“The Wildlife Lodge was established in July 2007. We are an entirely non-profit organisation, designed to help rescue, rehabilitate and release, all forms of injured or abandoned wildlife.”


Founder: Lauren Smith - Lauren is a veterinary nurse, who has worked in the animal industry for nearly 13 years now. She currently works at a Veterinary Surgery in Beckenham, Kent. She has a large number of contacts in the veterinary and animal charity sector, who are more than willing to provide help and assistance when needed.

Co-founder: Andy Callaghan - Andy, Lauren's partner, is the Administrator, Treasurer and PR Representative. He also specialises in investigating wildlife crime, and has many contacts who help look into allegations of wildlife crime. Andy works during the week, but is busy at weekends with rescues. During the week in the evenings, he maintains the website and paperwork, as well as attending any urgent rescues.

As of 1st July 2010, we will no longer be able to provide a collection service for animals. This is due to a lack of volunteers, an increase in patient numbers, and limited spare time. Animals can be taken to a number of drop-off points. Please contact us for details.



We are members of the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and the European Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. We are also registered carers for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

We are also members of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW).

To view the objectives of the organisation, please click here.

Please click here to read about some of the services that we can offer.