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:
Returning tens of thousands of hedgehogs to the wild since 1985 hedgehog Care has asked for our help to provide hedgehog boxes for their hedgehog release this Autumn. Based in Authorpe, Lincolnshire Hedgehog Care is managed by hedgehog expert, Elaine Drewery, and her volunteers.
Entirely reliant on donations Elaine tells us inspiring stories and that one thing she really needs for her hedgehogs are hedgehog boxes. These are strong wooden boxes made for hedgehogs in mind. They will use them for shelter and even for bringing up a new family. Hedgehogs will be released to the countryside and with a box giving them a real chance of survival across the winter.
The European Hedgehog is currently in severe decline across the UK with a third lost since the millennium. Elaine's work is ensuring hedgehogs remain a part of the British countryside.
We want to provide Elaine's hedgehogs with at least 10 boxes which will mean between 40 - 50 hedgehogs will have safe sanctuary this winter. We would like to provide more.
We aim to raise £250.00 by 31st October 2017. Please help us reach this.
PLEASE DONATE generously here or send us a message if you prefer to donate another way i.e.cheque. Thank you
"It's all about encouraging people to participate and learn about the natural world through hands on discovery."
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.Donate
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