Our rescue team receive a call for help from a local veterinary practice in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. A member of the public has found two small bats on the floor in need of some help. He originally took them to his local veterinary practice, who in turn, contact our team for some further support. When our volunteer collected the animals, he carried out a full admission assessment on both and found them to have no injuries and to be in relatively good condition!
Bats are very delicate animals and require expert care when handling them. The rehabilitation of bats is always difficult and often has better results when they’re in captivity with their own kind, therefore, we contact our local contacts at the Bat Conservation Trust to see if they had a volunteer locally with other bats in their care. A local volunteer had several other bats in her care and had the appropriate room to facilitate our patients too, so we transferred their care to the BCT for overnight care. The following day, after the animals had recovered their strength and eaten lots of food, they were ready to go! Both bats were successfully released back into the wild in a suitable location not even 24 hours after their admission.
Species: Bats (Common Pipistrelle)
Sex: Male & Female
Date: 03 January 2017
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