We are still taking in baby and juvenile hedgehogs on a daily basis and now have almost 70 in our care. We get referrals from not only members of the public, but also various vet surgeries from Christchurch to Weymouth, as well as the RSPCA for whom we have taken a number of hoglets, birds and other wildlife over the course of the last few years.
Tonight’s hoglet was found out in daylight trying to eat some food scraps on a pavement at Mudeford. She has been named Sonic 2 (as we already have a winter resident named Sonic) by her finders small children. She is around 5/6 weeks old and as with many young hogs coming in, she is pretty poorly with lungworm, internal parasites and her gut is completely empty, so she has not eaten for some time. She will receive the best of care that we can provide and we are hopeful for her recovering given time. Thank you to Sally for picking her up and entrusting this precious little girl to our care ? ?
Please remember to leave out food for any hogs too young to hibernate, or those adults not yet hibernating. It could mean the difference between life and death for them.