Bridgwater vets praised by wildlife charity

This is The West Country: Tinsel, the badger, snug in his blanket. Photo: submitted. Tinsel, the badger, snug in his blanket. Photo: submitted.

A BRIDGWATER-based veterinary hospital has been praised for helping injured wildlife over Christmas.

On Christmas Day evening a report came in to Secret Wold Wildlife Rescue that a badger had been hit by a car in Street and was struggling to get away.

Luckily a member of the public was prepared to stay with it until one of the charity’s Response Drivers was able to collect it and take it to Quantock Veterinary Hospital in Bristol Road.

Secret World founder Pauline Kidner said: “Despite it nearly being midnight, the vet was on hand to assess the badger before it came to Secret World.

“The badger is now receiving supportive care and hopefully will be able to return home when better.”

Another Secret World Response Driver was called out on Boxing Day to a swan that had nose-dived onto a road.

Pauline said: “We think the swan has just got bruising and should be able to return to the lake nearby the road where he was found.

“I am just so proud of our staff and volunteers who, no matter what time of day or night it is, are prepared to turn out and save wildlife. And praise for Quantock Veterinary Hospital who equally are always there when we need them.”

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