Found an injured bird? Please contact the following bird rescue experts for help.
- Gently put a towel over the bird and place it in a box with breathing holes.
- Keep it in a warm, dark place and leave the bird alone. Keep children and pets away.
- Do not feed. If you are unable to get help for a few hours, put a bowl of water in the box.
- Get the bird to a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.
SA Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Springs: Judy 073 112 1131
Owls and Raptors: Vanessa Davis 082 708 1228
Birds of prey only: Bateleur Raptor centre, Linksfield: Lorna 083 757 0440
Lakefield / Westdene Natalie Morris: 083 289 2853
Boksburg/Benoni Jolene Grobler 072 312 6769
Northern Suburbs Friends of Free Wildlife
Margie Brocklehurst 082 561 3681
Marion Heaney 082 327 8531
Wendy Brodie 083 302 2181
Vets that accept wild creatures
Craigview Veterinary Clinic (Atlasville)
44 Reier Rd
011 019 7600
Johannesburg Wildlife Vet
101 Macgillivray Road, Midrand
071 248 1514
Bryanston Veterinary Clinic (birds)
99 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston, cnr William Nicol
011 706 1381
Manorswood Veterinary Clinic (small mammals)
15 Umgeni Crescent, Gallo Manor
011 804 2207
Don't kill reptiles or bees - experts all over Gauteng can remove them.
This national list is maintained by Shawn Hefer of the Far East Rand Herpetological Association
Snakes and other wildlife - Shawn Hefer
072 691 2521
Terrapins - Angelique Hefer
073 193 5101