Hessihead Campaigns

Two rescued baby pigeons sitting in a boxTwo gull eggs on a bed of straw

Help Fight For Our Wildlife

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Please help us here at Hessilhead to fight camapaings to protect our wildlife

Hessilhead is not a campaigning organization but from time to time we will back and publicize a campaign that seeks to improve the safety and environment of native species.

Gull Trial

This year we are pleased to be working with Humane Wildlife Solutions. This organization believes that an unnecessary number of birds are killed every year by pest control operators when a humane solution to the problem could be found. This year we have already taken 66 young pigeons from buildings where repairs were needed. We have hand-reared these chicks, some of them newly hatched. Once ready, we then returned them to the wild.

And we now have over 130 gull eggs in the incubator. And we are now going to take gull chicks from another pest control operator. This trial is backed by NatureScot, and we hope that it will become a legal requirement that a humane solution must be sought before killing takes place.

Humane Wildlife Solutions
A poor fox alive and caught in a snare

Help Fight For Our Wildlife

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Please help us here at Hessilhead to fight camapaings to protect our wildlife

Stop Snares

Every year, Hessilhead treats many animals that have been caught in snares. Visit onekind.org to see how you can help the campaign to ban snares.

We hope that with your support nature and humans can live side by side. And, if there is a conflict, we hope to help you solve the issue via humane methods with the support of our partners.

Killing foxes will only open the area to new foxes. Snaring and releasing foxes is very stressful and dangerous for the fox and is also illegal. See the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960. Further, a relocated fox will be chased off and bullied by other foxes. There are humane methods of deterring and repelling foxes that we would encourage instead. 

Stop Snaring

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Volunteer

From hands on care, to building enclosures. We need your help!
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Support Hessilhead

Offer A Release Site

As Hessilhead gets busier, we need to find more release sites for foxes, hedgehogs and garden birds. Wherever possible, all rehabilitated animals are released where they were found. However, we are often looking for release sites for birds/animals that have been reared in captivity, and sometimes for adults that are being translocated. These animals are not pets. They are returning to the wild. You can help by offering your garden/ground/outbuildings as release sites, providing temporary shelter and food till they adapt to their new location. Please Contact Us if you can offer a release site.

Our Online Shop

Did you know we have a shop of Hessilhead goodies? Shop with us and support our charity. We are fully independent and rely on your support so please take a look at how you can get involved and support us.

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Donate

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Visit Our Shop

Visit our shop! Here you can buy our Hessilhead merchandise, wildlife gifts and…
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Reviews

Such an important place for wildlife rehabilitation. Support if you can. They work hard and always need newspapers etc. Took in an underweight juvenile hedgehog for me to bring up to weight. Got an update on him when I asked. They are very to the point and your rescue is in the best hands. Please help with funding or donations of newspaper etc if you can.

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