Wildlife Rescue



Emergency animal rescue.
If you see an animal in distress, the quickest way to help is to please try and confine it, if safe to do so and get it to us in Queensbury or take it to a local vet and give them our details and please ask them to call us.
If it is trapped or you can't get to it contact us, we will go out and attempt to rescue the distressed animal.
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    Found a sick/injured wild animal what you should do?



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Sick, injured,trapped Wildlife

 Sick,injured,trapped wildlife further Information

We are working hard to rescue and rehabilitate

Our mission is to try and repair some of the damage that human activity has caused,

We believe that a primary cause for wild animals needing rescuing,that's either through direct or indirectly is down human activity.

Our team works tirelessly, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to rescue and rehabilitate animals back to health and give them the best chance to live free.


Found a sick or injured wild animal

Time is of the essence for an animal's chance of survival in a rescue situation, and the quickest option available is to take the animal to a vet.

Who can assess for free to see if the animal can be rehabilitated, they will end its suffering quickly and promptly to avoid any further suffering if the animal has no chance of survival.

So you've found a sick or injured wild animal

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.......You've found an injured, sick or animal in distress. Please read on Y.A.W.S is here to help, firstly if safe to do so please confine the animal and put it somewhere dark, warm and quiet, a cardboard box is perfect.

This will help to reduce any shock the animal is most likely suffering from and aid its recovery

Important to note!

A  wild animal by the very nature that the animal is wild, and usually avoids Humans, so being found by us will mean the wild animal will be terrified by your presence and may fight, scratch and bite at you to get away. Please work quickly and quietly to confine the animal and put the animal into a dark box as possible to avoid further shock and distress.


Please be reassured that they will not benefit or want any comforting or cuddling it could further weaken the animal and reduce the chance of full recovery.


Time is of the essence for an animal's chance of survival in a rescue situation, and the quickest option is to take it to a local vet, they have the expertise to assess the animal's chances of survival.

If the animal has a chance for successful treatment, please give the vet our details if they don't have a wildlife rescue organisation that they work with, and we will arrange to collect.


If you are near us in Queensbury, you can arrange to bring the wild animal casualty to us, where we will assess and treat. Should you are not able to confine due to size, or health and safety or you can't reach the animal, Please fill in the rescue request form.

For advice and emergency situations call 07999976403


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The lucky ones rescued by Y.A.W.S

sick & injured wild animal advice

Wildlife welfare Information

Worried about a wild animal

Wildlife rescue News


Could big cats be coming back to the UK? 

The Lynx UK Trust believes that the reintroduction of the Lynx back to the UK will help to control our deer populations. The trusts research shows that deer is the primary source of prey for the Lynx in Europe, and that the secretive nature of the Lynx also suggests any interactions with humans and livestock will be minimal and no risk to humans, and low risk to livestock. And the trial should help restore some balance back as currently deer do not have any natural predators.

The conservationists plan is to reintroduce the Eurasian Lynx back into the UK in an attempt to restore some balance back in our ecosystem, since the big cat, once a native of the British Isles disappeared from the British isles around 1300 years ago, due to persecution from humans.

As a result the UK has a high density of deer and If left unchecked the herbivores can cause severe damage to our forests, and then, in turn, damage the ecosystem for all the other mammals that inhabit the same environment, throwing our country's ecosystem out of balance.


Wildlife rehabilitation updates

Visit here to check in on how our rescued are doing.


January 2019

Rescued Tawny owl after he falls down a chimney in Ilkley.


Taken to Corio bird of prey care and rehabilitation for assessment and will be released back after some care with Nick at Corio


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Wildlife rehabilitation updates

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