Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary
Charity No. 1165589
We operate 365 days a year to rescue and care for all sick, injured and orphaned wildlife from all over the North East of England. We rescue and care for close to 4000 animals every year. Wildlife casualties include all manner of birds from birds of prey to seabirds, tiny garden birds to swans; hedgehogs are our most common mammal rescue and we also care for a number of other species too: deer, foxes, mice and squirrels – to name a few! Our aim is to always release these animals when they are better but we do have a few residents now living here due to their unreleasable cases.
Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary has a team of around 50 volunteers, helping to care for the animals here, rescue & transport and fundraising. The charity costs around 3k every month! We also take animal management students as part of their work placements. Here at the charity, we also run training courses for people wanting to learn more about wildlife welfare and animal care as well as conservation and protecting the environment.
In 2016 we were awarded the IWAF award for our animal welfare work with birds. This was presented by Bill Oddie at the House of Lords.
We want to thank our big network of supporters for all your donations and kind words over the years – it’s thanks to you that the charity has progressed so far.
Our future plans will be moving the charity to a larger, permanent site and expanding the facilities we have – especially our hedgehog hospital as we get so many every year.
Ways to help us:
- Join our volunteer team to help in fundraising, rescue & transport or hands on care
- Help promote the work we do by sharing on Social Media
- Donate by text: Text WILDLIFE to 70660
- Visit: www.paypal.me/whitbywildlife
- Set up a regular donation every month – these especially help us as we can be assured to have much needing funding coming in to continue our work
Thank you for all your support!