Injured or grounded bat

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Any bat that is found on the ground, or in an exposed area, especially during the day, is likely to need help.  There is lots of advice on our national bodies website,  and you can call the National Bat Helpline –  0345 1300 228

the National Bat Helpline can answer your questions and concerns about bats and give you advice.    0345 1300 228

Help for Bats in Somerset

There are several organisations and individuals in Somerset who take and care for injured bats.  Please contact them directly:

Secret World – East Huntspill, Highbridge

They work 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year to rescue sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. If you find an animal in need of urgent attention outside these hours please contact your nearest veterinary surgeon. The casualty will then be transported to Secret World the following morning for ongoing care.

  • 01278 783250

West Hatch Wildlife Centre – Taunton

West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset treats thousands of animals from the far South West, the West Country and southern England every year.

The centre is open for admission of wildlife casualties 365 days a year from 8am – 9pm.  Out of hours, please call the 24-hour line:

  • 0300 1234 999

Frome Bat Care

Frome Bat Care hospital is now closed. The email address is no longer monitored.

Frome Bat Care has cared for hundreds of bats 24/7 over several years, they now need to catch up with some neglected personal visits etc. They are sorry to have ceased this valuable work, however the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) helpline has Carers across the UK.  0345 1300 228

Other help near Somerset

Bristol Bat Rescue – Avon

A group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of British bat species, in the former “Avon” area, and North Somerset.

  • 07754 699836

East Dorset Bat Rescue & Rehabilitation

Rescue and rehabilitate injured or lost bats in the East Dorset area.

  • 07746 743221

Devon Bat Group

Bat Care helplines

  • South Devon – 01803 214665
  • North Devon – 01409 281178