Registered Charity No. 1228
Registered Charity No. 1228

Help! I’ve found a bird! 

If the bird is severely injured and clearly requires humane euthanasia, please take them straight to your nearest vet. 

My cat has caught a bird

A bird’s feathers can hide terrible injuries, and birds caught by cats usually die within 48 hours from blood poisoning if they have even a tiny invisible scratch from a cat’s tooth, so please Contact Us immediately for advice rather than just releasing the bird. The bird will need first aid and antibiotics as soon as possible if they are to survive. 


I’ve found a sick or injured bird

If it is safe to do so, catch the bird and put them in a box somewhere dark and quiet then Contact us for more advice. Sending us a photo or video of the bird will help us assess the situation and give appropriate advice. We will normally ask you to bring the bird to one of our rehabilitators in Castletown or Peel. If you can not do this, we will try to find a volunteer to come out to you. 

I've found a baby bird


If you've found a sick or injured baby bird, or your cat has caught one, get them to safety and then Contact Us


If you've found a healthy baby bird, Click Here for more advice. 

In case of emergency, call us on 473582

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