Covid-19 News 

THANK YOU to all our loyal supporters

On behalf of all at Secret World, please accept our most sincere thanks to everyone who continued to support us during these difficult months. Because of you, and our dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we’ve been able to keep our doors open for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife every day throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the lockdown in March, we admitted close to 2,000 animals and helped hundreds more by providing telephone advice about caring for wildlife casualties to members of the public and veterinary practices when people were unable to travel to bring animals into Secret World.

We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has continued to send in donations, participated in our virtual fundraising events, bid on our online auctions, or even just sent in messages of support to keep up our morale. We’ve been able to care for wildlife that needs our help because people like you have continued to remember Secret World Wildlife Rescue throughout these difficult months. Thank you so much for your support.

Lesley (CEO), Pauline (Charity Founder), Laura (Head of Animal Care) and all the SWWR team
July 2020


Secret World Wildlife Rescue has kept its doors open to wildlife throughout the Covid-19 crisis and will continue to do so for as long as we are able. We have seen a large drop in our income due to cancelling events, so please consider making a donation if you are able to help us continue supporting British wildlife.

We are operating a slightly reduced capacity as we are not able to support our usual number of volunteers due to social distancing regulations. If you have found a wildlife casualty, we may ask you to contact your local vets first to see if they can help. This is to ensure that animals currently in our care continue to receive the best level of care that we can offer.

Unfortunately, all our open days and in-person learning sessions and activities are cancelled for the year. We are working on replacements for these, and we are pleased to confirm that we will be running our wildlife courses online for the time being. For details of other events – including fundraisers – please see our Events page.


Please read the following if you are delivering a casualty to our site:

  • We will ask you to wait outside in your car when you arrive.
  • Please ring us from your car to give us your details and the details of the animal, if you have not already done so.
  • Once we have the details, we will ask you to leave the boxed casualty outside the reception doors for an animal carer to pick up.
  • If you need your box/carrier returned, please let us know when you call and we will arrange for the animal to be transferred into one of our boxes and your carrier will put back outside the reception front doors for you to pick up.

Visitors to our site must not enter our reception under any circumstances unless authorised to do so. This is for the health and safety of our staff and the animals in our care. Visitors will be asked to sanitise their hands and wear a face covering.

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times. By working together and being mindful of our actions, we can help things get back to normal as soon as possible.