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Registered Charity No. 1168800

EMERGENCY? Please call 07949 976717 (if no answer send a TEXT with your name and number - we'll call you back asap)

Links to membership forms: Adult  Child

Emergencies

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

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.

Place it on a hot (but not boiling hot) water bottle wrapped in a towel and put in a cardboard box or recycle box lined with newspaper.

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 send a text message with your name and number - we will respond as soon as possible.

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 - young hedgehogs born late in the year, weighing under 600g from September onwards - especially if out in the day.

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.

Links to lists of Hedgehog & Wildlife Rescues in UK:
http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk/cms/find-a-rescue/
http://thehedgehog.co.uk/carers_rescue_centres
http://www.helpwildlife.co.uk/

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society doesn't have a list published, but if you phone they will give you a contact number for a local rescue within office hours only.
http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/contact.php

Of course if you phone or email me I may be able to advise or give details of rescues local to you. This would not be a recommendation simply the result of a google search. Jo Bisley 07949 976717 wildhogshedgehogrescue@gmail.com

About us

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue care for and rehabilitate native european hedgehogs in Gloucester, Quedgeley, Frampton on Severn, Eastington, Whitminster, Longney, Elmore, Saul, Epney, Fretherne, Arlingham, Berkeley, Slimbridge, 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.


Email: wildhogshedgehogrescue@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS


St Briavel’s Carnival ~ Gloucestershire Hedgehog Network ~ 10th June ~ St Briavels ~ Forest of Dean ~ (Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue, Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue & Hobo’s Hedgehog Rescue)

Hucclecote Show ~ Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue ~ 17th June

Quedgeley Dog Show ~ Gloucestershire Hedgehog Network ~18th June ~ Fisher’s Meadow Quedgeley GL2 4PT ~ (Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue, Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue & Hobo’s Hedgehog Rescue) All profits will be divided between Teckels Animal Shelter and Help If We Can

Northleach Charter ~ Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue - 24th June ~ Northleach Playing fields

Hidden Gardens ~ Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue ~ 25 June ~ Organised by Stonehouse Rotary Club ~ Frampton on Severn

Open Garden and Hedgehog Awareness ~ Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue - 1st July ~ 43 Sherborne, Near Cheltenham ~ Open Garden in Aid of Kate’s Carers

Gloucester Carnival - Gloucestershire Hedgehog Network ~ 29th July Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue, Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue & Hobo’s Hedgehog Rescue)

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue ~ Open Day ~ 5th August 11am ~ 6.30pm Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue & next door at Frampton Village Hall, The Street, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire GL2 7EA www.wildhogshedgehogrescue.org.uk

Paws in the Park ~ Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue ~ 6th August ~ Pittville Park Cheltenham

Teckels Fun Dog Show ~ 13th August ~ 11am to 5pm ~ The Fields on Church Lane, near Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7JY. Venue courtesy of the Whitminster House Estate. www.teckelsanimalsanctuaries.co.uk

Northleach Steam & Vintage Fair - Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue - 2nd / 3rd September

Frampton Country Fair ~ Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue ~ 10 September http://framptoncountryfair.co.uk/ti...

Forest Showcase ~ Gloucestershire Hedgehog Network ~ 1st October ~ More info to follow ~ Speech House, Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EL ~ (Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue, Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue & Hobo’s Hedgehog Rescue)