At Wycksted we believe in helping any animal that needs our support and care no matter what breed they are. Any Donations will be greatly appreciated and a big paws up from those who you are helping.

We currently Donate to the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace as our way of helping and supporting the great work that they all do.  

We also donate to the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation in America. They are doing some fantastic work in saving the bear cubs and bears as they come in, so be 'bearwise' and give them a helping paw. The UK Wolf Conservation Trust is another Animal charity that helps the Wolves, the Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota, USA is another amazing place and we have adopted a Grizzly Bear named Coram from the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre in Yellowstone, America. We adopted three wolves from the Wolf Sanctuary PA in Pennsylvania, USA. Achilles, Running Bear and Watonie, brothers and sister. With so many wolves to choose from it was a hard decision on who or what to help out with, but these ones just seemed to look right into our souls, what ones will call to you? 


Image above of Klaus.

To Donate to Wycksted and our bunch of Cats and Wildlife, payments can be made to - Wycksted, ANZ, 01-0381-0111109-00. Please include your name as a reference should you like to although we do have anonymous helpers as well. If you need a receipt please email us and let us know so we can send one out to you. For any queries please Contact us at 


To donate to any of the following Animal charity's, please click onto their links and go directly to their websites. 


By Sally.A.Maughan.

"Having been a wildlife rehabilitator since 1978, I had no idea of the life changing experience that was about to land on my doorstep. It happened in May, 1989 and arrived in the form of a tiny, very adorable bundle of fur and claws, a living, breathing teddy bear....or so I thought. Within two weeks of his arrival, I knew Ruggles was going to change my life drastically. This teddy bear in disguise became a full-fledged bear and I was on the ride of my life. Each hour, each day, each minute was unlike anything I'd known in my years as wildlife rehabilitator. Each new day was more exciting than the last and most of all, I was appreciating life more than ever before. I knew my world now belonged to bears."

Sadly Sally passed away in October 2021, but the Bears have been left in the more than capable hands (paws) of Amy and her dedicated team at IBBR.



Image above of Coram.

A not-for-profit Wildlife Park. To adopt one of these beautiful Bears, Wolves or Raptors click on the link to go directly to their website. Above is Coram the Grizzly Bear adopted by Wycksted.

On September 6th 2011, the Center welcomed a new resident bear, Coram a three-year-old grizzly who unfortunately became habituated to human foods and garbage. According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1, Coram began boldly walking through town and finding non-natural foods from residential areas. He didn’t forget that easy food source. Once he and his family left the den this spring, he headed right into town again. He was trapped and moved for the second time in May. More reports came in about a bear walking up onto people’s porches and getting into dog food. When it turned out that the three year old bear had been trapped in town a third time, wildlife managers had to face the fact that this bear was not going to learn and would have to be removed from the wild. Coram has adapted well and enthusiastically wrestles daily with many other bears.



Fighting for Animals, People and the Environment Since 1983.

What we do - In Defense of Animals makes a difference for animals all over the world through our hard-hitting campaigns, direct rescue, and sanctuary care.

Who we are - With your help, In Defense of Animals has become an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 valued supporters and a 39-year history of fighting for animals, people, and the environment. We accomplish our mission through education and campaigns, as well as sanctuaries and hands-on animal rescue facilities in India, Korea, and rural Mississippi. Our main headquarters are established in Marin County, California, USA.



Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. 

Formalized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1997, we also protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming bison and other native wildlife, and stand with First Nations to honor the sacredness of wild buffalo.

Our primary goal is to create permanent year-round protection for bison and the ecosystem they depend on—including respect for the migratory needs of this long-exploited and clearly endangered species.


Gutter Kitties is Auckland's largest no-kill cat rescue, run by volunteers, and relying entirely on donations to make a difference to the lives of Auckland's street cats. We pride ourselves in running a no-kill shelter, and dedicate our time and efforts to rescuing timid, anxious and/or undersocialised cats.

A no-kill shelter is defined as "a shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals". It does not matter if an animal is old, unsocialised, blind, deaf, traumatized or has a treatable illness. All of these animals are worthy of our compassion, all of them can find homes, and all of them deserve to." Gutter Kitties is an Incorporated Charitable Trust. Founder and Chair Danielle Howard started rescue work in 2006, and Gutter Kitties was finally established as a Trust at the beginning of 2012.  We maintain high standards of animal welfare, professionalism and integrity, and work with other rescue centres and entities as required to achieve our purpose. We also strive to educate the public, and promote responsible pet ownership.

Our communal shelter The Paw Pad is located in Stanmore Bay, New Zealand and this is where our unsocialised street cats first go upon coming into our care. Here they are tamed by a wonderful group of volunteers, and then move into foster homes to prepare them for finding their own human family.


It's a positive vision, rooted in hope, and the conviction that when people in large numbers believe change is possible, change becomes possible. We believe that when we take Nature as our model, mentor, and measure, we can change the way we feed and fuel our world. We can live in harmony with the Earth and each other.

We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow.



The UK Wolf Conservation Trust works for the protection and conservation of wild wolves and their habitats. This is achieved through education, awareness and fundraising for large carnivore projects in Europe and around the world. Since 1995 the Trust has donated over £250,000 to support these projects. The work could not be achieved without the help of our ambassador wolves. Although the Trust is now closed to the public you can still donate and catch up on Wolfy news. If you would like to donate to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust then click on their link. 



They will never know freedom. Can they at least know compassion?

Small Cats                     Bengals, Domestics, Savannahs and other Hybrids.

Medium Cats                 Serval, Eurasian Lynx, Caracal, Canadian Lynx and Bobcats.

Big Cats                         Tigers, Lions, leopards and Cougars.

The Wildcat Sanctuary (TWS) is A natural safe haven and a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue sanctuary located in Sandstone, Minnesota, USA. Funded solely by private donations, the sanctuary provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the wildlife crisis. Our mission is to provide a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis.


WOLF SANCTUARY OF PA (Pennsylvania) 

In the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, USA  quietly secured on 80 plus acres of natural woodland, you will find the home of the Speedwell Wolves. For over 30 years the Darlington Family has offered refuge to Wolves who have found themselves without a place in the natural world. It has been over a hundred years since the last wild Wolf was known to exist in Pennsylvania. Originally created as a private rescue, Wolf Sanctuary of PA has grown into an educational facility. We are devoted to assuring the most comfortable and stimulating environments for our wolves. Here at Wolf Sanctuary of PA wolves and wolf dogs are given back their dignity.

Adopt a Wolf and you can help make a difference for the Wolves and their environment. For more information and/or to adopt a Wolf from the Wolf Sanctuary PA or more please click on this link to go directly to their website. 

WWF - World Wildlife Fund

Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. We organize our work around wildlife, food, climate, fresh water, oceans and forests.


Pictured is Freyr Hog, one of Wycksted's rescue Hedgehogs.


Hedgehog Rescue is a 'Not for Profit entity.' 

From the Hedgehog pages...A huge thumbs up to fellow New Zealanders who work tirelessly to foster these lovely animals back to health. Lastly, we must not forget other Veterinarians all over New Zealand who work to assist the rehabilitation process of hedgehogs.

Phone 0211737619.



The Ultimate Wildlife Rescue Guide