Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Projects

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

Why you should support our cause

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, such as climate change, 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 weeks to many months, sometimes a year or more. 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 and 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 to wildlife rescue so that wildlife in care is given the best possible chance of survival and release back to the wild. We also 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 Wildlife Challenge

We are very pleased to support Prickleback Urchin Hedgehog Rescue, Rutland

Rachel Thomas officially opened her home as the Hedgehog rescue just last year and hasn't looked back.  

In her first few months of opening Rachel had taken in 50 Hedgehogs with increasing numbers of sick and injured Hedgehogs arriving at the centre.  There is never enough equipment to tend to the welfare of sick Hedgehogs and with Rachel needing the right equipment to care for them this is where we come in. Rachel has asked for our help to provide an oxygen concentrator  and a suction device to remove flyystrike or 'myiasis' (The eggs of flies) laid onto the Hedgehog. If not treated it can be lethal.

Share our success to raise £400 for a constant flow of oxygen and a life saving device to remove flystrike. 

Prickleback Urchin Hedgehog Rescue

Thank you for your generosity


A Hedgehog recovers at a wildlife rescue centre


 Our Impact 2018 - 2022

  • Selby Hedgehog Rescue Centre, Selby, Yorkshire:
     £300.00 donation of hospital equipment.
    •  Hedgehog Care, Louth, Lincolnshire:

     £300.00 donation of hedgehog rehabilitation and release boxes.

        • Chorley Hedgehog Rescue:
        £250.00 donation of hospital equipment.
        • Caistor Hedgehog Rescue, Caistor, Lincolnshire:
         £200.00 donation of Hedgehog boxes in the hospital.
        • WildThings Rescue Centre, Lincolnshire:
        £400.00 donation providing 2 new incubators for the hospital.
        • Rutland Hedgehog Rescue, Rutland:
        £300.00 donation providing new Hedgehog shelter facilities.
        • Prickly Edge Hedgehog Rescue, Yorkshire:
        £450.00 donation for a hospital incubator.
        • Lucky Hedgehog Rescue, Grimston, East Yorkshire:
        £500.00 donation for a critical ward.
        • Hoglets and Hedgepigs Rescue, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire:
        £400.00 donation for new Hedgehog Habitats (Zoo zones)
        • Hedgehugs Rescue, Pontefract, West Yorkshire:
        £400.00 donation for a new incubator for the hospital.

        Community workshops

        Secondary & tertiary education: We have engaged with 99 young people who are not in education, employment or training and in further education

        Primary education: We have delivered workshops to 1472 (2018) to 1275 (2019) young people in school, at events and through our community workshops.

        You have provided opportunities for 57 children to participate on a series of re-wilding workshops and provided opportunities in their lives they would not normally have. 

        Public guided activities: We have delivered guided activities to 259 members of the public (2018) to 77 members of the public (2019) and 20 members of the public (2021).

        Wildlife Links:

        YOU have linked 12 primary schools and one college since it's launch in September 2018.





        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