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Bat Care and Rescue

Bat Rehabilitation in Hampshire

If you find an injured or orphaned bat in Hampshire, please contact the Bat Conservation Trust Helpline on 0345 1300 228. The BCT will put you in touch with your nearest bat rehabilitator. From October-April (non-peak season): Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm. From May-September the Out of Hours Helpline is also available in the evenings and weekends (please note that the out of hours helpline is run by volunteers and is for emergency calls only).

When the BCT helpline is not operating, such as out of office hours during the months of October to April, you may be able to reach our Hampshire bat carers at 07760 504257. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail or a text message, giving us your name, area and phone number.

Hampshire Bat Group trustees and members include a number of BCT registered bat ambulance drivers, carers and rehabilitators, who undertake a huge amount of work every year. In an average year we estimate 150 bats are picked up and cared for. These have included common, soprano and Nathusius' pipistrelles, brown long-eared bats, Daubenton's, Whiskered, Brandt's, serotine and noctule bats. We have even cared for very rare species including grey long-eared and alcathoe bats. Our carers also deal with over 200 telephone calls between January and the end of September.

Help is always needed to respond to calls, especially in the critical months of May, June & July. If you can help please get in touch.

Training to be a bat carer
We are always in need of extra bat carers. 
Please contact our Hampshire bat care coordinator: batcarehantsbats(at)gmail.com

Outside Hampshire
If you find an injured or orphaned bat and are outside Hampshire, your county bat group should be able to help you. Other bat groups in the south include:

Alternatively, you can contact the National Bat Helpline, run by the Bat Conservation Trust on 0345 1300 228.

Need other help with a bat?
For all other queries relating to bats in domestic, industrial or other situations, visit the Bat Conservation Trust website at www.bats.org.uk, which provides answers to many frequent questions. Or you can call the Helpline above, which is supported by experienced and licensed volunteer bat wardens.