Please check the Helpline opening times before using these contacts. If the Helpline is busy, please try again after a short while.

In emergencies some local bat group helplines may be able to assist if you are located in their county (see below). Please ensure the bat is properly contained before phoning a helpline.

Please remember that most of these contacts are also volunteers. If you cannot get through straight away please leave them a message. If you do not hear back from them within a few hours, or if they are unable to help, please take the bat to a local vet.

AVON: 07903 497 213

BERKSHIRE: 07397 234 579

CORNWALL: 01872 278 695

SOUTH DEVON: 01803 782 218

DEVON: http://devonbatgroup.org/found-a-bat/

ESSEX: http://www.essexbatgroup.org.uk

GWYNEDD AND ANGLESEY (http://www.gwyneddbats.org.uk/): 07399 146 234

HAMPSHIRE: 07760 504 257

NORTH LANCASHIRE AND SOUTH CUMBRIA: 01524 701 316

SOUTH LANCASHIRE AND MANCHESTER (http://www.slbg.org.uk/): 01617 648 850

LEICESTERSHIRE: 01572 755 274

LINCOLNSHIRE (http://www.lincsbatgroup.co.uk/): 07713 760 211 / 07586 293 860. If there is no answer on either mobile number, call 01754 880 070. These numbers are for help with injured and grounded bats only. If you need help with any other bat-related issue in Lincolnshire, please phone 01775 766 286.

CUAN WILDLIFE RESCUE (SHROPSHIRE): 01952 728 070

SURREY BAT RESCUE: 07910 108 525

WILDLIFE AID (SURREY): 09061 800 132 (calls charged at 50p per minute)

WARWICKSHIRE: 07754 952 339. This number is for help with injured or grounded bats ONLY. It cannot help with roost issues or planning-related enquiries.

No number for your area? If you are unable to reach a carer we would recommend taking the bat to a local vet or wildlife hospital, or contacting the RSPCA National Helpline on 0300 1234 999. Be sure to give them your contact details and address, and the phone number for our Helpline.