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Rehoming wildlife

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
16 Jan 2024

Wildlife can make interesting pets, but life changes can sometimes make it challenging to continue providing them with the care they need. Despite best intentions, wildlife owners may face challenges that make looking after their wildlife tough. This may be due to health reasons, financial hardship, growing responsibilities or other changes in personal circumstances. 

Rehoming can be a difficult decision for many, and it is important to prioritise the welfare of the wildlife in your care. This guide shows the steps you should take to ensure your wildlife is looked after.