Tiggywinkles was founded in 1978 and funded solely by the Stocker family until gaining official charity status in February 1983. 40 years on, we reach another milestone; On 1st February 2023, Tiggywinkles has become a Charity Incorporated Organisation (‘CIO’).  Our dedication to rescuing and rehabilitating British wildlife 24 hours a day, seven days a week remains the same and there will be absolutely no changes to the day to day running of the Hospital. We still have the same working title of Tiggywinkles, but the charity is now registered as ‘The Wildlife Hospital Foundation’, charity number 1200460.

This does mean that we now require an updated Gift Aid declaration from each of our supporters so that we can continue to benefit from the government scheme. Please complete the form below and click submit:


Aston Road
HP17 8AF

The Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take in sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. Please do turn up any time if you have a wild animal or bird in need. Please use the contact form above for non-urgent enquiries. For animal emergencies please call us on 01844 292292 (24hr). For more help and information on what to do if you are worried about an animal, please see our Animal Emergency page for further help and information.

There are a number of ways you can help and support our life-saving work.