HART Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity which runs a wildlife hospital in North East Hampshire, providing a rescue, treatment and rehabilitation service for wildlife from all over Hampshire and surrounding counties. HART also gives advice to vets, the RSPCA and members of the public from all over the country, as well as providing talks and work experience opportunities for students. HART is run entirely on donations.
There is no doubt that without HART’s help, many injured, sick or abandoned wild animals would suffer long and painful deaths, or would be put to sleep unnecessarily. Happily, over half make a full recovery and so can be returned to the wild.
A huge thank you to everyone who pledged support for our peoplefund.it project, to raise £2500 for a waterbird aviary. We hit our target and have now erected the first aviary, ready for our ducklings. The second one is under construction, and will mean we can accommodate birds of various sizes at once.
For more details, click here.
HART has been nominated Charity of the Year by Sainsbury's in Alton. Check out our boards in the foyer of the store, make donations of money or useful items in store and keep an eye out for details of fundraising events through the year. To find the store, click here. Thanks Sainsbury's!
For updates on what's going on at the hospital, please check our facebook page or follow us on Twitter:@HARTWildlifeR.
HART Wildlife Rescue was founded in early 1996 by June and Bob Gibbs at their home in Overton as a result of a request from an RSPCA officer to overwinter some hedgehogs at Dellands, Overton. Originally known as the Hampshire Animal Rescue Team, the service HART offers has constantly needed to change and grow as more and more casualties are brought to us. The hospital deals with well over a thousand casualties every year and in June 2010 moved to new purpose-built premises near Medstead in North East Hampshire, with excellent modern treatment and rehabilitation facilities. We have an animal ambulance to rescue and transport casualties. We also have 2 shops in Alton to help raise much needed funds.
Opening times for admission of injured animals:
Always call us on 01420 562335 before bringing a casualty in.
We are at:
Unit 9, Lower Soldridge Business Park
Soldridge Road, Medstead
Nr Alton, Hampshire
For a map and directions, see the contact page.
If we do not answer the phone, we are busy with the animals.
Please leave a message and we will respond as soon as we are able. Before calling you can look on the advice pages for information about what to do when you find an injured, sick or abandoned animal.
Please DO NOT bring any animals to the hospital without speaking to someone at the hospital first so that we can prepare for the animal or advise you of an alternative if that would be better for the animal, such as a nearer centre. Sometimes animals which appear to need help are in fact fine, and we can give advice in these circumstances to avoid taking an animals from the wild if not necessary.
How you can help
We are now fund-raising to further develop our outside facilities for large mammals, water birds and birds of prey, and to build a study centre so we can expand our educational services.
Please help us if you can by making a donation and giving our wildlife a helping hand, or by assisting on a voluntary basis. There are further details on this website of the many ways you can both support HART and get involved.