FAQS - Mice

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.  If it appears bright enough then you can release it somewhere away from cats.

If the mouse is injured, it’s best to bring it to The Wildlife Aid Foundation or to a local 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