Unfortunately due to funding, we are now having to close our Hedgehog Unit until further notice. If you have found a hog, please follow the steps below and contact your nearest vet. 

There are less than 1 million hedgehogs left in the UK. Sick or injured hedgehogs need your help now more than ever to give hedgehogs the best chance of survival.


If you have found a hedgehog out in the day it will almost certainly have a problem. Before taking them to your local vet, please follow the steps in this green box. These instructions help increase the odds of the Hedgehogs survival and mean it can be treated as quickly as possible:

  • Pickup the Hedgehog by slipping your fingers under its tummy. Alternatively use gloves or place a towel over its spines.

  • Place it in a deep sided cardboard or plastic box.

  • Fill a bottle (old drinks bottle or water bottle) with warm-to-hot water and place it under a towel in the box to ensure the hedgehog doesn't get burnt.

Once you have completed the steps above, please take the hog to your local vet. There is no charge for taking them and the vets will get them the help they need.

About Hedgehogs

About Hedgehogs

From their impressive spikes to their eating habits, Find out more about hedgehogs here.
How to Help

How to Help

Find out how you can help to reduce the decline of the hedgehog population.

Hedgehogs need your help...

At the beginning of the 20th century, seeing hedgehogs wandering around at night would not have been such an uncommon occurrence. Sadly, a century later, hedgehogs have become an endangered species. Data collected from 1950 to 2019 has shown that the hedgehog population in the UK has decreased by 97% from a population of 30 million to only 1 million and the population continues to decline.

There is some good news however, as according to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society in their 2018 report, urban hedgehog populations are on the rise, which may be due to the public making their gardens more accessible to hedgehogs.
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