What is Herefordshire Wildlife Rescue?
The project, originally set up by wildlife expert and Zoologist, Dr Sasha Norris, now co- run with Mrs Jacqui Mayne, under the auspices of registered charity Siren Conservation Education, (1083256) has been accessed by over 3000 members of the public. Herefordshire Wildlife Rescue is a contact point for wildlife for veterinary clinics in Hereford, Ledbury, Hay, Bromyard, Ross and Kington and for West Mercia Police, the RSPCA, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Wychbold Swan Sanctuary, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, National Fox Welfare Society and Vale Wildlife Rescue (long eared bats caught by cat, Aymestry) .
Our services are continually accessed by local organisations, including Bulmers (pigeons, magpie, gulls in their grounds), Hereford Cathedral (field mice in the vestry, gull in garden) , the NHS Stonebow Unit (baby gull in inpatient’s garden), B&Q (gulls inside shop and in car park unable to fly), Wyevale Garden Centre (robin nesting in shop), Hereford Water Works, Wynnes of Dinmore (ducklings on the A438), Costa (pigeon on window sill), Cooperative, Chase Distilleries, Asda and Starbucks.
In line with our non discrimination policy, we have recently applied for and received from Defra a license to work with gey squirrels. Volunteers will attend animals in distress in the community, and retrieve animals where found by members of the public without access to transport or who are themselves disabled or elderly.