Advice: Injured, trapped or sick stray or wild animals
RSPCA Animal Collection Officers will collect sick, injured or trapped stray domestic and wild animals and birds, or those in danger. Call 0300 1234 999 (24-hour helpline charged at national call rates).
Please phone for advice before touching or moving fledglings, kittens or other young animals. Their mothers may be waiting for you to leave before coming for their young.
For fox problems there is specialist help from the National Fox Welfare Society 01933 411 9966 or the Fox Project 01892 545 468.
Please remember that our national helpline receives thousands of urgent calls daily. Our Animal Collection Officers will get to injured strays as soon as they can.
However the 24-hour helpline cannot arrange an ambulance for healthy strays and you will need to contact our branch who will arrange to collect those healthy strays within our catchment area. Ring 020 7 272 2264, or if the animal is at risk or in danger ring 07710 294 180. If you are not in our area go to www.rspca.org.uk to find contact details for your nearest local branch.
If your own pet is sick or injured it is your responsibility to take it to your vet or to pay your vet to make a house call. We cannot send an animal ambulance to an owned pet. There are private ambulances that you can pay. Refer to your local vet or Yellow Pages.
If you are on benefits or low income and cannot afford a private vet you may be eligible for help at one of our charity hospitals or clinics. Refer to www.rspca.org.uk. These vets do not make house calls.