Wildlife First Aid Information
Found a casualty and need help?
Irish Wildlife Matters aims:
- To give useful and easy to follow information and instruction to members of the public who find a wildlife casualty
- To provide detailed information to the rehabilitator who will take responsibility for long term rehabilitation of the casualty
- To provide a reference tool for veterinary surgeons for the treatment of wildlife casualties
Does it need to be rescued?
Young animals/birds that are seen away from their parents are not necessarily in trouble, especially if they are warm and appear active, healthy, and alert
If you see an animal with obvious injuries or that is cold and limp, it needs to be rescued.
Wildlife Hospital – Why Ireland needs one and what it does
We have some very exciting news to share!
Due to the significant increase in awareness of wildlife during the pandemic, the demand for the rehabilitation of wild animals has rocketed since March last year. WRI has responded by creating an interim Emergency Wildlife Hospital which is situated at Garlow Cross in Co. Meath.
We Need Your Help
We need your help to build this Wildlife Hospital. We need it because Ireland’s wildlife is in trouble, many species are struggling to survive, some are becoming extinct. The wildlife we have need all the help we can give.
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Resources and educational training events to improve wildlife welfare and rehabilitation