Wildlife rescue

Slug and Starlight. Slug (at the front) was rescued after a call to BTG and then cared for at Vale Wildlife Hospital

Five badger cubs – rescued from flooding in Shropshire. A county that became a cull zone last year.

Who to contact

If you come across an injured badger or any animal then we recommend that you contact one of the following charities for help and advice.

Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre, Beckford, Tewkesbury GL20 7AN

BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5pm & 7am if you find an injured FOX, BADGER or DEER or if you need to speak to someone urgently please ring our EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ON:   07961 413 574
IMPORTANT – This number is not to be used for anything other than large mammal casualties or urgent queries.
If you do have a casualty or you need immediate advice, please ring us on 01386 882 288 (7am-5pm).

From 5pm until 7.00am, we are on answerphone but the hospital is staffed 24/7 so casualties can be brought to us at any time (there is no need to ring beforehand).

Please consider a donation to help Vale continue their wonderful work

‘Last year was probably the most difficult in our 36-year history, financially at least. Most of our meagre ‘back-up’ funds have been used up because we have not been able to fundraise for the past 6 months. Coupled with this, 2020 was our busiest year so far, with casualty numbers more than ever before and therefore our expenditure increased as well.

Things don’t seem to be improving at the start of this year and Vale’s future is particularly uncertain, despite the fantastic response that we received from our members and supporters last year, we cannot sustain this continued lack of regular funding.

There are very few large wildlife hospitals in the UK and to lose Vale would be a massive blow to the UK’s sick and injured wildlife, not to mention the loss of over 25 jobs.’


RSPCA Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue, Blakehill Nature Reserve, Malmesbury Road, Cricklade SN6 6RH (SN6 6RA for sat nav)

Telephone: 01793 751412

E-mail: info@oandf.co.uk

Road casualties

This is our 6th year of keeping records of county-wide badger RTAs. Spring is always the worst time for casualties – many of which are cubs making their first forays away from the sett. This year, April has been particularly bad and we also had reports of 2 otter RTA’s near Gloucester.

RTAs can be reported using the form on the national Badger Trust website.

A Gloucestershire sett right next to a busy A road.