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Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout Leicestershire and the surrounding region.

The aim of the hospital is to provide first aid followed by recuperation, rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. Any animal unable to be released or relocated is maintained at the hospital, in as natural an environment as possible.

The hospital treats all casualties free of charge

This takes a great deal of money, which has to be raised in any number of ways. All of our money goes to help our casualties.

The hospital is called on by local vets for wildlife cases and from members of the public calling with wildlife emergencies.  We receive no funding other than what we can raise ourselves.

To support our work, please make a donation via Just Giving.



Bonfires – before lighting, check for hedgehogs

Are you planning to have a bonfire? Then think hedgehog … and also of other creatures who may think your unlit bonfire makes a nice, safe shelter! If at all possible, do not build your bonfire until a few hours before lighting it – this way you lessen the chance of a hedgehog moving in. …

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Kingsnake for website

An unusual visitor – a Kingsnake

Not one of our usual visitors … this Kingsnake was a rescue from a vets after it had been found in Wigston and captured by the Police. It had no injuries and once put in a vivarium with the required conditions, it warmed up and fed without hesitation. These snakes are native to North America …

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