give a hog a name
Each year we treat around 400 hedgehogs. Many of these come to us as tiny orphans. We care for these from an early age until they are ready to be released. They go through many changes and it is our job to try and encourage our spikey friend to forage and look after himself.
It is a lengthy process but well worth it, we see these tiny often spinless cuties grow into adult hedgehogs and take their place back in the wild where they belong.
Would your school like to name a hedgehog and care for him or her by sponsoring the tiny creature. At the end of the rehabilitation process with us we will release the hedgehog back into the wild.
We ask children at your school to think of a hedgehog name. They write the name on a piece of paper and put it into a hat. We ask that the children to donate £1 or some cat or dog food or old towel for each name. Once all the names are collected we will pick one out of the hat and the hedgehog is named. We will email the school with updates on their named hoglet and general information on hedgehogs. We will bring the hedgehog into school along with some of our others orphans to show the children. This year for the first time we will dedicate a web page to the chosen hedgehog and update you on it's progress on-line. We will feature pictures drawn by the children, poems and essays etc about wildlife. At the end of the orphans time with us we will release the hedgehog into the wild. If you are interested in this please contact [email protected]
There are many ways you can help us
See if you can help us by clicking here - Can You Help Us . From hands on volunteering to clicking at home we need all sorts of help and all sorts of people to join our small and crazy team.
why we do it
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance on the beach, and so he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean READ MORE
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our wonderful team
long term goals
Our long term goal is to set up an exciting Education Centre for school and groups ·with a fully equipped 24 hours wildlife hospital with full time vets and ambulances. Anyone able to help with this progress this in relation to land and finance should contact Anne for more detail on. [email protected]
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How we started
Whilst out walking with my dog in the early 1980's I found a small hedgehog stuck in a fence. He was too fat to go through and his prickles wouldn't let him go back.
He had been pushing so long in an attempt to free himself that the wire had cut into his body and his leg was bleeding where he had pushed and pushed against the ground. I had in my handbag a pair of pliers (no surprise to anyone who knows me) I cut the wire and removed the hedgehog READ MORE