Swan Lifeline is a charitable incorporated organisation, number 1156995. It has been rescuing and treating sick and injured mute swans in the greater Thames Valley area for 30 years. We have a recently renovated treatment centre on land leased to the charity by Eton College. The centre is staffed by a live-in treatment centre manager and a full-time treatment centre assistant. In addition we have a number of volunteers who help on site or with rescues. The charity is funded completely by voluntary donations.
We have a rescue centre telephone line staffed every day from 8.30am to 5.30pm for calls about swans in distress or information for the general public. The staff deal with sick or injured swans in care, feeding, keeping their pens and ponds clean, or, in the intensive care unit, monitoring birds more closely and giving medication as directed by a vet. We will occasionally rescue other birds to take to a local general animal rescue centre, but we try to limit site birds to swans to avoid cross-contamination.