Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Projects

Wildlife rehabilitators can receive from between 60 to over 6000 wild animals each year.


The rescue, treatment and rehabilitation of wild animal casualties is increasing. There is no doubt that people have always felt compassion for wounded and sick animals and perhaps a reason why rehabilitation is gaining interest is the awareness of human induced threats to the natural world and the development of veterinary medicine to the stage at which treating a wild animal can be effective.

Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation is a demanding and highly skilled role. Rehabilitators want to ensure that a wild animal receives the best care and treatment to ensure that it will be released back to the wild in the same condition it was prior to admission. This can take between weeks to many months. Daily running costs into hundreds, even thousands of pounds is common and many wildlife rehabilitators work tirelessly to care for wildlife.

Your generosity makes that difference for wildlife in care. Your generosity enables us to deliver key messages, reaching hundreds of people each year, about the vital work of wildlife carers. 

What are the projects?

Your support enables us to provide vital resources and veterinary equipment so that wildlife in care is given the best possible chance of survival and release back to the wild. We provide education resources, create wildlife enclosures, new habitats and offer advice for wildlife carers, no matter how big or small, across the UK. 


Our current project:

Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre 

WildAid visited Chorley Hedgehog Rescue in mid November.  We were overwhelmed by the number of Hedgehogs currently convalescing at the home of Janette. Completely self funded and supported by a small number of friends and family Janette cares for over 200 Hedgehogs. The majority being autumn juveniles too underweight to be released this winter.  

Janette explains "It's like Groundhog Day everyday. We have poorly Hedgehogs with lung worm, others with injuries suffered from garden machinery, litter and now the vast number of youngsters being found in all sorts of conditions which need medical care. It is overwhelming."

A visit to Janette and you will see the love and care she and her friends give to these little creatures. 

Janette continues " I am desperate for medical equipment, food, blankets and i am running out of space. I need extra work space". 

Chorley Hedgehog Rescue run a fantastic Hedgehog foster scheme where following a short fostering a Hedgehog workshop supporters can offer a safe haven for a Hedgehog during the winter. This is a fantastic provision and we urge anyone who loves wildlife to consider doing this. 

So how can you help us to help Janette at Chorley hedgehog Rescue Centre?  With a generous donation we will run a fundraiser to provide the medical equipment Janette needs and hopefully an extension to her work space. You have already helped us deliver 2 wildlife challenges and we know you can again. So please support whatever you can! 

We aim to raise a minimum of £250.00 before January 31st 2018.

PLEASE DONATE generously here or send us a message if you prefer to donate another way i.e.cheque. Thank you   

PLEASE DONATE generously here or send us a message if you prefer to donate another way i.e.cheque. Thank you      






See our News page for projects we have supported. Perhaps you know a wildlife carer who would like our help? Keep in contact.



"It's all about encouraging people to participate and learn about the natural world through hands on discovery."

About WildAid

Established over 25 years ago, as a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, WildAid has been making a difference for wildlife welfare throughout the UK ever since.


The projects run by WildAid depend upon the generosity and kindness of our supporters.



Tel: 07833 248352

Email: info@wildaid.co.uk