Avian Influenza notice – updated 13/12/2022
We regret to inform that currently we are still unable to attend or admit seabirds, waders and waterfowl until further notice because of the increased Avian flu risk and the need to protect both wild and our resident birds already on site. If you come across a sick or injured seabird, wader or waterfowl please call the RSPCA on 03001234999, or for dead or sick captive birds call DEFRA notifiable disease number 03000 200301. Please do not touch, pick up, or transport them. We are happy, as always, to give advice so do feel free to call our regular number 01278 783250.
Rescue, rehabilitate, release
We are here 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year to rescue sick, injured or orphaned wildlife across the South-West of England. If you find an animal in need of urgent attention outside these hours please contact your nearest veterinary surgeon. We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters and receive no government funding; please consider making a donation to help save British wildlife.
Found an injured animal?
Please call our advice line on 01278 783250 if you have any concerns regarding injured wildlife before intervening. For more information, click below to read our ‘Wildlife Saver’ guide
What We Do
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.
Adopt an Animal
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.