PIGEON and DOVE RESCUE

Resources and advice for anyone who finds a sick or injured pigeon or dove, a pigeon trapped in netting or a baby pigeon or dove.

BEDFORDSHIRE

RSPCA : 0300-1234- 888   - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Bedfordshire Police :   01234 841212 - Please also read Contacting the Police

Central Bedfordshire Council Environmental Health 0300 300 8000

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

BERKSHIRE

RSPCA : 0300-1234- 888   - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Thames Valley Police Wildlife Liaison 0845 850 550.Please  read Contacting the Police

 Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

West Berkshire Council Environmental Health  (01635) 42400

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

RSPCA : 0300-1234- 888   - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Thames Valley Police Wildlife Liaison - 0845 850 5505. Please read Contacting the police.

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service 

Chiltern District Council Environmental Health  01494 732058

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

RSPCA  : 0300 - 1234 - 999 (please also read Contacting the RSPCA)

 

Police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary :  0345-456 456 4

Crimestoppers : 0800 555 111

Please also read : Contacting the Police.

 

Environmental Health Departments

      Cambridge City Council                                   01223 457000

      East Cambridgeshire District Council            01353 665555

      Fenland District Council                                  01354 654321

      Huntingdonshire District Council                    01480 388388              

      South Cambridgeshire District Council          03450 450 500

 

 Fire Service 999 - please also read Calling the Fire Service

CHESHIRE-

Cheshire Constabulary:  0845 458 0000. Please also read Contacting the Police

CORNWALL-

RSPCA : 0300 - 1234 - 999Please also read Contacting the RSPCA


Cornwall and Devon Police - 08452 777 444.  The switchboard will put you through to the liaison officer for the correct area.Please also read : Contacting the Police.

 

Cornwall Council

To report a case of Animal Cruelty:   0300 1234 212

See also: List of Councillors (so you can contact your local councillor)

 

Fire Service 999.  Please also read  Calling the Fire Service

 

DERBYSHIRE -

 

RSPCA 0300 1234 999 - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Derbyshire Police 0845 123 3333 or 0345 123 33 33. Please also read Contacting the Police.

 

Fire Service 999.  Please also read Calling the Fire Service

DEVON

 RSPCA : 0300 1234 999    Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Cornwall and Devon Police - 08452 777 444.  The switchboard will put you through to the liaison officer for the correct area. Please also read : Contacting the Police.

Devon County Council :   0845 155 1015

Fire Service 999  - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

EAST SUSSEX - 

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service:  07815 078 234 (24 hour hotline). 

RSPCA 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Fire Service 999.   Please also read Calling the Fire Service.
ESSEX -

RSPCA : 0300 1234 999 .  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Essex Constabulary Wildlife Crime Officer: PC Andrew Long - 0300 333 4444 

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

 

WATCH LIST: Places in Essex that have allowed pigeons to die trapped behind their netting and have been spoken to by the police and the RSPCA:

 St Botolph's Church, Colchester

Two pigeons were spotted lying dead side by side behind the netting.  A letter to the vicar asking for the replacement or removal of the netting to prevent further deaths prompted a response from the PCC secretary who said:

I am sorry that you were distressed by the sight of birds - presumably pigeons - trapped in the netting. We also are sorry that we have had to resort to this method to protect the church building against what I can only describe as the ravages of their presence.

 We had to spend a lot of money cleaning and repairing the church tower and, after much consultation, were advised that netting was the most effective way form of protection.  You will understand that the church is a listed building, so we have to act upon the advice we are given.  I will pass on your concern to the church wardens, but think it unlikely that any change will be made.
 
The RSPCA and Essex Constabulary were made aware of the situation and have visited the Church to advise them of the legal situation.  The RSPCA inspector has spoken to the Church Warden about releasing trapped birds.  If you live in Colchester and care about pigeons please keep an eye on the Church's netting.  If you see any trapped pigeons inform the warden and if possible keep photographic evidence.  We expect the church staff to behave with responsibility and compassion, but if they do not then please inform the RSPCA so that they can release the bird if it is still alive or consider prosecution if it has been  left to die.

 

LINCOLNSHIRE -

RSPCA 0300 1234 999 - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Lincolnshire police :  01522 532222.   Please also read Contacting the Police

Fire Service 999.  Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

LONDON -

RSPCA - 0300 1234 999 - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Met Police Wildlife Crime Unit : David Flint - 0207 230 8893

Waltham Forest Trading Standards : Phil Munro  -020 8496 2211

TfL (responsible for netting under bridges etc):  0845 305 1234

MERSEYSIDE -

RSPCA 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Merseyside Police:  0151 709 6010.  Please also read Contacting the Police,

Fire Service 999.  Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

NORTHUMBRIA -

RSPCA - 0300 1234 999 .  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Northumbria Police: 03456 043043.  Please also read Contacting the Police.

Fire Service 999.  Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

OXFORDSHIRE

RSPCA : 0300-1234- 888   - Please also read Contacting the RSPCA

Thames Valley Police Wildlife Liaison 0845 850 550.Please  read Contacting the Police

 Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

SURREY -

RSPCA 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Kingston - Wildlife Crime Officer:

Hayley Parkes : 020 8721 2588 or 07876 790197

Fire Service 999.  Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

SUSSEX -

RSPCA 0300 1234 999 .  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Police : If you suspect a wildlife crime has been committed in Sussex call

0845 60 70 999 and ask to speak to your local wildlife liaison officer.  Please also read Contacting the Police.

In East Sussex try:  East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service:  07815 078 234 (24 hour hotline).

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

TYNE AND WEAR -

RSPCA - 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

 

South Tyneside Council Environmental Health  0191 427 7000

 

Police : PC Peter McCready -  03456 043 043 ext 69191. Please also read Contacting the Police.

 

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service.

WARWICKSHIRE -

RSPCA 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Wildlife Crime Officer :  PC Craig Fellowes, tel: 01926 415208
Mobile: 07775 411117 Please also read Contacting the Police

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

YORKSHIRE

RSPCA 0300 1234 999.  Please also read Contacting the RSPCA.

Wildlife Crime Officer :  PC Craig Fellowes, tel: 01926 415208
Mobile: 07775 411117 Please also read Contacting the Police

Fire Service 999 - Please also read Calling the Fire Service

                               NORTHERN IRELAND

Police Service of Northern Ireland -  0845 600 8000

SCOTLAND

Highlands and Islands Wildlife Crime Officers:

Badenoch, Strathspey & Nairn

PC Eric Sharkey - 01479 810222

Inverness

PC Aros Mathieson  0845 600 5703

Ross & Cromarty

PC George Ewing - 01349 830713
PC Calum MacRae - 01349 862444

 

ENGLAND