Registered Charity No. 1168800 

This week is Hedgehog Awareness Week

2nd - 8th May 2021

Download your free hedgehog dangers poster by clicking on the image on the right and selecting save image.

Check your garden and make it a safe and welcoming place for hedgehogs.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) UPDATE: We are still accepting hedgehog admissions. Please call us on 07949 976717 and leave an answer phone message and we will return your call.  We may ask for more details over the phone to minimise contact.  

Our phone lines are monitored between 8am and 7pm. Outside of these hours, please take emergencies to a vet, you will not be charged.

Introducing Hog Hub

We are fundraising to build a new purpose-built hedgehog rescue. Visit to find out more or donate here:

Found a hedgehog?

If you have concerns about a hedgehog you have found, please call us immediately. Do not email or send a message via social media.  If we are unable to answer, please leave a phone message with your name and contact number and we will call you back as soon as we are able.



If you are outside Gloucestershire, please contact your local hedgehog rescue. You can use the links below or call the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890801 during office hours.

Hedgehog First Aid

If you find an ill or injured hedgehog it will probably be suffering from hypothermia, even in summer.

Place it on a hot (but not boiling hot) water bottle wrapped in a towel. Cover the box in a blanket, place in a quiet place to warm up and phone us immediately on the number above. If we can't answer please leave your name and contact number we will respond as soon as possible.

Never try and force feed a hedgehog and do not put down food or water for any hog until it is has warmed up and is active again as it will be unable to swallow or digest. The danger is the fluid/food will be inhaled.

Hedgehogs that need help are:

Orphaned hoglets - found out of the nest in day, or when the nest has been destroyed and the mother killed or injured.

Injured hedgehogs - with open wounds, fractures, bites, burns, or trapped in some way.

Sick hedgehogs - usually found out in the day, thin, dehydrated, possibly poisoned, or with breathing problems. Hedgehogs that are unsteady on their feet (wobbling, rocking) and one with flies around them.

Autumn juveniles - hedgehogs born late in the year, please contact the rescue if you are concerned. Captivity can cause more problems than it solves. Where possible and where the hedgehog is being support fed we wil encourage you to leave it in the wild. If the hedgehog is very tiny please weigh it and contact us for advice.

Hedgehogs that should be left alone:

Healthy hedgehogs will often rouse from hibernation for short periods even in cold winter weather. Do not assume these hedgehogs need help unless they are underweight or obviously unwell.

Adult females in summer that are uninjured but found out in daylight may be nursing mothers.

Any large uninjured hedgehogs found at night (e.g. in winter or in the road) and picked up should be put back away from the road but near where found.

Supporting Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue


Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue is a registered charity. We rely on donations to be able to continue helping wild hedgehogs.  Donations can sent via PayPal or you could donate an item from our Amazon wish list. 

When you purchase anything from Amazon they will make a small donation to us if you use the Amazon Smile site. Full details here where you can search for "Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue" and select it as your charity:

If you shop at M&S, eBay, John Lewis, Waitrose, Argos or many other well known stores you can raise money for Wild Hogs simply by registering with Give as you Live and choosing Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue as your chosen charity. Click here for more details.

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Each time someone switches their energy provider to Ecotricity via the link below we will receive a £25 donation per fuel. Please click here or on the image below to find out more.

Gift Aid

You can enable us to claim an additional 25% tax relief on top of your doantion provided you are a UK tax payer by downloading, completing and sending this form: Gift Aid Form

Shop on the Wild Side is now open.

Our online shop is open and selling hedgehog related memorabilia. Please support us through this difficult time if you can. You can find our shop on Facebook or by clicking here

Friends of Wild Hogs

Click here to find out more and download our application form. 


Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue is a charity and can benefit from a gift left in your will. If you would like to leave a gift in your will, please read the information here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I adopt / rehome a hedgehog from you?  No.  We always aim to release a hedgehog back to where it was found.  If this is not possible, we will only release a hedgehog back to an area where we have records of a known existing population. We follow the latest BHPS advice for releasing hedgehogs.

Can I visit Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue?  Yes, we open the rescue to tours at our open days. Please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with our events. We are not able to accept visitors at other times.

Can I volunteer at Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue?  When opportunities arise, we welcome volunteers who can commit to helping us on a regular basis.  Information and an application form can be sent to you on request.

Can I do Work Experience at Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue?  With prior arrangement, we welcome students over 16 years old studying in a relevant subject to apply for a work experience placement with us. We are unable to accept students under 16 years old. Information and an application form can be sent to you on request.

Can my child volunteer with Wild Hogs as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme?   Unfortunately no as we are unable to accept volunteers under the age of 16 years old under the conditions of our insurance.

There are a number of great websites with lots of information about supporting hedgehogs and wildlife in your garden, so please do take a look at these for further advice:

Where can I find further information about hedgehogs?

The websites below have lots of information about hedgehogs.

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About us

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue research, rescue, rehabilitate and release native european hedgehogs in Frampton on Severn, Quedgeley, Eastington, Whitminster, Longney, Elmore, Saul, Epney, Fretherne, Arlingham, Berkeley, Slimbridge, Kingsway, Tuffley, Dursley, Severn Vale and surrounding areas of Gloucestershire.

Please feel free to contact us via the e-mail link below if you would like further information.


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