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Outside of normal hours listed above, please refer to After Hours Advice here on the website, or in an emergency, telephone the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

Please do not email us if your enquiry involves a wildlife casualty. Please use the helpline telephone number above.
For general enquiries please email info@follywildliferescue.org.uk

Folly Wildlife Rescue receives no funding from any local authority or lottery grant and relies entirely on public donations, grants, legacies and fund-raising activities.



Situated in the Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region.

 
Broadwater Forest Wildlife Centre
Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust Hospital in Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells

Every year, thousands of wildlife casualties are treated after being injured in accidents involving some form of human activity, such as entanglement in plastic netting, fencing or fishing line, road traffic accidents, injury caused by garden machinery, poisoning, shooting and attack by domestic cats and dogs, to name just a few. In some species, such as the hedgehog, these accidents are exacting a heavy toll, which combined with loss of habitat and increasing urbanization, are bringing them ever closer to extinction.

The Trust specialize in the hand-rearing of mammals, including hedgehogs, badgers, foxes, mice, rabbits and even deer, as well as over two thousand nestling and fledgling birds of all species.

 
Hedgehog unit at the Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust Hospital in Broadwater Forest
Dedicated Hedgehog unit at the Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust Hospital in Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells

In addition, it works tirelessly to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding many wild animals (for example, magpies are killing all our songbirds, foxes are ruthless killers, all badgers carry TB etc) with a view to reducing much needless and often fatal persecution.

Through its education programme (carried out primarily in schools, community groups and clubs) it looks to highlight these man-made problems (which nationwide are killing and maiming millions of animals and birds every year) as well as demonstrating to people how they can help prevent such accidents from happening in the first place.

It also actively promotes a respect for and an appreciation of our wonderful wildlife heritage.

 
The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust Hospitals Intensive Care Unit
The Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust Hospitals Intensive Care Unit

The Trustís new wildlife hospital at Fairview Lane, Broadwater Forest, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JB is already one of the most modern facilities in the country, but much work remains to be done, including a proposed veterinary and x-ray unit.
 
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Chunk The Badger and Petal The Fox Cub
Newly Hatched Cygnet
Fallow Deer Fawn
Boris The Badger Cub
Kingfisher