We are back...
...and looking after poorly hogs.
September 2023 new opening times, Weekdays 08.00 - 20.00, weekends emergencies only: please contact the Centre 07781 144250 for appointments advice and emergencies.
If you see a hog out in daytime it needs help, secure it then please call the above number.
Urgent: During hot, dry weather please put out bowls of water and a meaty cat food for your hog visitors. Now it is Autumn, the hogs will be looking to put as much weight on as possible, for when food is scarce in the winter irrespective of a mild or cold winter when they may hibernate for long or short periods.
The Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre is dedicated to the wellbeing of the hedgehog community in Guernsey. Yes we have changed our focus to a more community based approach.
We are passionate about hedgehogs and have realised for some time that these endearing little creatures are under a great threat for survival in our island. This is due to many factors:
1. General climate change.
2. Pressure on space to feed, sleep & breed safely.
3. Predominant male population is emerging.
4. Isolated hog communities therefore inbreeding a problem.
5. The risks of travelling to find food and a mate across island roads.
Kind donations, Initiatives and Charity Box Holders
The Charity kindly acknowledges all the donations large and small made during Covid when many Community Funding Initiatives have not been available, also a big thank you to all those who make regular donations.
Any groups that choose a charity for events held please bear us in mind.
The Charity welcome any islanders who would wish to learn about hogs and be prepared to foster them whilst they are recuperating from illness or injury. Permanent foster homes in walled gardens are also desperately needed for those hogs that cannot be released into the wild, anyone interested in fostering please call Dawn 07781 144250, she will advise and do a site visit, you will be supported and help is always at the end of the telephone.
2022 saw another busy year for the Charity. Admissions from Strimmer wounds increasing, please check all areas and strim 10 inches up from the ground before moving down closer. Check all bonfires before lighting and Compost heaps provide ideal nesting sites so take care when digging out!
In 2022 the numbers admitted to the Centre were 398, 75 Hoglets requiring specialised care and hand feeding, 92 Juveniles and 231 Adults. Sadly 42 died. 6 hogs were permanently fostered to secure caring homes and 350 were released back into the wild.
In 2021 a total of 570 hogs were brought to the Centre, sadly 60 died, 5 were permanently fostered the rest were released back into the wild.