Wildlife Rescue

All injured birds or wildlife should be assessed by a vet as soon as possible. We work with our local RSPCA officers and vets, who, after assessment and appropriate treatment, arrange for the transfer of casualties to us.

We take in large and small animals and have a designated area, within twenty acres of leased, wooded and open land, where wildlife cannot be stressed by domestic animals kept in close proximity.

Our work is growing, as increasing numbers of animals and birds are in need of care and attention and we are on call and equipped to capture and resolve problems.

Harriet the Otter was found with her back legs tangled up and unable to hunt. With rest, rehabilitation and a diet of salmon and trout, she was eventually released back to her home in Coniston Water.

If you find any injured wildlife, your local vet is the first person to call!

Please make sure that your vet is aware that Wolfwood is here to take poorly wildlife, as in the past, they would have been put to sleep!

For advice, please call us on 07931 220 094.

The wildlife work does not generate any income, so any contribution towards our work, saving wildlife, is very much appreciated.


In 2007, Stephen set up Wolfwood. One of its aims being to provide a safe place, where injured and displaced wildlife could be treated, rehabilitated and then safely released. Before then, there was no facility in the area and most casualties were put to sleep.

Wildlife arrives all year round, but from April to early September it is extremely busy, with hundreds of orphans requiring regular hand feeding every 10 or 20 minutes from dawn to dusk.

The wildlife areas are deliberately kept well away from members of the public and our customers. The rehabilitating animals need minimal disturbance. Too much handling or human contact will drastically reduce their chances of survival when released.