A Tribute to David Heals: Dave was married to Maureen and grew up in Sheerwater before settling in Bisley. He was 63 years young! He worked at the London Portrait Gallery and was funny, friendly and generous. Forever with a smile. We would like to dedicate another intensive care cage to Dave if you would like to support us in this you can donate here.
We are a small charity run totally by volunteers. Our volunteers are dedicated and come from a wide range of backgrounds. We are always looking for more volunteers to carry out some of the roles below. Volunteers are an essential part of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. Without them, we couldn't continue to help sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Most volunteers work within the animal care team that operates seven days a week - 365 days a year. The main duties are cleaning and feeding and the daily care of our patients. We are also looking for volunteers to help us with the following roles:
Sometimes we will need to collect an injured bird or animal, usually from someone who is unable to travel to the centre. At the moment, we are unable to provide this service as we simply do not have the resources to do so. Could you join our network of remotely based collection officers who collect wildlife from people who can't drive and bring it to us. For example, this could be done one evening a week by several people working as a team and an ad hoc basis.
As a charity, we are continually fundraising to keep up with our running costs and to enable us to improve our service. We are always looking for new ways to generate funds. We attend many events and always need help. This would be a home-based role with office support, attending events mainly at weekends and holidays. If you are organised and enjoy meeting people please get in touch.
Are you confident in front of a group of people? Why not help us with our educational program by helping with our talks. We receive many requests throughout the year from local schools and community organisations who would like to know more about the wildlife and Harper Asprey rescue.
If you think that you have the skills to help us then please complete the Volunteer Application Form below. We are sorry, but we cannot take anyone under the age of 18. We will contact you to discuss available roles and your skills and interests and invite you to our next volunteer induction day.
We are sorry, but we cannot take anyone under the age of 18.
Food for Wildlife
Throughout the year, we go through a lot of different cat and dog food, both wet and dry. If you have a fussy cat or dog and constantly try new food which they don't like - please think of us and send in your unused food; our cute patients are not so fussy! One sachet of cat food will feed a baby hedgehog for a day so every little really does help. No donation is too small.
We also use a lot of other foods in the rescue, especially during "baby season" (Spring/Early Summer). Esbilac and Kaytee Exact are essential when hand-rearing newborn mammals and birds. We rely on these products daily as soon as the baby season begins. Goat food is the perfect feed for fawns who are beginning to wean and become independent ready for release. Food donations mean everything to us and are an essential part of running the rescue; please think of us next time you are on Amazon by looking on our wish list and helping all our wildlife!
Hospitalisation Cages and Outdoor Enclosures
We are in need of specialist hospitalisation cages. The cost of these cages range from £386 to £4900 for the units we require. We are currently raising money for these to help our orphans and patients. We have found these cages to be invaluable as they offer the ultimate level in safety and hygiene, which enables us to give our patients the expert care and attention to enable them to recover. These are designed specifically for our needs. If your local Veterinary Practice or research laboratories are refurbishing, please let us know as they may be removing and replacing cages that we can use.
Shopping online with Amazon
Do you shop with Amazon? If you do, then please use our link. For every pound you spend, Amazon will donate money to us - again every little helps. Just click on the link and shop as normal. You pay and buy through Amazon and have all your consumer rights. By using our link, Amazon sends us a tiny percentage of your purchase without affecting the cost to you. Every little helps. Amazon has an incredible diversity of products for every person and for every occasion and just about every need, so please think about shopping with them and helping us. The link below for Amazon can be found on most of the pages on this site. You can donate much needed items to us directly by clicking on our wish list on Amazon .If you use our wish list please remember to add a comment so we can thank you.
For list one click here: http://goo.gl/H55qSr
For list two click here http://goo.gl/UxdTIH
Please send us your old used stamps so we can change them into cash. These old and used stamps bring vital funds to our rescue, so if you get good news through the post, think of us and save that stamp. You can send or deliver these to us in any amounts. No amount is too small and each stamp is gratefully received. Send to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 1HL.
Old mobile phones
Do you or your friends keep up to date with the latest mobile phone trends? If you do, please send us your old mobile phone so we can change them for cash and then change that into food. Your old mobile could help some of our precious orphans who themselves have just had a close call! Send to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, Marlborough House, Augustus Gardens, Camberley, Surrey GU15 1HL.
We need a wide variety of equipment to respond to injured wildlife and it's essential for both the safety of the rescuer and the animal. We rescue everything from sparrows and blue tits to roe and fallow deer and of course everything in between! We never know where the next call is coming from or what we will be dealing with so we need to be prepared for pretty much everything. Many "tradesman" have the "tools of the trade" and wildlife rescue is no different. You can see from the list below that our equipment is specialist and expensive for a small charity run by volunteers.
Crush cage £52.29 Net £29.00 Rabies gloves £68.00 Specialist remote trap £459.00 Standard trap £120.00 Net loop £94.00 Avian net £37.98 Stick holster £83.78 Ultra bite gloves £60.00 Heavy duty gauntlets £170.00
We are always in need of medical equipment to treat our wildlife. We would be grateful for any "pre-loved" items from veterinary surgeries and animal hospitals. We are happy to get expensive machines repaired so if you know of any vets being refurbished, ask them if we can have any of their old equipment. This equipment is very expensive but really does improve the level of care we can provide to the animals.
Cat and Dog Food
We need cat and dog food, it can be dry or wet, in fact, any type is just fine! If you have a fussy cat or dog and you keep trying new food and they don't like it, please send the rest of the food to us as our cute patients are not so fussy. One sachet of cat food will feed a baby hedgehog for a day so every little really does help. No donation is too small.
We are sorry, but we cannot take anyone under the age of 18.
We will contact you to organise an induction once you have completed a form that will be sent to you on receipt fo your email.
Thanks Anne x