About The Wildlife Aid Foundation:
The Wildlife Aid Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife. Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, since its opening over 30 years ago the centre has grown to be one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the country, dealing with in excess of 20,000 incidents each year. With a success rate for returning animals to the wild of over 70%, it is also one of the most successful. Staffed by more than 280 volunteers, the charity’s overheads are kept to an absolute minimum to allow as much as possible of the donated money to go directly to the care of the animals.
The Wildlife Aid Foundation is featured in the long-running, critically acclaimed, TV series Wildlife SOS, which is now in its 15th year of broadcast. Airing daily on The Discovery Channel’s ‘Animal Planet’, the show is currently in its 10th series. Whilst the TV series has been an amazing platform for communicating with the public and raising awareness about the plight of British wildlife, it has not secured any funding for the charity – a fact which often surprises people, who assume that in having its own TV show the charity must be very rich! This is unfortunately very far from the truth; the charity does not benefit from this potentially lucrative income stream. (more…)