The Wirral Animal Sanctuary Hedgehog Rescue Centre is moving into its second month of operations and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind first month for them. The Centre has enjoyed an overwhelming response to its call for new volunteers, publicity from several local media outlets (including the Liverpool Echo, Wirral Globe, BBC Radio Merseyside) and of course the demands of their first patients.
In the first month it has treated hedgehogs suffering from a range of illnesses with the intent of their eventual release back into the wild. When I went around to take some pictures last week, there were 8 hospitalised hedgehogs all waiting for the day when they are well enough to go back into the wild where they were found. The one exception to this is Eric as he was found at the side of a busy road… Lucky Eric is going to be released into a garden alongside a lady hedgehog. Well done Eric.
Before their pictures, the hogs were all snuggled up comfortably under a big pile of torn up newspaper. They came out of their cages in little balls and after some coaxing (aka stroking by Corrie) they stretched out and were actually very photogenic and obliging when it came to being in front of the camera.
The Centre is in need of cages, food, cleaning supplies, medicines and just funding generally so if you can help at all please click on one of the links below.
If you’d like to volunteer there is a recruitment day at the centre on 18 February 2017.
If you come across a hedgehog in distress, the phone number to the rescue centre is 07539 524755. More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/washogsrescue/