Tel: 0771 1883072
 Tel: 0771 1883072


DO YOU HAVE TWO HOURS A WEEK TO SPARE? yes? then read on .....

The 2020 Spring Orphan season will begin in March or possibly sooner.  Before that happens, we need to prepare the wildlife cabin before admissions begin.


This is a big task and needs many hands to deep clean the entire cabin, making it a safe and sterile environment for vulnerable little ones who no longer have the protection of their natural parents.



Are you available to give just two hours of your time to help us with this task?


It is hard work and there is no way we would say otherwise.


Cages have to be thoroughly cleaned as do the intensive care units.  If you like working outside, the hedgehog houses need to be cleaned out and relined with fresh bedding ready for the next inhabitants.


Drawers and cupboards need to be cleaned and re-organised with old and unused items being disposed of or recycled.


We are a friendly bunch and you will be made very welcome with tea and coffee provided whenever needed.


Interested?  Then please ring Annette on 0771 1883072


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The Wildlife Orphanage, located off the A19 between Selby and York, is a small wildlife rescue specialising in the care of young wild animals and birds.

APRIL 2017 

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 


October News


Baby Pixie arrived weighing only 100g and has numerous problems
Pixie has to have Imaverol baths to clear his skin
Pixie is suffering from mites & ringworm and is in a bad way for such a tiny hedgehog

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.