Arrived at the rescue on 14 June 2018 after being found out during the day, in a car park in Bolton. Prince was covered in blood from a puncture wound on his back. He weighed just 18g indicating he was just 3 days old. Hoglets this small rarely survive, but the dedication shown by Janette with his round-the-clock care is outstanding. Prince weighs 329g (as at 30th Aug) and will be released when he is big enough.
Arrived at the rescue on 9 July 2018 after being found in the canal clinging to a floating brush head behind Fredricks Ice Cream in Chorley. She was a small baby weighing 160g with fly strike (eggs) and maggots all over her head and in her ears. She was treated for water inhalation (pneumonia), chest infection, dehydration and fly strike. She now weighs 624g (as at 30 Aug) and is almost ready for release.
Arrived at the rescue on 24 March 2018 (weight 528g) having been found by dog walkers in a recently cut field in Blackrod. Erica had sustained severe strimmer injuries with lacerations down one side, from front to back. She was treated for infected wounds and released on 20 June weighing 1300g.
For hedgehogs that can't be released back into the wild we have a purpose-built outside enclosure at the rescue centre. Nokki is partially sighted after losing one eye that was badly damaged, Haroldine suffers from a chronic facial infection which needs ongoing treatment.
We currently have over 40 baby hoglets at the rescue centre, all needing regular syringe feeding until they are weaned and able to feed themselves.