• Adopt a Deer

Deer adoption

There are 6 species of deer in the UK. This shy and graceful animal is an important species that contributes positively to our biodiversity.

Sadly, more than 200 are hit by cars in the UK, every day. Many others are injured or caught in man-made objects, such as fencing and netting.

The need for 99% of the Wildlife Aid Foundation’s deer rescues are due to humans. We do all we can to ensure that these beautiful animals can be successfully released back to the wild.

By adopting a deer, you will be providing vital support to ensure our rescue team have all the resources required to ensure these animals receive the care and treatment they need.

What’s included in your deer adoption pack

Not only will you be providing invaluable care and helping countless animals, but you will also receive an exclusive deer adoption pack, including cuddly toy, species brochure, certificate of adoption, photo and more. NOTE: The pack will include either 'The Owl with the Golden Heart' book or 'Wildlife SOS' book, dependent on stock.

Adopt today

Click on the adoption button below and become a deer adopter today.

How your adoption will help

At WAF, we rescue, rehabilitate, and release wild deer. Typically, with wild deer, we are able to safely release them, immediately; these animals are usually entangled and simply need our help to break free. However, we do also receive injured and orphaned deer to our centre, and they will remain in our care until they are healthy enough to return to the wild.

Your adoption will help us to continue to look after the many deer that require our support, each year.

Adoption information

Adoptions are for a period of one year from the date you choose to start. We aim to send all packs within 5 to 7 days of receiving the order.

Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery, or 10 working days during peak season. Please note, all parcels are sent via Royal Mail for international orders. You can adopt an animal for yourself or for someone else.

When ordering your adoption, you can choose to have the pack sent either to yourself or to the gift recipient.

Please note, we recycle and reuse our packaging materials.

How to adopt a deer

Step 1: Select the amount you want to pay by Direct Debit each month, we require a minimum donation of £3.50 per month to cover the cost of the adoption, or if you prefer a one-off payment you can choose to donate any amount from £42

Step 2: Fill out your adoption details. If it is a gift please refer to the ‘adopting a deer as a gift?’ section on this page, before entering details.

Step 3: Compete your billing & delivery details

Step 4: Enter your payment details.

Step 5: Welcome to our community of deer lovers.

Adopt a deer as a gift

These adoption packs make great gifts for all animal lovers.

Select the ‘gift adoption’ option during the application and you will be prompted to enter the giftees details.

Note, there is no gift card included so if you choose to have the pack sent direct to the recipient you would need to inform them that you purchased the adoption.

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