hedgehogs need your help' say Secret World wildlife carers
wildlife carers at Secret World Wildlife Rescue are calling for
cat food donations to help sick and injured hedgehogs survive the
charity is currently caring for 50 hedgehogs at its centre in East
Huntspill but this number is expected to quadruple to over the winter
months during poor weather.
can be in short supply for hedgehogs during the autumn and winter,
and the charity often admits hogs that are underweight and suffering
from parasites, ringworm, ticks and worms.
Bryant, Animal Care Section Leader at Secret World, says: "As
the nights get colder we are expecting a lot more hedgehogs to be
admitted over the winter months as they struggle to find food."
and treating them becomes expensive and stretches our resources
so we are asking for donations of cat food and biscuits to help
these little creatures put on the weight they need to get through
donating food, you are helping to give these animals a greater chance
of getting back to where they belong the wild."
charity puts ill hedgehogs on a diet of meaty cat food in jelly
and cat biscuits to help build their strength up. All donations
will help the charity look after a greater number of hedgehogs through
World Wildlife Rescue, a registered charity, does not receive any
funding from Government or other public bodies. It relies solely
on the generosity of wildlife lovers across the region.
donations can be dropped off at Secret World at New Road Farm in
New Road, East Huntspill, between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week,
or ordered from the charitys Amazon wish list here.