About Us

helpwildlife.co.uk is a charity run advice website which is part of the Starlight Trust

HelpWildlife.co.uk began in 2005 when founder Sarah became tired of witnessing a distressing amount of misinformation about how to help wildlife casualties on internet forums and social media. Sarah felt there was a need for articles about when and how to help based on experience and a lack of bias. She gathered all the wildlife rescues she knew about into a single page list for easy reference to help with directing casualty finders to help as quickly as possible.

The homepage in 2006

The site has developed enormously since then and that single page list is now a directory of over 400 wildlife rescues across the UK. The site is visited over 250,000 times a year and used by organisations such as St Tiggywinkles and the RSPB to help those contacting them to find help.

But it’s still mostly just Sarah and one or two helpers and she’d really like your help. Whether you’re a wildlife rescuer or just someone who believes in what we’re trying to do, we’d love you to get involved.

Helpwildlife.co.uk is part of the Starlight Trust, the charity founded by Sarah and her husband, Dave. You can find out more about the work of the trust at starlighttrust.org.uk