Severn Wildlife Rescue is made up of volunteers, passionate about caring for nature.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about making life better for animals. Since meeting the SWR crew, I have been amazed by their unwavering commitment to wild animal welfare and this inspired me to join their team as Rescue Coordinator. If you contact us about an animal in need, I'll almost certainly be the person you speak to! This rewarding role means I get to talk to the public about wildlife, network with vets, rescues and get distressed animals the help they need. I recently completed an MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law and I am excited to dedicate the rest of my life and career to this important cause.
I've always cared for animals; feeding the wildlife in the garden as a child, in the hope I'd catch a glimpse of something! Now I'm trying to make my own garden as wildlife friendly as possible. I have two lovely rescue cats and also volunteer at a cats home when I can, hopefully helping to rehab and rehome as many animals as possible.
Volunteer Bat Carer
I am a training bat carer, and I am absolutely fascinated by them! I began to train as a wildlife rescuer because I want to educate people on wild animals and dispel myths which promote fear or disgust. I would love for people and animals to coexist and for everyone to be as passionate about wildlife as us at SWR.
My interest in other animals has been there all my life. I'm from Spain, where I worked with different organizations, sanctuaries (including El Valle Encantado), and individuals committed to animal rights, like myself. In the future, I plan to study to be a nurse, to help humans or non-humans animals... not sure about what type of nursing I'm going to choose. Perhaps SWR helps to tip the scale towards animals.
I have always been passionate about saving animals since I can remember! I have been volunteering as a dog walker with my local rescue but after helping rescue some hedgehogs I decided to volunteer with SWR as a wildlife ambulance driver. Growing up I always wanted to be a Pet Detective so this is the next best thing! The best part is meeting the public who have a genuine love for all creatures!
As a little girl my developing fascination with animals began, by learning how various species function and interact. This quickly led into my ambitions in studying a degree in veterinary science. I enjoy mountain walking as it gives me the opportunity to observe wildlife in their most natural habitat. Severn Wildlife Rescue has offered me the chances of getting even closer to wildlife, allowing me to form a bond through care.
I have recently completed a Masters in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation and I contacted Severn Wildlife Rescue to ask if I could volunteer to gain experience in UK wildlife. Since then I have helped care for Hedgehogs and rodents. I am looking forward to see what other species I will be working with next.
This photo of me was taken when our rescue cat Queenie became confident enough to come up right behind me for the first time! LOVE YA QUEENIE!! I think all animals are incredible in their own right, which is why I love this group as it's full of amazing people who feel the same and together we're doing our bit to ensure no animal is taken for granted.
Raul Lopez Mateu
I am very passionate about wildlife and want to help where I am able. I often put out camera traps to see what wildlife is around in our local area and I am especially fond of foxes and badgers. I recently helped SWR rescue a pigeon, she is the sweetest little thing and I will cherish that experience.
Silvia Gonzalez Lopez
I love wildlife and just would like to give them a helping hand. I joined Severn Wildlife Rescue alongside my partner Raul in the hopes to make a difference to our local wildlife!
I am incredibly passionate about helping our local wildlife. I joined SWR in Winter 2020 and I have attended a number of online training courses to get more experience. I am fully rabies vaccinated so I am looking forward to working with bats in the future.
I've always loved animals since I was very small and used to spend my pocket money on the Wildlife of Britain magazine. After working with animals for the last few years, I wanted to do more to help our wild animal friends. I adore bats and hope to help rescue lots of little bats as a wildlife ambulance driver