Welcome to Malvern Hedgehog Rescue.
We care for sick, injured & orphaned wild hedgehogs within Malvern, Worcestershire & surrounding areas.
For urgent enquiries call 07780 834411.
Hedgehog numbers are in serious decline and they are now under threat of extinction in just a few years time. Please browse through the pages to see how you can help.
If you see a hedgehog out during daylight it's likely to need immediate help. Please catch, contain & call for advice, as if it's an adult it's possible it could be a nursing mum going to and fro to feed her babies but should not be dismissed as such.
For urgent enquiries contact me on 07780 834411 or for any other enquiries you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malvern Hedgehog Rescue in Malvern, Worcestershire, is a voluntary & non profit making rescue providing Care, Treatment & Rehabilitation to sick, injured & orphaned hedgehogs within Malvern / surrounding areas & is run entirely on kind public donations. Food, medication & heating are ever increasing costs and all donations are very much appreciated.
I'm Viv and I run my rescue single handed and am not affiliated with BHPS I am RSPCA inspected and approved .
Having had the pleasure of hedgehogs in my garden, I am now an experienced carer/re-habilitator & work from my home in Malvern. I have cared for many hogs from within Malvern & surrounding areas since December 2008 & sucessfully reared hoglets from 17grms which otherwise would have died in the wild.
Unfortunately not all hogs that have come in have survived due to severity of injury/ illness suffered.Sometimes the only thing left to do for them is end their suffering when sadly they are euthanized by my vet.
In December 2009 I attended a basic First Aid and Re-habilitation Course specifically for hedgehogs & am now able to give life saving fluids & medications.
By the time hedgehogs come into care they are likely to be very sick, injured, cold & /or dehydrated / emaciated. Most will require some form of medication such as antibiotics, anti parasite medication, re-hydration fluids, creams/lotions and heat either direct, indirect or both. This will be in the form of an individual electric heat mat in each unit and a heated hedgehog hospital where they remain throughout recovery/re-habilitation.
Please see garden dangers page for advice on safety issues on some of the above. Many hogs that come into care remain throughout the long winter months and do/can not be allowed to hibernate due to being under-weight, sick or injured. Their care is constant and ongoing and the aim is to re-release once fully recovered and weather permits.
Please NEVER GIVE BREAD AND/OR MILK but always provide a shallow bowl of fresh drinking water. Not all hogs hibernate especially if food is available but can from September onwards when food sources are not available and weather is severe.
They emerge from hibernation once they have depleted their fat reserves or the weather is warmer. Many autumn juveniles will attempt to hibernate and either perish or wake a short while after due to insufficient weight & fat reserves.
They will be starving & unable to find sufficient natural food throughout autumn & winter to survive.
PLEASE REMEMBER - ANY HOG SEEN OUT DURING DAYLIGHT IS LIKELY TO NEED URGENT CARE & VULNERABLE TO FLY STRIKE IN WARM WEATHER. PLEASE CONTAIN IN A HIGH SIDED BOX OR CONTAINER BEFORE CALLING.
This site has been created to offer help and advice to members of the public. My aim is to releive suffering & return all healthy hedgehogs back to the wild.