Our adoptions make great presents all year round especially for those who are difficult to buy for. By adopting a wild animal, 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.

As the West Country’s foremost wildlife rescue service, Secret World Wildlife Rescue is the rescue centre most likely to be called when members of the public find wildlife in distress. Each year we provide treatment and care for over 5,000 animals in distress until they are ready to be returned to the wild. We not only rescue wildlife regionally but also receive casualties from all over the UK due to our well-known expertise in wildlife rehabilitation.

Sign up today for an animal adoption from just £3 a month and as well as knowing that you are helping British wildlife, you’ll receive:

  • An adoption certificate
  • Chosen species fact sheet
  • A cuddly toy
  • A photograph of one of the animals helped at our centre
  • Two updates a year on our work via our newsletter

You can now order adoptions online using our new Adoption Form, either pay monthly or £36 for an annual subscription (ideal for gifts!)

Special Valentine’s Day offer! All new adoptions purchased before noon on Saturday 13th February will receive a free silk rose plus entry into our prize draw to win a site tour and coffee for up to 4 people with our founder Pauline Kidner! Offer available while stocks last. Winner will be drawn on February 14th and announced by our promotion partners Burnham-on-Sea.com.

Prize draw confirmation will be sent with adoption pack and entry made in recipient’s name. As the purchaser you may be contacted about the draw if we are unable to contact the winner. Date of tour to be arranged with winner and may be subject to change dependent on Covid-19 restrictions at the time.

Alternatively, download and complete a manual form or e-mail for more information.


After the collapse of the otter population, Britain’s otters have been gradually returning to our waterways. Enjoying a comeback and protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, Secret World are seeing more and more coming to the rescue centre as orphans or with injuries.

Orphans are hand reared and then moved to an outdoor pen away from human contact. They will eventually be released back into the wild after staying at Secret World for 18 months in a safe environment where they can be fed and develop their otter skills. By sponsoring an otter for £36 a year, you can make a real difference to the lives of these sleek and powerful animals.

Manual form


Secret World rescues close to 200 badgers each year, from tiny orphaned cubs to fully grown adults which have been involved in traffic accidents or even badger baiting.

By adopting a badger for £36 a year, you can make a real difference to the lives of these wonderful animals

Manual form


Each year we receive calls to help sick, injured and orphaned foxes. These beautiful, much misunderstood creatures come to us after being involved in road traffic accidents, after getting stuck in fences, suffering from mange and when they have been orphaned. We need your help to pay for vet bills, x-rays, medication, food and to help our release manager find new homes for those that can be released back into the wild.

From just £36 a year you can help these amazing animals.

Manual form


Each year at Secret World we help around 20 fawns and 30 adult deer. All of these require intensive nursing care as, being very shy, they can literally die from stress. Most of our injured adult deer come to us in the winter with the long, dark nights and sadly most are involved in road accidents. The fawns arrive from April onwards and will stay with us until they have been weaned and have eventually learned how to forage for their own food. Because of the length of their stay at Secret World, they are an expensive animal to keep. Your help in supporting a deer will be appreciated enormously.

From just £36 a year you can help these graceful and shy animals.

Manual form


Each year we help hundreds of hedgehogs – creatures noted as needing help in the biodiversity action plan. Our work involves untangling poor fellows caught up in fruit netting fixed too low, stitching up injuries caused by garden strimmers, treating ringworm and feeding up young hedgehogs too small to hibernate through the winter. Adopt a hedgehog and help Secret World care for these amazing little mammals!

By sponsoring a hedgehog for £36 a year, you can make a real difference to the lives of these adorable prickly animals.

Manual form


Britain’s birds of prey are awe-inspiring and owls are much loved across the UK. In Somerset we are very lucky that we have not only the tawny and little owls but also quite a few barn owls whose numbers have been dwindling. With handling and care expertise, Secret World helps when they become grounded by illness or even caught in kite wires.

Adopt an owl and help Secret World care for these magnificent creatures! By sponsoring an owl for £36 a year, you can make a real difference to the lives of these graceful creatures.

Manual form