Working together to save and rehabilitate wildlife in need across the UK
From life-saving veterinary equipment, medicine and supplies, animal feed and even just heating and electricity for our hospital, saving and protecting sick, injured and orphaned wild animals come at a price.
Your donations allow us to keep the lights on and treat sick wildlife every day of the year. It will also allow us to expand our education and community outreach programmes to raise awareness and improve understanding within our communities.
The UK’s wildlife is under threat. Over 40% of the nation’s wild species have significantly declined since the 1970s, as reported by the National Biodiversity Network’s State of Nature Report . Disturbingly, up to 15% of remaining species are now classified as “threatened.”
A range of human factors, including climate change, means the UK only has half of its natural biodiversity left, according to Natural History Museum research. The study ranked the UK as the worst offender of any G7 country and in the bottom 10% of all nations globally.
As an island with a rich history of agriculture and industry, threats to wildlife are pervasive, especially on the fringes of cities where urban expansion poses a mounting danger.
In London, the UK’s capital city, rapid urban development and infrastructure growth increasingly jeopardise wildlife within the city and its surrounding “greenbelt.”
Our hospital near Watford, situated in this threatened Metropolitan greenbelt, merely five miles from the disruptive M25 motorway and ongoing urbanization projects, stands on the frontline of this wildlife crisis.
We aim to treat and rehabilitate every sick or wounded animal that comes to us, but also drive educational campaigns and community outreach to mobilise communities to live in harmony with their wild neighbours.
Without our amazing volunteers, we simply could not care for the growing number of wildlife patients that come to us.
Some volunteers help out with animal care, and others help out on our education and outreach programmes. There are many roles you can choose from: such as animal carer, veterinary support, receptionist, administrator, stock controller, general site maintenance, communications officer and many more.
If you are over 18, have a love for animals, or want to do your bit to help save Britain’s wildlife, then join us!
No skills or qualifications are required. Just a desire to learn and muck in.
We offer lots of training on animal care and all we ask is a commitment to a regular shift and 6 months with us.
Send us an email for an application form.
We can all be wildlife heroes by keeping an eye out for sick, injured, or endangered wild animals in our gardens, neighbourhoods, local parks, roads, and wherever we are.
If you see an animal in need, please first make sure not to risk your own safety when investigating or attempting a rescue. If there is any risk to your safety, please contact your local authorities or the RSPCA.