At this time of year we get regular enquiries from people who have found a baby bird or mammal. In these cases we always advise in accordance with the RSPCA guidelines: don’t touch baby animals and leave them to be. In most cases parents are nearby and waiting for you to leave.
Once you take a young animal out of its habitat or touch it, sadly it can usually not be put back; its parents will either reject it or they will have moved on. If you are worried about an animal, come back later to check on it and if you are still concerned call the RSPCA at that time.
If you find an injured wild animal and bring it to the clinic we will treat it for free during our normal business hours. However, we unfortunately do not have facilities to hospitalize or rehabilitate these animals on site.