Please note: We will be closed to admissions on Sunday 25th July until 10am on Monday 26th July 2021 to enable us to move the rescue to new premises.
Please take injured hedgehogs to your nearest vet or find an alternative rescue here:
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.
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.
PLEASE CALL US ON 07949 976717 TO ARRANGE TO BRING A CASUALTY TO US.
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE RESCUE AS IT IS NOT STAFFED 24 HOURS A DAY.
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.
If you have other non-hedgehog related queries, please read our Frequently Asked Questions section below before contacting us.
If you find an ill or injured hedgehog it will probably be suffering from hypothermia, even in summer.
Never try and force feed or syringe water into a hedgehog.
Do not put down food or water in a box 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.
Follow our guide below to provide initial care for a sick or injured hedgehog.
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.
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.
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.
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
Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue research, rescue, rehabilitate and release native Western European hedgehogs. We have been running for eleven years and rehabilitate over 350 hedgehogs every year.
We cover 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 about Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue.
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.