About Us

The Wildlife Haven is a small, family run, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

We take in all species of British wild animals, everything from Bats and Badgers to Owls and Otters.

The Wildlife Haven was founded in 2008 after relocating from another county. Since opening in Thirsk we have taken in almost 4000 wild animals from across Yorkshire and the North East of England.

We operate a 24 hour service including a telephone helpline. Every year we receive over 1000 calls from the general public, veterinary practices, RSPCA Officers and other animal rescue organisations seeking advice.

The Wildlife Haven is a wildlife rehabilitation centre run from a family home, as such, it is not open to the public.   We are not a sanctuary and do not keep wild animals in captivity. Our goal is to return every animal brought to us, healthy enough for release, back into the wild.

Wildlife rehabilitation in the UK is not funded by the government. Rescue centres must fundraise for themselves to continue to stay open. 
We always struggle financially and although we never charge for our service we really appreciate any donations given. 

If you have any further enquiries please see our contact page for phone and email details.

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If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our work there is a PayPal donation button on the home page. Alternatively, how about buying something for the centre from our Amazon Wish List. Every donation we receive makes a difference. Thank you.