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 remember that these contacts are also volunteers, and if you cannot get through straight away please leave them a message.

AVON: 07921 553 784

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

HERTFORDSHIRE AND MIDDLESEX: 07517 123 200 (http://hmbg.org.uk/)

NORTH LANCASHIRE AND SOUTH CUMBRIA: 01524 701 316

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

SURREY BAT RESCUE: 07910 108 525

LEICESTERSHIRE: 01572 755 274

LINCOLNSHIRE: 01775 766 286 (http://www.lincsbatgroup.co.uk/)

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.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE: 07717 290 538 / 07796 572 915 (https://sites.google.com/site/southyorkshirebathelpline/)

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.