Acorn Wildlife Rescue is a small mammal rescue centre, based in Somerset. It was founded by Zoe, having spent several years in the wildlife sector as an animal carer and orphan rearer.
It was a love of animals and wildlife and also a natural instinct towards the animals being cared for, especially small mammals, that lead to Acorn Wildlife Rescue being created. This was further realised by us moving to a rural location in the Mendips where this could be accommodated at home.
We take in small mammals from across South West England and do not discriminate by species. Although we cannot cater for all due to our facilities being more suitable for small, non-preditiory mammals, if we cannot take in a particular animal, then we will try to suggest somebody that can.
Acorn Wildlife Rescue is run from our home in rural Somerset just off the M5, between Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar and Bristol. Unfortunately we are not open to the public, this helps us to provide a safe and quiet enviroment in which to care for the animals that are currently with us. We have quiet orphan rearing room, space for respite and rehabilitation, as well as outdoor pre-release facilities.
• Our aim is to always, where possible, return an animal to the wild.
• We do not believe that a healthy animal should be put down.
• Our goal is to enable each animal to grow or recover to a point where they will be successful in the wild.