My cat has brought a mouse in. It seems uninjured, what should I do?
Place the mouse into a small ventilated box for an hour or so to allow it to recover from the stress. Any animal or bird that has been caught by a cat, must be taken to your local wildlife rescue centre. Unfortunately cats’ mouths carry harmful bacteria, so it will probably need some antibiotics.
I have found a nest of tiny mice, should I bring them to you?
Please don’t touch the nest or mice but observe the nest from a distance for a while to see if a parent returns. If no parent returns, or the nest is in danger from cats, then please bring the whole nest in a box to The Wildlife Aid Foundation, or a local centre.
I have found a sleeping dormouse
Dormice are protected by law, and should not be moved. Additionally if a dormouse is hibernating, and is wakened too quickly it can die. Please leave the mouse where it is, unless it is in danger from a cat or other predator. If you do have to move the mouse then it should be very carefully brought in a box to The Wildlife Aid Foundation, making every effort not to disturb it.
There are mice in my kitchen, how do I get rid of them?
The Wildlife Aid Foundation does not get involved in pest control, so it is best to contact a local commercial company who can usually offer a humane removal service.
Some useful telephone numbers:
RSPCA: 0300 1234 999