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Brent Lodge Animal Hospital

Brent Lodge treats around 3,000 wild birds and animals every year.

Every patient coming in is assessed by an expert carer and treated for whatever may be wrong in a fully equipped modem surgery and then placed in the quiet of a hospital cage with food and water to recover. Whilst they are watched throughout the day there are regular daily assessments of the patients progress, involving monitoring its feeding, weight gain or loss, appearance and the healing of wounds etc. Following this, further treatment may have to be given on a daily basis until they are ready for release. 

While most of our patients are birds, Brent Lodge treats around 500 mammals every year. The majority of these are Hedgehogs.  Currently they are very busy looking after hedgehogs that have failed to hibernate - mainly young ones that have not gained weight enough to hibernate and survive.  To help them cope they appealed for people to take on the care of hedgehogs at home in areas where eventual release was likely to be satisfactory - we have had one and hope to next winter as well.

A hedge hog in a pen  A hedgehog from the Lodge in our garden for release on 14 April 2003.


For more information see the web site.  Phone on 01243 641672 for advice on sick birds or animals.




Earnley Butterflies and Gardens, 133 Almodington Lane, Earnley,Chichester W.Sussex PO20 7JR

TEL: 07961 516731

Open to visitors daily (closed 24-26th Dec.)

10am-5pm March-October

10am-4pm October-march

(admissions charges apply)



Contact Information

E-mail address

Web address

Telephone no 07961 516731

Based at: Earnley Butterflies & Gardens
133 Almodington Lane, Earnley,
Chichester, West Sussex PO20 7JR

About Noah's Ark

Who are we?

Noah’s Ark is a family run rescue centre, which has been in operation since 1992. Starting out with a few unwanted pets at our home in Chichester, by 2002 housed nearly two hundred birds, small animals and reptiles. By this time, the waiting list continually grew and grew, larger premises had to be found. In the beginning of 2003, the owner of Earnley Butterflies and Gardens offered us an area of land and several buildings, which included a large glasshouse to operate Noah’s Ark from. This we accepted gratefully, and after a year of clearing, building and a lot of sleepless nights, the animals moved over to the new centre ready to be open to the public for March 2004. We now look after nearly 400 animals. We have at last at our new centre, a hospital unit for sick and quarantined animals. This was one of the areas that we so desperately needed in the past. (So much better than our kitchen.)We also now have an education and information centre, which displays a selection of general information on animals and reptiles and other interesting facts and materials.

What we do

We look after all small animals, tortoises and reptiles that have been abandoned, neglected, or injured, and those who just need a new home. All reptiles and tortoises that come to us are not rehoused and therefore will remain at Noah’s Ark. Small animals like rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas etc are available for rehoming. Some however, do have psychological or medical problems and therefore may not be suitable for re-housing. These will also remain with at Noah’s Ark.

Sorry, but we do not take cats or dogs.

What can Noah’s Ark do for you?

Noah’s Ark offers a boarding service for most small animals and reptiles.

Noah’s Ark offers friendly advice on all aspects of animal care.

Noah’s Ark offers work experience placements for students attending schools, colleges etc.

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