Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust, Thornby Moor, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 0LA.
Telephone daytime: 016973 43812 Out of hours? then Message via facebook here
Please bring them along 8am to 9pm, no appointment needed, services free of charge (donations towards our work greatly appreciated) Even if you cannot get us on the phone, there will be someone around to help you.
Is currently out of service as we cannot afford to run it, so we cannot offer to pick up injured wildlife. All you (or a friend, family member or colleague) have to do is get the creature to us and we will do the rest for free. This includes assessment, treatment, shelter, food and vet care and if needed, sanctuary for the rest of its life if it cannot be rehabilitated.
We do not have facilities to house dogs and cats – please choose another rescue centre.
Domestic, exotic, farm animals & horses:
We have very limited space for these species, please phone to discuss if we can help you, PLEASE don’t just turn up with them, we may not have space and have to turn you away.
Our stables are currently full and we have no horse /pony spaces available.
Want to see our work?
Public opening hours:
WINTER 1st October – Easter CLOSED to public. But we are still staffed to accept wildlife casualties.
SUMMER Easter – End September OPEN weekends ONLY 11am – 3pm. Please check our news section for the most up to date opening hours.
Visitors please remember:
We are NOT a zoo, we are a sanctuary, all our animals and birds are rescued, we do not charge admission but would be grateful for a contribution to our work.
There will be animals and birds running around loose at the centre such as geese, our resident dogs, hens, ducks and some free flying birds that may land on you. Please take a moment to ensure you and any children accompanying you will not be unduly stressed by this should you visit.
Children must be supervised at all times and not allowed to run and shout, this will upset some of our creatures.
We are very sorry but we cannot allow dogs on site, even if they have been vaccinated and are well behaved they can still transmit infectious diseases on their paws to our un-vaccinated wildlife.
Knoxwood is a no smoking site by law
Visitors are asked not to cross barriers and observe warning signs for their own safety, we may cordon off parts of the sanctuary to prevent undue stress to particular animals, please respect these boundaries. Visitors are also reminded not to put fingers, faces, food or anything else through the bars or into pens.