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 The Hedgehog Shed near Wakefield.

Since Mary and Ray Grant took their first Hedgehog into care they haven't looked back since.

The Hedgehog Shed is a small self funded hedgehog rescue based at Lofthouse, West Yorkshire admitting hedgehogs in distress from the local community.

Since Mary and Ray first took in a sick Hedgehog they quickly realised what needed to be done to help others Hedgehogs in distress. Their work soon became known. 

Mary and Ray asked for our support to purchase a new hospital incubator to ensure the most vulnerable hedgehogs in their care receive the best chance of survival.

An incubator provides a safe, warm, quiet, temperature-controlled environment for vulnerable hedgehogs.  
Marys and Rays passion for protecting and saving wildlife is admirable. If you feel you can help Mary and Ray continue to save the lives of Britain's most cherished Hedgehogs please make a donation to support The Hedgehog Shed here:

Share our success to raise £400 for The Hedgehog Shed.

                            Thank you for your generosity


 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.
        • Chapel Allerton hedgehog Rescue:
        £500.00 donation for a new incubator for the hospital.

        • The Hedgehoggery, Shipley, West Yorkshire:
        £500.00 donation for a new microscope and an ultrasound scanner.
        • Chancefield Hedgehog Rescue,Thirsk
          £400.00 donation for new Hedgehog enclosures.

          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. 

          During 2021 to date we have delivered community workshops to 500 young people. 

          During 2022 you helped us deliver community workshops to 410 young people.  

          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 13 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 in 1991 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