RSPCA Lancaster, Morecambe. North west

Sometimes we collect wildlife directly, but 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. We provide a swift recovery service for the Lancaster and Morecambe district.


Fundraising, income from our busy shops and generous donations have enabled us to buy intensive care equipment and replace our wildlife pens, previously created from recycled materials, with purpose built accommodation.

Orphaned fox cub

Wildlife Rescue at Wolfwood.

In 2007 Stephen set up Wolfwood, one of it's aims being to provide a safe place where injured and displaced wildlife could be treated, rehabilitated then safely released. Before then, there was no facility in the area and most casualties would be put to sleep. Wildlife arrives all year, but from April to early September it is extremely busy with hundreds of orphans requiring regular hand feeding, every 10 - 20 mins from 5.30am till dusk. One year, at the peak in June, there were 31 tiny mouths to feed, every 10 mins, starting at 5.15am throughout the day, till about 10.45pm, then there were another 20 or so who needed support and altogether, just under 100 casualties which needed a careful eye keeping on them, all at the same time. The incubator was in constant use and there were cages lined up holding little creatures all at various stages of being nurtured and cared for. Out of the 31, only one didn't make it. It is very rewarding work and a visiting RSPCA Officer was very impressed with the expertise and achievements within our small centre. The RSPCA is very supportive and Officers regularly bring casualties. We have since acquired another 2 incubators. The wildlife work is not open to the public, the casualties need minimal disturbance, handling and human contact, or they

will not survive when  released.

Thank You.

Feb 2014 - Storm damage to our pens!

Our wildfowl pens were damaged in  gales - 12 Jan 2015

This handsome Eider Duck has recovered from his damaged beak and been successfully released. Thank you for all the generous donations towards his restrictive diet.     


Harriet Otter was found with her back legs tangled up which affected her ability to use them. With rest, rehabilitation & a diet of salmon & trout she was eventually returned and safely released in her home area on Coniston Water. Sincere thanks for all the donations of fish, which included  Tesco’s at Carnforth.   

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!

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Thank you.

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

Video courtesy of staff member Peter.

We are very grateful for all the support we receive.

Thank you.