Wetherriigs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre

Waitlands Lane, Richmond, DL11 7EU Directions

   Closed today Open Thursday 12:00 - 17:00

Business overview

Wetheriggs is a charity open to the public 7 days a week. We take in injured and unwanted animals including domestic pets (excluding dogs and cats), farm animals and wildlife.

Opening Hours : Due to COVID-19 opening hours are Thursday to Sunday 12noon - 5pm last entry is 4pm

Wetheriggs is a small family run animal rescue charity first established in 2006. We take in injured and unwanted animals including domestic pets (excluding dogs and cats), farm animals and native wildlife.

If we have the facilities suitable, we will take in any animal and give them a new home and a new chance at life.

Some of the animals we try to rehome, but others will live out their lives at the centre. Many have previously experienced poor living conditions and may suffer with trust issues or have health problem.

We are open to the public daily from 10 am - 4 pm. Animal feed is available from the shop to feed all the animals at £1 each or 3 for £2.50

Adults - £5.95, Children - £4.95, Concession - £4.95, Family (2 adults upto 4 children) - £19.95

We also have a education department that takes animals out to schools, scout groups, other groups, attractions and birthday parties. To give people a hands on opportunity with animals, This can be tailored to your needs and can include different key stages.


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When walking round the animals why not ask one of the volunteers if you can hold some of the animals like Bob here.
This is Dave the continental rabbit at one of our handling workshops at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness. Contact us about handling workshops for attractions, schools and after school clubs.
As a conservation centre we breed rare animals such as the Mediterranean miniature donkey.
Wetheriggs rescues all animals including all native wildlife. we actively release those that can be, and house those who will be with us long term.

Products & Services

Animal Rescue Shelters

Pet Food Suppliers


Wildlife Rescue

Animal Handling Workshops

Education services


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