Tag Archives: RSPCA Wildlife

Oil-spill clean-up

Over 200 affected guillemots and razorbills were rescued from the south coast of England and brought to RSPCA West Hatch for cleaning following the spillage of a contaminant in early February 2013.


Birds were treated by experienced staff using a pre-wash application of margarine and liquid vegetable oil.


This was followed by careful washing with Fairy Liquid


A steady period of monitored feeding and rehabilitation follows…

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Clean, happy guillies!!!

All images copyright Marnie Doble 2013.



Yay! Best day ever at RSPCA West Hatch. Marzipan (favourite cat) will soon be off to a new home. She spent the morning climbing up my arms, across my back and down the other side. My first afternoon in Wildlife and I hand-fed baby herring gulls, stroked baby hedgehogs, saw a buzzard, three woodpeckers and a great crested grebe at close quarters! Oh, and cleaned up a lot of poo. Next week: chopping up day-old chicks…