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 do not call numbers outside your area, as they will not be able to assist. Please also 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.

ENGLAND

North West

  • North Lancashire Helpline (also covering South Cumbria): 01524 701 316
  • South Lancashire Helpline (including Greater Manchester): 01617 648 850
  • RSPCA Stapeley Grange: 0300 123 0722

West Midlands

  • Cuan Wildlife Rescue (Shropshire): 01952 728 070
  • Warwickshire Bat Rescue: 07754 952 339. This number is for help with injured or grounded bats ONLY. It cannot help with roost issues or planning-related enquiries.
  • RSPCA Stapeley Grange: 0300 123 0722

East Midlands

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Helpline: 01572 755 274

South East

  • Berkshire Bat Rescue: 07397 234 579
  • Surrey Bat Rescue: 07910 108 525
  • Wildlife Aid (Surrey): 09061 800 132 (calls charged at 50p per minute)

South West

  • Bristol Bat Rescue: 07903 497 213
  • RSPCA Wildlife Centre: 0300 123 0721

SCOTLAND

  • Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue (Beith, North Ayrshire): 01505 502 415

WALES

  • Gower Bird Hospital (South West Wales): 01792 371 630

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • During office hours, please call CEDaR on 028 9039 5264
  • At evenings (after 6 pm) and weekends, please call the number for your county:
    • Antrim: 07538 505 061
    • Armagh: 07538 560 637
    • Derry/Londonderry: 07399 549 625
    • Down: 07538 560 637
    • Fermanagh: 07538 505 167
    • Tyrone: 07538 505 167

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 your country's SSPCA. Be sure to give them your contact details and address, and the phone number for our Helpline.