John Anderson, BCAv

John has worked voluntarily and tirelessly since 2006 in establishing and developing Blyth

Wildlife Rescue Service – a dedicated wildlife rescue service which now operates 24/7, 365

days of the year. It handles 750 call outs per year from communities across Northumberland

and Tyneside. John has helped care for and rehabilitate over 400 animals annually since

forming the charity. He has developed a countywide network of volunteers that are

registered and who assist him to extend the reach of the work the charity does.


“The service is providing Public Education enabling a whole range of people to become actively involved in wildlife care in Northumberland through initiatives such as Animal Foster Care”


He has built the website, volunteers for ‘on-call’ duties regularly and has handled 4,000 calls

over a seven year involvement. He wants all animals to be treated humanely and is driven by the

vision of creating a safe natural environment which helps many species to proliferate in the

locality. A network of vets now regularly refer local people to the Charity for cases requiring care,

rehabilitation, fostering and adoption.