The Wildaid Foundation Trust (Wildaid) is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity No. 1001595). It was set up in 1990 with the name Staffordshire Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre by Jonathon Hodges and his family to rescue, care for and rehabilitate animals in need.
Originally the organisation ran a wildlife hospital and sanctuary for rescued zoo animals based in the Churnet Valley, near Stoke-on-Trent. In 1997 the charity’s name was changed to Wildaid and and we started supporting the work of other groups through a grant-making programme called Wildaid Challenge.
In 1999 Wildaid moved to Lochcarron in Scotland to continue and expand its work. In 2002 we moved into the ground floor of The Whitehouse on Lochcarron's Main Street and opened a shop and centre.
Although the shop was a success, we began to realise that our hands-on animal work was declining. Perhaps we were too isolated, perhaps also there was not the same culture of animal conservation in the Highlands. As a result it was decided to sell the shop and place Wildaid in a state of suspension, pending a positive plan of action.
Jonathon Hodges has relocated it to north devon, see contact us.