One of our orphan hoglets hiding away in his nest in an incubator.Read more
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
Meet Marian, she came to us last week after being seen out in daytime, wandering around aimlessly. She has a sunken left eye and her right eye looks milky, so is possibly blind.
As you can see from the photos, she also has significant spine loss, probably from a mite or ringworm infection that, judging from the condition of her skin, appears to have cleared up.Read more
This little hog came in at lunchtime today, having been found out during the day, just laying on the lawn.Read more
A busy night ahead with a string of people coming to collect their hedgehogs for release. Love having them, but love it when they go back “home” to where they belong. Who was it that sung that song “oh-oh we’re half-way there…” 54 gone, 54 left to go. We might even get a week off at this rate.Read more
Following our little piece in yesterdays Echo, we had 4 hedgehogs in overnight and this morning.One from Bournemouth College campus, which was brought in by a member of the college staff, one from Corfe-Mullen which had been found laying on the road, one from Wareham which sadly died before it got here, and one this morning from Upton that was found when a garden shed was being taken down.Read more
We have the tiny amputee hog back from the Vets now, and he has already eaten one full bowl ofRead more
It’s a bit late, but here are our figures for hedgehog numbers last year, far and away our busiest year,Read more
In a change from our usual spikey critters, we have this baby bunny to look after. It came to usRead more
This is little Milly. She came to us as a hoglet aged around 6 – 8 weeks old a fewRead more