HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY
A family run Charity that looks after British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. We receive no Government funding. We are all volunteers. Registered Charity No. 1190048
HELPING BRITISH WILD HEDGEHOGS:
British Wild Hedgehogs are on the red list of endangered species with nearly 50% of their population decreased over the past decade in rural areas and a third from towns and cities.
The Charity is a family run operation with help from the local community. Setup in April 2015, Mother and son are involved on a daily basis. The Charity rehabilitates Wild Hedgehogs which are sick, injured, underweight, or need help. Over 250 Hedgehogs were released back in to the wild in 2019 and the Charity looks to match or exceed that number for this current year.
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE HEDGEHOGS:
You can support us with donations, gifts, fundraising, sponsorship, partnerships, or legacies. We would appreciate your support even if it’s helping to raise awareness and telling others about us and letting them know what we do to help the hedgehogs.
We currently have a peak of around 80 hedgehogs at any one time and an average of between 30-50 in rehabilitation. Hedgehogs in rehabilitation are with us anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months but normally at least 1-2 months. One hedgehog can easily eat close to an entire can of dog food, but it’s normally just over half a can or a large bowl of hedgehog food. It’s not unusual to go though at least 30-40 cans of food a day. This does not include the more expensive foods such as the critical care mousse and hoglet powdered food.
Donations are greatly appreciated and help us a huge amount. There are a lot of ongoing costs involved in rescuing the hedgehogs but it costs about £20 a month just to feed and shelter a hedgehog in rehabilitation. Some of the larger costs for the Charity are insurance and electricity along with the on-going running costs of the rescue vehicle used to pickup and drop off hedgehogs on rescue and once released back in to the wild. The cost of fuel is more than £50 a week. These costs alone amount to several thousand pounds a year. There are also hedgehog consumable costs (such as medical treatments, gloves, various disinfectants, wound sprays, flea, mite, and tick sprays, milton tablets, etc..) and general maintenance and repairs to hedgehog buildings, hutches, and pens. On top of this are expensive items such as incubators.
Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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