We recently announced that the local cause we will be supporting for 2016 is Oggles, a hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation centre based in Dewsbury. Vicky Greenwood has run the sanctuary from her own home since 2010, when she took in her very first spiky resident and nursed him back to health. We have pledged to help Vicky with her ‘hogspital’, currently home to 140 hedgehogs, by donating food for the patients, whilst also supporting her in raising awareness through social media and providing prizes for upcoming fundraisers.
But as our conversations with Oggles have unfolded, we’ve realised just how little people know about these spiky creatures. So, in a bid to change that, we’ve compiled some tips for you to follow if you find an injured hedgehog………
Our hedgehog population is rapidly declining, with numbers dropping by 95% since the 1950s.Any help you can give to our spiky friends to improve this situation, will mean that in years to come we’ll be able to show them to our children – and not just in a book!