Giving British wildlife a future
We are creating an exciting new home that will allow us to continue our work. The need has never been greater. British wildlife is in a perilous state. A quarter of native mammals are at risk of extinction and the UK is now one of the world’s most nature-depleted nations.
We envisage our new home becoming an important hub for information sharing and environmental education.
Support us by adopting a wild animal
Show you care, adopt an animal and help us secure the future of British wildlife. When you buy an adoption package, you help towards the costs of looking after all the animals, here, at the hospital.
Make a monthly or one-off donation
You donate so we can save lives. Every pound counts, be it a simple-to-set-up direct debit or an easy one-off gift. We receive no statutory funding. The animals we save rely on your generosity. Please, help us give them a second chance in the wild.
Every year, the Wildlife Aid Foundation puts on its annual summer Open Day. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year with all proceeds going towards the care and rehabilitation of the thousands of animal emergencies we respond to. We hope to see you at our Open Day between 2nd and 3rd July.
Helping British wildlife
The Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF) is dedicated to the rescue, care, and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. Established in 1980, the charity’s veterinary wildlife hospital in Leatherhead, Surrey deals with more than 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year. Our dedicated aim is to return every patient to the wild once they have recovered.
The Foundation’s work was the focus of the popular TV series Wildlife SOS on Discovery Channel’s ‘Animal Planet‘ and has now moved onto the worldwide platform of YouTube (subscribe here). The founder of the Foundation is the environmental broadcaster and campaigner Simon Cowell MBE.
Go behind the scenes at one of Britain’s busiest wildlife hospitals and see what our patients get up to. Our webcams give an animal’s eye view into their amazing worlds.
For over 40 years, we have been saving British wildlife. From ‘patient zero’ - a one-winged gull bought to our founder in 1980 - to the thousands of creatures we now rescue and treat, every year, our experience and expertise in UK wild animal care is unrivalled.
You can read about our current patients, below, and see some of them on our very popular live webcams.
We deal with 20,000 wildlife emergencies each year, rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured or orphaned UK wildlife.
Our wildlife needs your help
Welcome to the future. The Wildlife Aid Centre is the biggest and boldest project the Wildlife Aid Foundation has ever embarked on. It will be our legacy and it’s happening, now.
Get involved with our wildlife
You really can help us to help our wonderful wildlife!
Any contribution, large or small, will make a difference. Perhaps you could make a one-off donation? Maybe you’d like to become a member to support us regularly? Or perhaps you could come along and help look after our recovering patients by volunteering at our centre… But whatever you do, you will be helping our amazing British wildlife to get their second chance, back in the wild. Thank you.
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