Bats can come to harm in any manner of ways from disturbance during hibernation to being involved in collisions with cars or attacked by cats. Often they have simply not eaten enough to last the long winter ahead and need a helping hand to survive until the warmer weather reappears.
West Yorkshire Bat Group support and help a group of volunteers to care for bats in the area. Each bat carer has the ability to provide shelter for wounded bats and nurse them back to health for eventual release.
West Yorkshire Bat Group also funds a bat hospital in Otley, caring for bats which require more intensive care and rehabilitation.
This work is extremely rewarding and interesting and the group are committed to providing training to individuals or groups wishing to help.
If you would like to join the bat care group, or would just like to know more, please contact us HERE.