Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue

TLC-40 Advance Intensive Care Unit / Recovery Unit

This past year has seen unprecedented numbers of orphan, sick and injured hogs coming through our doors.

Some young babies come in with their eyes still closed, and need hand rearing, and keeping warm. We have been using heated mats up to now, but these do not provide the all round heat and controlled humidity that an ICU unit will do. We can also fit a nebuliser and/or oxygen supply to the incubator, making it even more versatile.

Some young babies come in with their eyes still closed, and need hand rearing, and keeping warm. We have been using heated mats up to now, but these do not provide the all round heat and controlled humidity that an ICU unit will do. We can also fit a nebuliser and/or oxygen supply to the incubator, making it even more versatile.

The incubators provide a warm, clean, quiet, safe and reliable haven for these orphaned baby animals – especially for tiny babies who aren’t yet old enough to retain their own heat. Many young babies need extra help to survive in those early days and a safe, secure, controlled environment gives them the best chance to recover and thrive.

We would dearly like two or more of these incubators, but have only started the fund raising for one, as we hope this will make it more achievable.

Your donations will be put to good use, providing the equipment we need to offer the best care possible to these wonderful and endangered creatures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More Articles

Uncategorised
Jim

Blind

This poor old fella came to us Friday afternoon, he was found wandering around in circles.

Upon examination, we found that both his eyes are missing, with small wounds around the area, which suggests that birds have pecked his eyes out .

He does have a respiratory infection, which could explain why he would have been out in daytime and was able to be attacked.

Hogs like this cause us ethical and moral issues – do we keep him alive to live in permanent captivity, all be it in an enclosed garden, or do we have him put to sleep.

We’ll have to sleep on this one, poor bugger.

Read More »
Feeding
Jim

Happy hog

One of our little juvenile hogs happy after her food bowl has been filled.

Read More »
Hogs
Jim

Duncan

Duncan is back from the vets now, having had his left hind leg amputated.

He will have a course of antibiotics to fight off any infection, and pain relief.

The notes from the vet state that he has been eating well, and has been to loo, which is important after an operation.

Read More »