Wild Hogs – Autumn update

Registered Charity no: 1168800.  Thank you for your support of this charity which cares for and rehabilitates sick and injured hedgehogs

Admissions: 07949 976717
General Enquiries: wildhogsoffice@gmail.com

At this time of year, many people are tidying their gardens before the winter months. If you have left long grass, please do check it before mowing or strimming. Hedgehogs are seeking to build nests for hibernation, so a pile of leaves will be a welcome home for them. If you are building bonfires, please make sure you light it on the day you make it or move it before lighting. Please light it from one side only to allow any wildlife to escape.

Now is also a good time of year to feed hedgehogs. They need to gain enough weight to hibernate should the weather turn cold. Recently, this has not happened until December or January, so there should be plenty of time for even small hoglets to gain weight. Hedgehogs need to be 450g to successfully hibernate but they can gain over 100g in a month so please don’t rescue any autumn juveniles while the weather is still warm. Supporting them in the garden by putting out food and water will help them stay in the wild where they are meant to be. As always, any hedgehog out in the day may need help so please do call us if you are at all concerned about a hedgehog.

FIRE WALK – in aid of Wild Hogs and Teckels!

Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue and Teckels Animal Sanctuaries have teamed up and we will be walking over hot coals for our two charities!
If you would like to join us and could raise some much needed sponsorship money, please sign up for the Fire Walk on our website www.wildhogshedgehogrescue.org.uk .

The firewalk will take place on November 20th 2021 at 6:30pm in Kingsway Sports Pavilion, Newhaven Road, Kingsway (opposite Asda). Please do come along and support us, there will be stalls, a raffle, hot chocolate and cakes.