THE WILDLIFE HAVEN
Maintaining the dignity of each animal in life and death
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT
Please consider supporting our work by giving a donation or holding a fundraising event. Without your help we will be unable to continue caring for wildlife in need.
Welcome to the website of the Wildlife Haven, a small family run wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre based in North Yorkshire. We are a non profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care, treatment and rehabilitation of injured, ill and orphaned wild animals.
Every year we take over a thousand calls from members of the public and treat, on average, 800 casualties. We take in all species of British wildlife.
The daily running costs are very high. Here are some approximate figures;
Caring for a garden bird for one week - £4.00
Course of antibiotics for a garden bird caught by a cat - £15.00
Caring for an underweight hedgehog over winter - £80.00
Feeding an owl for one week - £10.00
The purchase of a large incubator - £600.00
Total cost of rearing an orphaned fox cub until release - £450.00
Feeding an otter cub for one week - £45.00
We receive no government funding of any kind, it's the donations of generous people that keep us going. If you can spare anything, we would be very grateful.
Always remember, if you find an "orphaned" baby bird or mammal it may not actually need rescuing. Our rule is "If you can pick it up it probably needs help" However, there are always exceptions. Fawns are left alone by the mother for extended periods of time. They are usually well hidden and remain quiet in the undergrowth.
Fox cubs may appear to be orphaned when the vixen is in the process of moving them to a different location. A healthy cub will appear bright eyed and alert.
If you have any concerns about a wild animal please call your local wildlife rescue centre for further advice.
Can you help with our wish list?
If you are unable to help financially there are many other ways in which you can assist us. One way is to donate items from our wish list. These can be small household goods such as kitchen roll, rubber gloves, towels and newspapers.