From 3-9th May this week it’s Hedgehog week and as such we at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary wanted to mark the event with a weeklong homage to our spiky friends.  From fun facts, to hints and tips for you, so you can help to help them, follow our Facebook page to see a themed post each day this week. 

Hedgehogs are native to this country & have in fact been treading our soils since the last ice age! But, recently their numbers had dropped to a worrying low.  With a lot of help, and a nationwide effort, however, their numbers have begun to increase.

Since the Coronavirus and resulting social restrictions, we have taken our lead from the government and other leading organisations as to how best to continue providing the service we do.  The rehoming of cats and guinea-pigs had therefore ceased, in line with these guidelines.  However, DERFA have now released updated guidelines, which allows us to once again rehome animals, albeit through a slightly altered process, which still adheres to the Social Distancing guidelines.

If you are a supporter of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary or even just someone who cares about nature and wildlife you will probably already know that if you see a hedgehog out during daylight hours, then something it wrong with it.  Hedgehogs are nocturnal and as such should only be out and about during the hours of darkness.

Building work has been going on at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary for almost a month now on our new cattery, made possible by an incredibly generous grant from Support Adoption for Pets; and what isn’t under water is going very well!

Our team at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary are currently enjoying the company of several cats who are between the ages of 5 & 15.  However, the dream isn’t for these cats to live out their days in a pen in a shelter.  But for them to have another chance of happiness in a house they can call their own, with a knee to cuddle up on so they are never alone.

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