ABOUT US

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 . Please help us to help
Britain’s wildlife for the next 10 years by donating below.

Founded in 2009, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary began when I was volunteering at my local veterinary practice. They would receive the occasional wild casualty but without any room to keep them long term. Having a couple of spare cages at home, I would offer to help. Before I knew it, I was getting calls for all injured wildlife in the area and soon enough the second veterinary practice in town was also calling for help. It became clear that there was a need for this charity as I started to get calls from other towns as well! Ten years later, it has grown to the charity it is today, taking in close to 4000 rescues a year with a team of over 60 dedicated volunteers. I am occasionally asked if our work is interfering with nature, to which I reply that the vast majority of wildlife casualties are caused by human interference in the first instance. Whether that be through deforestation, car collisions, shootings, snares and traps, building work, cats and dogs and even malicious attacks. I therefore feel it important to right those wrongs and give nature a helping hand, for which they so deserve.

Founder: Alexandra Farmer

Just some of the creatures we help

Hedgehogs

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Seabirds

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Pest Species

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Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary Rescue
4000 Wildlife Species A Year.

We rely on public support to continue our work. With running costs of
around £5000 a month, even the smallest of donations will enable us to help more wildlife
casualties. Please help if you can.

WHAT WE DO

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Wildlife

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Feral Cats

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Abandoned Domestics

IN THE NEWS

Local runner gets ready to climb Whitby’s 199 steps 199 times for charity

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary awarded £1,000 grant to improve work with seabirds

Best of friends! Phoebe the abandoned baby fox found in a cardboard box has teamed up with two young orphaned BADGERS at animal sanctuary

Krampus and festive folklore friends back in Whitby this weekend

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OUR BLOGS

Alex’s Blog

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

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