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We are pleased to announce that information and application forms are now available to download for our seasonal wildlife unit volunteering for 2015. Please click here to download a PDF. Alternatively, if you require a paper copy, you can write to us at our published address, enclosing a large SAE.

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Riverside Animal Centre Wildlife Logoriverside Wildlife Unit

Open daily:  09.00 - 22.00
Reduced hours at Christmas/New Year
Telephone:  020 8647 6230

To learn more about the work of the Riverside Wildlife Unit, please click on the blue logo above.


Welcome to the website of the Riverside Animal Centre, a registered charity working across the borders of South London and Surrey to provide care and assistance to thousands of wild and pet animals every year.

The centre has it's origins in a small family home, where our Founder, Ted Burden, first cared for a handful of injured birds and other animals in a bedroom and a shed, back in the mid nineties. Today, Ted leads a team of committed volunteers and dedicated professional staff, all of whom work tirelessly to care for the growing number of animals that desperately need our help. This can easily exceed 2000 wildlife casualties as well as over 500 cats and dogs every year.

We are currently engaged in a major redevelopment project and have several appeals running, details of which you can read about elsewhere on this site. In spite of our successes and achievements, funding remains by far our biggest challenge, with the struggle to survive becoming harder year on year. There are many ways in which you can help us and we hope that our lifesaving work will inspire you to join us or support us in any way you can.

Finally, thanks for visiting the site and for taking an interest in our work. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events and, hopefully, to welcoming you to the family of Riverside Animal centre supporters.

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Riverside Animal Centre Wildlife LogoRiverside Pet Unit

All viewings by appointment only.
Closed at Christmas/New Year
Tel:  020 8647 6230 (2pm-6pm daily)

To learn more about the work of the Riverside Pet Unit, please click on the red logo above.

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