Our Rescue

Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue are a ‘Small Charity’ which basically means that we are a non-profit organisation, and do not currently have sufficient annual income to register with the Charities Commission.

We do not receive operating costs from Government or the Lottery. All expenditure is covered by ourselves, either from our own pocket or by donations from finders and well wishers.

100% of all income is spent on the hedgehogs. There are no staff salaries, vehicle costs or other non-essential expenses taken out of the pot.

Based at our home in Poole, Dorset, we help sick, injured and orphaned wild hedgehogs back to full health with the aim of eventually releasing them back to the wild, or appropriate protected sites.

We pride ourselves in our high success rate in the treatment and rehabilitation of hedgehogs that come into our care with life threatening illnesses and injuries, and our high return to wild rate.

Our policy is to properly assess each new patient, to seek veterinary care when required, and to consult with other specialists throughout the country who are advanced in the treatment of hedgehogs.

The health and welfare of the animals is always our priority.

We’re open 7 days a week, 365 days per year to care for sick, injured or abandoned hedgehogs.

If you find a sick or injured hedgehog, or believe you have found a hedgehog that needs our care, please call us on 07587 925 476 – during busy periods we may not be able to answer so please leave a brief message, with a phone number if possible, and we will contact you as soon as we can.

We have treated over 450 hedgehogs so far this year at Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue, and we have 130+ in care throughout the winter, each one costing over £5 per week for food alone.


We are NOT open to the public, except for admissions, as this would be too stressful for the hedgehogs.

Please consider making a small donation to help fund this vital wildlife rescue work. We get no outside funding and our vets bills and food costs are very high, particularly when we have so many hedgehogs to feed and care for.

Our Wishlist on Amazon contains many items which help us to feed and care for the Hogs in our Centre. Just click on the logo above.

All donations through Paypal will assist with the running costs of our Centre. To donate, click on the donate button, or scan the QR code.

Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to donate via PayPal.
Thank you!


Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue are listed on the BHPS Directory.