Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital

Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital

Charity No. 1113771

07763 424 892



The Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital is the only dedicated full-time swan sanctuary based in Northern England, responding to many thousands of calls each and every year to injured animals.

Founded in 2005, the Registered Charity (No. 1113771) was established for responding to the urgent need to assist hundreds of injured wild swans across the region, offering a 24-hour rescue service, dedicated hospital facilities and sanctuary to these most magnificent and royal of birds, each rescued with a view to be released back to their rightful place in the wild. In 2016, the charity received nearly 4,000 calls of help to assist injured animals.

Operated with the help of a team of dedicated and experienced volunteers, the charity is supported by exceptional veterinary surgeons and care from the International Zoo Veterinary Group, who are called upon and give their time generously to operate and treat any injured birds which require assistance.

Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital volunteers respond to emergency calls alerting the charity to injured swans across Northern England on a daily basis, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Cleveland as well as throughout Yorkshire and the Humber. The charity often receives calls of help from members of the public, local Police forces, the Highways Agency, the RSPCA, the National Swan Sanctuary in London, local Councils, Environment Agency, the RSPB and wildlife trusts. The charity also rescues and rehabilitates other injured wild animals, including ducks, geese, foxes, badgers, deer and birds of prey, all with the aim of rehabilitating and returning each animal back to the wild.

The Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital is funded entirely by voluntary donations, contributions and sponsorship from kind and generous members of the public. We receive absolutely no Government, lottery or public body funding.