Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of most common questions we are asked.

I have found an injured or distressed hedgehog – what should I do?

Give hedgehog first aid (immediately, time is of the essence with hedgehogs in trouble) and then give us a call.

I have found a wild animal that is injured – what should I do?

We can provide advice on what to do with any wild animal that has been injured. Call us on 0114 234 9656. 

Examples of the animals we can advise on are: squirrels, wild rabbits, bats and other small mammals such as wild mice.

If the animal has been seriously injured the first priority is to get it seen by a vet. Most veterinary practices will give emergency treatment to wild animals free of charge.

Within Sheffield the following vets practices work with SYAR and will provide veterinary care for injured wild animals.

Broomhill Veterinary Practice
Crookes Road, Sheffield

Highfield Veterinary Centre
London Road, Sheffield

Vets4Pets practices are also open outside office hours. Within Sheffield there are branches at Wadsley Bridge, Millhouses, Birley Moor and Drakehouse. There are also branches in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.

I have found a baby bird in my garden – what should I do?

If you find a baby bird that is out of the nest or appears injured, please follow the advice given by the RSPCA on what to do if you find a baby bird out of the nest.

I have accidentally disturbed a birds’ nest – what should I do?

Give us a call in office hours for advice – 0114 234 9656.

The RSPB also provide information on what to do if you accidentally disturb a birds’ nest.

Does South Yorkshire Animal Rescue take in and care for domestic pets?

No. We cannot provide care for domestic animals, such as cats, dogs, small mammals, pet birds or any other pet. 

Please direct enquiries about rehoming to Sheffield Cat Shelter (cats only), or the Sheffield branch of the RSPCA (dogs and other domestic animals).

I have accidentally injured a hedgehog with a strimmer or other garden tool – what should I do?

Take the injured animal to a vet as soon as possible. Many vets will provide emergency care for wild animals free of charge.

Within Sheffield the following vets practices work with SYAR and will provide veterinary care for injured wild animals.

Broomhill Veterinary Practice
Crookes Road, Sheffield

Highfield Veterinary Centre
London Road, Sheffield

Vets4Pets practices are also open outside office hours. Within Sheffield there are branches at Wadsley Bridge, Millhouses, Birley Moor and Drakehouse. There are also branches in Rotherham and Stocksbridge.

 I would like to donate to South Yorkshire Animal Rescue – how can I do this?

If you would like to support our work with a donation, you can contribute to our fundraising campaign. Your donation will support our work to care for and rehome wild animals in South Yorkshire.

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