Chorley Hedgehog Rescue is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) that operates from the home of Janette Jones.
Established in 2015 the rescue was originally called SnJ Wildlife Rescue. Janette and her sister Sue took in all kinds of wild animals needing care and treatment, including ducks, rabbits, birds, small mammals and hedgehogs.
The number of hedgehogs being brought to the rescue steadily increased until it was full of hedgehogs and there was no more room. With the demand for a specialist hedgehog rescue being so great, and the species becoming endangered, Janette decided to focus solely on caring for hedgehogs. The name was changed in 2017.
Chorley Hedgehog Rescue depends on a small team of dedicated volunteers that help Janette care for over 100 hedgehogs. The rescue does not receive any government funding towards the £60k annual operating costs and relies on public donations.
What we do ...
Chorley Hedgehog Rescue rescues and rehabilitates wild hedgehogs that are sick, injured or orphaned and releases them back into the wild when healthy, with the aim of increasing the population of hedgehogs in Chorley and Lancashire.
The rescue provides an environment for volunteers to learn about hedgehogs and contribute to their care and rehabilitation.