Animal Road Accident Awareness Day
No animal deserves to be left in the road like rubbish following a road traffic accident.
Today is a day to remember the fallen, and to help spread the message of how there’s still a chance to change the fate of those who have not yet found themselves in this position. So many animals never getting the option of a second chance, for no other reason but the driver didn’t see their lives as important enough to give them a second thought. All animals deserve a chance of survival.
Every day in the UK, 630 cats will be hit by cars. 25% of hits will be fatal, meaning 75% have a good chance at survival if the driver seeks help straight away. Find out how you can help if you hit or find a cat in the road on our website.
In Britain, annual road casualties are estimated to account for 100,000 fox deaths, 50,000 badgers, 50,000 deer, 30 million birds and 29% of hedgehogs. Based on statistical analysis of those potentially unrecorded, the realistic death rate is estimated to be around 70million animals. A waste of life summed up in numbers that are hard to comprehend.
Wildlife casualties should be reported to your nearest wildlife rescue at http://www.helpwildlife.co.uk/sick-or-injured-wildlife/ They are specifically trained to care for and rehabilitate wildlife. Domestic pets should be taken to the nearest veterinary practice, alive or deceased. Persons taking injured animals to a veterinarian will not incur costs. Veterinarians are only obliged to administer pain relief to relieve suffering so ensure pets are microchipped and the details kept up to date.