National Wildlife Rescue Centre
Purpose built in 2012 to deal with the growing number of wildlife the Scottish SPCA helps, the National Wildlife Rescue Centre now treats about 10,000 wild animals every year. From pigeons to peregrines and from seals to swans, the centre and our expert wildlife team are equipped to treat thousands of animals at any given time.
In 2018, our wildlife team successfully rehabilitated over 5,500 animals. They were released back in to their natural environment. It was a record year for number of birds, seals and hedgehogs treated.
Affected by the seasonality of animals and the weather, the type of wildlife in the centre can change throughout a year. The wildlife team also hand-rear all sorts of orphans who would not survive in the wild after being separated from their parents. This includes foxes, otters, badgers, baby deer and more.
How you can help the National Wildlife Rescue Centre
Our centres will always welcome any generous donations of food, treats, or other items to help us care for animals.
You can view what our wildlife centre most urgently needs on the centre’s Amazon Wishlist.
If you’re interested in volunteering at the centre, you can check out our latest vacancies.