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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Warning very poorly baby hedgehog at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 19:59, 28th Mar, 2016 | 0

On Tuesday a very poorly baby hedgehog or hoglet was brought into the GSPCA.

At only 3 to 4 weeks of age 'Diddy' as she's been named was covered in mange, very thin and also full of fly eggs and tiny maggots.

On arrival GSPCA staff Sarah Ozanne and Geoff George were on hand to help care for and clean off the fly eggs and maggots.

For the first few days the tiny hoglet was very weak and was taken home by Sarah to care for around the clock.

Nearly a week on and we are pleased to say that Diddy is doing well and growing stronger each day.

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Wee Billy isn't that wee anymore - could you help the hedgehogs in our care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 24th Feb, 2016 | 0

Every year hundreds of hedgehogs are rescued and cared for at the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Last September as the summer ended and autumn was setting in a 26g baby hoglet was found, rescued and brought into the GSPCA.

Wee Billy when he was rescued was tiny and really needed his mum as he relied on being milk fed and toileted.

Thanks to the team at the Animal Shelter Wee Billy received around the clock care in an intensive care unit and its wasn't long before we saw the weight gain and growth.

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:06, 20th Nov, 2015 | 0

With cold winter weather soon to be upon us the GSPCA want pet owners to consider all the animals of Guernsey.

During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the low temperatures.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With Winter on its way, at the GSPCA we want to ensure pets and other animals kept and live outside are safe and have all they need."

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Hautes Capelles Primary School awarded a very special prickly gift

Submitted by Steve on 16:36, 5th Sep, 2014 | 0

Earlier this year Sarah Ozanne and Lucy Ogier (Animal Care Assistants at the GSPCA) organised a competition to increase awareness of Hedgehogs in Guernsey. 

There were two classes - creating a 'Hedgehog Awareness Poster' and 'Build a Hedgehog House'. 

We were amazed by the response and had some fantastic entries. 

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With more hoglets in at the GSPCA here is advice on what to do if you find young hedgehogs

Submitted by Steve on 17:23, 29th Jul, 2014 | 0

At the GSPCA we have started to see the another round of Hoglets (baby hedgehogs) being found and rescued in Guernsey.

You normally see Hoglets in May, June or July, when the first litters are generally born, and in August-September, when the second litters are born.

During April and May we had a number of Hoglets rescued and also mothers that gave birth on site, many of which are already back in the wild.

The average size of a litter is four to five, and they appear after about a 4 1/2 week pregnancy.

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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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GSPCA Hedgehog talk a fantastic success and amazing entries to the competitions

Submitted by Steve on 16:01, 30th Jun, 2014 | 0

Earlier this year Sarah Ozanne and Lucy Ogier (Animal Care Assistants at the GSPCA) organised a competition to increase awareness of Hedgehogs in Guernsey. 

There were two classes - creating a 'Hedgehog Awareness Poster' and 'Build a Hedgehog House'. 

We were amazed by the response and had some fantastic entries. 

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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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Hedgehog Competition - Build a Hog House or Design an Awareness Hog Poster - Celebrating Hedgehog Week 5th -12th May

Submitted by Steve on 12:52, 2nd May, 2014 | 0

On Monday starts Hedgehog Week and to kick off the awareness week the GSPCA have launched two competitions for those aged between 4 and 16 years of age.

With 200 to 300 hedgehogs rescued every year at the GSPCA we see all ages with a variety of health problems.

Sarah Ozanne Animal Care Assistant in the Hedgehog Unit said 'With Spring we see hedgehogs awake and starting to give birth.'

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