THANK YOU for visiting The Wildlife Orphanage and hedgehog hospital.
Hopefully you will find some useful information which may help to save the life of an orphaned, sick or injured wild animal.
This is a small, home based Rescue and animals are admitted
BY PRIOR TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT ONLY
Telephone 0771 1883072
Animal admission times are between 10am and 5pm unless other arrangements are made
There is also a FAQ (frequently asked questions) page which you may find helpful
HOWEVER, a word of caution ....
EVERY YEAR, hundreds of baby birds and animals are mistaken as orphans, baby deer (fawns) in the forest, baby hares (leverets) in a field, baby blackbirds in the garden to name but a few. Deer and hares leave their youngsters for long periods of time, and mother will not appear whilstever there are humans present.
Please ensure that the animal you find is a genuine orphan.
Young animals are far better being reared by their natural parents than a Wildlife Rescue. However dedicated, caring and well meaning we are, humans are still a very poor substitute when it comes to rearing and teaching young wild animals how to survive in a vey tough, dangerous world.
On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated
The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks. These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year. They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly. Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly.
With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation. They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.
If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,
Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.