Avian Influenza notice – updated 22/06/2023
Due to the ongoing avian influenza epidemic we currently have very limited ability to deal with gulls, as well as other seabirds and waterfowl. Enquiries regarding a sick or injured gull chick, our wildlife care department may be able to offer assistance. We are however at this time unable to assist with healthy gull chicks that are simply in the wrong place. This is a very difficult situation for us. but we have to consider the consequences that an infected bird would have for all other animals on site. Like everyone else we hope this situation changes soon. Your understanding is much appreciated.
Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR) exists to relieve the suffering of British wildlife and to encourage respect and tolerance for wildlife. We do this by providing a rescue, rehabilitation and release service for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife; inspiring learning and sharing information about British wildlife and delivering professional training.
Our adoptions make great presents all year round especially for those who are difficult to buy for. By adopting a wild species, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you will be helping to ensure injured, sick and orphaned wildlife will be cared for and treated and given the best chance of being released back into the wild.
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WILDLIFE SAVERS
We offer an extensive education programme and create resources for all levels, from schoolchildren to vets. Our aim is to inspire in people a love of wildlife and encourage them to protect it.
Your donations and support help give sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife a second chance at life in the wild. Whether it’s a gift in your will, a donation of dog food, or a one-off cash donations, there are lots of ways to help. Click here to find out more.
Whether it’s an activity day on site, a wildlife talk, or a virtual fundraiser, there are lots of ways to get involved and find out more about our work. Click here to see all of our upcoming events and learning sessions.
Our work would not be possible without our amazing network of volunteers. We offer opportunities for all abilities, including animal care, maintenance and rescue drivers. Click here to see the many ways you can be part of our work.