Second Chance for Baby Deer Abandoned by Roadside

A newborn red deer calf, found abandoned by the side of the road, is set to make a full recovery later this year thanks to the animal care specialists at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset. 

The deer was found collapsed and crying for its mother at the side of a road between Badgers Holt and Wheddon Cross in Somerset by a vigilant member of the public.


Amoré the Otter Returns to Secret World with a Friend

The first otter cub rescued by Secret World Wildlife Rescue this year has returned to the rescue centre to continue its recovery with another otter.

Amoré the otter was rescued by the charity in February. After a period of recovery under the care of staff at Secret World, Amoré was transferred to another animal care centre to be paired with another orphaned otter.


Somerset Businesses Help Wildlife in Need

Businesses in Somerset have been doing their bit to help injured animals, according to Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The charity has rescued three injured and poorly animals in the past couple of weeks after being alerted by businesses in Highbridge and Bridgwater.


Secret World Issues Plastic Warning to Public

A leading animal charity in the South West is warning the public about the dangers plastic materials pose to animals.

After a recent spike in animal admissions with plastic-related injuries, Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset, is calling for the public to use outdoor plastic materials in a responsible and animal-friendly way.

Over the last month, the charity has rescued three animals with life threatening injuries sustained by plastic materials – a badger, a hedgehog and a heron.


Secret World Celebrates Volunteers’ Week

Secret World is celebrating the contributions of its volunteer network for Volunteers’ Week, which begins today.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset has a team of over 350 volunteers who assist the charity with fundraising, animal care and rescue, administration and laundry, amongst many other tasks.

As a charity with limited funds, the team at Secret World are reliant on the dedication of its volunteers, all of whom donate their time for free. The charity shop in Burnham-on-Sea has 12 volunteers alone!


Secret World Wildlife Rescue Seeks New Friends

Secret World Wildlife Rescue in the South West is seeking new friends and supporters through its latest initiative to help it raise more money.

As the demand for animal rescue has increased over the last 25 years, Secret World Wildlife Rescue is starting a new Friendship Circle to help it meet the increasing costs of rescuing over 5,000 animals each year. The charity, based in East Huntspill, Somerset, is wholly reliant on the generosity of its supporters.

The new friendship circle aims to keep its supporters better informed in return for committed financial support. The initiative is being led by the charity’s founder Pauline Kidner.


Secret World Wildlife Rescue Set to Star in Hit BBC Show


A leading animal rescue charity in the South West is set to feature in the new series of Countryfile Diaries on BBC One next week.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, Somerset, which is wholly reliant on the generosity of its supporters, hosted a film crew from the hit television show in April.

A BBC team spent four days filming with us following casualty arrivals, feeding and health checks and Countryfile Spring Diaries’ presenter Margherita Taylor, got first-hand experience of the intensive work that the charity’s animal carers do to look after wildlife casualties, which are rescued from across the South West.


Snap Your Way to a Prize in Secret World’s Photo Competition


Snap Your Way to a Prize in Secret World’s Photo Competition

Have you taken a snap of an  otter or a picture of an  owl recently? If so, you could be in with a chance of winning top prize in a wildlife photo competition hosted by Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

Television presenter and Secret World patron Chris Packham is inviting animal supporters to submit their favourite wildlife pictures in aid of the charity.

Chris, who presents wildlife programmes on the BBC, will judge the competition entries at the end of this month.