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.  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