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helpwildlife.co.uk provides a directory of around 400 wildlife rescues in the UK who can help with wildlife casualties

Why do you wish to make contact with HelpWildlife.co.uk? Please see the options below for more information. We do not have a telephone number as we do not have sufficient resources to ensure it is consistently manned.

See What Should I do? for advice , or search the map to locate a rescue organisation in your area and contact them for advice and assistance. If you are unable to find the advice or help you need on these pages, please click the help button on the bottom right of your screen (if you’re on a desktop) or click here to submit a request for 1-2-1 help from one of our volunteers.

Please visit https://helpwildlife.co.uk/rescue-area/ for instructions on how to add or edit a listing and links to the forms needed.

Navigate to their listing (you can search at helpwildlife.co.uk/map) and you’ll see the contact information we have for them there. On the ‘More’ tab you’ll see information about their web presence and email address if we have it, though this should only be used for non-urgent enquiries. If you have a wildlife casualty please always telephone. Please do not use the comment facility for enquiries, these comments are not sent to the rescue.

The easiest way to let us know about this is using the comment facility on that rescue’s directory listing

Our directory provides rescue details for information only and we can no more vet or endorse the rescues in it than the yellow pages can your local plumber. If you have genuine concerns about one of the rescues listed, you should contact the relevant authority e.g. RSPCA, police, local authority or Charity Commission.

That said, we obviously don’t want to be directing people towards rescues which are objectively unsuitable. It’s a dilemma we have been wrestling with for some time. So, we have put together some ‘Community Standards’. These are things which we believe are, objectively, standards all rescues should be meeting and we ask that the rescues we list agree to them. If you have evidence that a rescue listed does not conform to these standards, please get in touch.

We’re happy to comment on stories affecting UK wildlife, especially those around cruelty, controversial species and conflicts between humans and wildlife. Please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

HelpWildlife.co.uk is run entirely by volunteers so there are no job vacancies. We also do not have any roles suitable for work experience placements.

We welcome volunteers but, please note, we do not operate a wildlife rescue so we do not have opportunities for hands on volunteering with animals. Our volunteer work is exclusively online – please see here for details of how you can help. If you’d like to contribute to this site, please get in touch

Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to offer this service. Your local wildlife rescue may be able to help – just put your postcode into our map to find them.

Two favours to ask though – firstly, please don’t ask them to take animals along. Animals in the care of wildlife rescues are sick and wild and being on display in front of a group of people is not in their best interests. Secondly, please do make a donation in return. Most wildlife rescues are run entirely by volunteers and operate on a shoe string so please show your appreciation by supporting their work.

Yes – you’ll find advice articles here but if you need tailored advice please get in touch

Please note, HelpWildlife.co.uk is a website dedicated to helping the public know what to do when faced with a wild bird or animal who may need help. We also have a directory of around 600 UK wildlife rescue organisations. We do not operate a wildlife rescue ourselves. Before you email, please check that it’s us you wish to contact. We get a lot of emails which were obviously intended for one of the rescues listed in our directory.

NB: Do NOT use this form to seek help for a wildlife casualty as submissions will only be checked once a day. If you need help with a casualty, please visit – https://helpwildlife.co.uk/finding-a-wildlife-casualty-what-to-do-next/