An extremely busy Hedgehog year at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:04, 6th Sep, 2017 | 0

Since the start of 2017 the GSPCA have helped over 320 hedgehogs making it one of the busiest years on record with 4 months still to go.

Last night the latest baby hedgehog which was named Pins was found gasping and very thin and has spent the night in an intensive care unit with special food and care.

During the Summer at one point we had over 130 hedgehogs meaning the most hedgehogs we have ever had at one time in our care.

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His Excellency & Lady Corder help release Gov the hedgehog back where he was found at Government House

Submitted by Steve on 09:23, 16th May, 2017 | 0

In the middle of Winter on the 4th January a very thin unwell hedgehog was rescued in the grounds at Government House.

The poorly hedgehog which was half his ideal body weight would have likely perished if he hadn’t have been rescued and brought into the GSPCA to care for over the last few months.

The hedgehog which has been called ‘Governor’ has made huge improvements and as he has now reached a healthy release weight.

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Guernsey hedgehog survey - Please help Charlotte with her final university project about the hedgehog population in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 21:25, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

Charlotte Le Marquand is from Guernsey and currently a zoology student at Swansea University undertaking her final year project under the supervision of Dr Dan Forman.

The main focus of my project is to understand the distribution and abundance of hedgehogs in Guernsey. Charlotte has previously undertaken some volunteer work with the GSPCA during 2009 and has also visited the Shelter with a veterinary surgeon from Les Eturs Veterinary Centre while on work experience in 2013 and also this summer as we are helping support her with her project.

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Could you help sponsor the hand rear baby hedgehogs (hoglets) or others at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 21:37, 26th May, 2016 | 0

On the 8th May three young hoglets were found abandoned by their mum in the Vale area.

At only a couple of weeks of age and barely able to walk or see the baby hedgehogs were rescued by one of our Volunteer Wardens and brought into the GSPCA.

When they arrived the GSPCA team worked quickly to warm them up and feed them.

For the last two weeks the team have been looking after them around the clock bottle feeding and caring for them in an intensive care unit.

Each day they grow stronger and we will hopefully soon have them feeding on solids.

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Hoglets eyes start to open

Submitted by Steve on 18:47, 19th May, 2015 | 0

Nearly two weeks since they were rescued and our 3 hoglets eyes have started to open and are doing very well.

Widge, Midge and Fidge were rescued after being found with no mother in sight.

Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George attended the scene in Torteval where they were found all alone in a shed.

We are pleased to report the baby hoglets have been feeding well and are now trying to escape from their bed whenever they get the chance.

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Rat trap catches hedgehog

Submitted by Steve on 12:15, 16th May, 2015 | 0

Every day animals in need find their way to the GSPCA or we are called out to rescue them.

Earlier this month we had to free a hedgehog from a rat trap.

'Nugget' as the GSPCA named the adult male hedgehog was rescued from the St Sampson's area.

Sadly the team at the GSPCA couldn't free the hedgehog from the trap so a quick call was made to the local fire station and the hedgehog was transported so that their team could help release Nugget from the wire cage.

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Hoglets doing well at the GSPCA - could you sponsor these cute baby hedgehogs

Submitted by Steve on 19:10, 15th May, 2015 | 0

One week on and our 3 hoglets are doing well.

Widge, Midge and Fidge were rescued last week after being found with no mother in sight last Friday.

Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George attended the scene in Torteval where they were found all alone in a shed.

The baby hedgehogs or hoglets as they are called were rushed to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews where they were fed and rushed into an intensive care unit.

We are pleased to report the baby hoglets have been fed around the clock and are doing extremely well.

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Hedgehog & Hoglet Happy Endings in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 21:38, 22nd Jul, 2014 | 0

On Friday the 11th July and Friday the 18th July the GSPCA had two fantastic happy endings.

The first starts on the 3rd May this year when an unwell hedgehog was brought into the GSPCA that had been out in the day.

With a few health issues on entry the female hedgehog named Brie gave birth to Edam, Feta and Babybell only days after arriving.

After weeks of care the mother and her babies which were found in St Peter Port were released very close to where they were found in a safe area.

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Hedgehog talk and tour 2.30pm Sunday 29th June - tickets on sale

Submitted by Steve on 14:27, 23rd Jun, 2014 | 0

Hedgehog Talk, Tour, Competition Results, Raffle & More. Sunday 29th June 2014 from 2.30pm. Tickets on sale
£5 minimum donation per adult
£2.50 minimum donation per child. Share

Mona & Lisa, Mother & Daughter Hedgehogs are back to their Guernsey seaside home

Submitted by Steve on 16:56, 11th Jun, 2014 | 0

On Friday we saw the close of our Hedgehog Awareness Competition entries close and we have had so many fantastic posters and photos of hedgehog homes.

The team will be short listing the finalists this week but every day the GSPCA have been seeing sick, injured and young hedgehogs.

From strimmer injuries to hoglets (baby hedgehogs) found with no mother the GSPCA have been experiencing a busy Spring with hedgehogs as well as other species.

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