Bristol Bat Rescue is a registered charity based in Bristol, Fishponds. It was founded by Kiri Green, Ashley Dale and Stewart Rowden in 2018, previously known as Avon Bat Care as part of the Avon Bat group.
The primary concern of Bristol Bat Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured, orphaned and grounded bats. While doing so we hope to educate the public about bats and their conservation.
A small number of the rescued bats are unable to be released in to the wild, depending on their health and how well they can cope with captivity, those individuals are kept (under license) to educate the public at talks and various events.
The majority of the rescues are directed to us by the Bat Conservation Trust.
Adopt one of our bats that have come in to the bat hospital. Choose a bat from our newsletter page to adopt. Contact us to discuss availability. Each adoption is unique to you, a bat can only be adopted once.
Once a bat is adopted then you will receive a certificate, updates on their progress until their release, photographs, potentially witness their release depending on available resources and a bat related toy.
Adopt a bat : Receive a certificate with their story on it, photographs, as well as an update on their progress. £20
Bat handling/ID training: For ecologists, proof of vaccination required - £50
Join Us: Receive training from the founders of Bristol Bat Rescue. Assist rehabilitation and releases. For the dedicated you can become an ambulance driver, watch releases at the release site or even take care of bats in your own home once trained. FREE.
Hire us for events: Bristol Bat Rescue can come into Schools, after school clubs, birthday parties, and scouting groups to talk about bats and (when appropriate) bring in our education bats. Donations welcome!