent closure of our Main Aviary Site in May 2015, we have limited space and resources to house many patients at any one time.
Currently, BWR has only 3 aviaries in full operation, which forces us to be selective in the animals we take in.
We are working with other charities both regionwide and nationwide to transfer animals that need larger facilities or more time in rehabilitation.
Since the vandalised Main Aviary Site was demolished, we have been unable to find another new site to construct existing and new aviary buildings for the rehabilitation of our patients. Therefore, we ask for your respect and understanding of our difficult circumstances.
Please visit our Facebook page for frequent updates and to find out more information about our work, history and other information
For advice and support, you can call our charity’s helpline on 07910 643 122 but please be aware that this service is operated by volunteers and your respect and understanding is appreciated during this difficult time
If you have a severely injured animal in need of URGENT help, you may also contact your nearest Vet or contact the RSPCA for further assistance. We work with over 25 Veterinary Practices throughout Tyneside and Northumberland who regularly refer animals into our care.